Carrot Salad makes a fresh, delicious side dish for any meal. Made with less than 10 ingredients, it’s easy to whip up and is a perfect combination of savory and sweet. If you’re looking for a whole new way to enjoy carrots, you’ll love this easy recipe!
Do you ever feel like carrots are one of the most underrated vegetables out there? They seem to be something that most of us have in our fridge most of the time… yet it’s so easy to forget just how versatile they really are.
Carrots are delicious roasted, candied, and baked into delicious treats. And they’re especially delicious in this sweet and savory Carrot Salad.
As with any recipe, there are many different versions of this salad, but this is the combination we like best. It’s a simple combo of shredded carrots, apples, and raisins in a slightly sweet, creamy dressing.
The perfect picnic salad… and one I know you’ll love just as much as we do!
I LOVE this recipe because it’s made with ingredients I almost always have on hand. Both carrots and apples are refrigerator staples, and the rest of the ingredients are pretty basic! You can either use whole carrots (peeled and grated) or buy matchstick carrots at the grocery store.
- 4 c. shredded carrots (whole carrots or 1 bag of matchstick carrots)
- 1 c. shredded apple (1 medium apple)
- 1/3 c. raisins
- 1/4 c. mayo
- 1/4 c. sour cream (substitute Greek yogurt)
- 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
- 1 Tbsp. honey
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
Aside from the grating, which shouldn’t take long, this recipe couldn’t be easier to make. It’s as simple as measuring and stirring… and voila! An easy, delicious side dish that’s ready in no time!
- In a medium mixing bowl, combine shredded carrots, apples, and raisins.
- In a separate small bowl, combine remaining ingredients.
- Stir dressing into carrot mixture until combined.
🍍 Recipe variations
Here are some of our favorite ways to jazz up this salad. Feel free to try any or all of them… or come up with your own!
- Substitute 1 c. crushed pineapple for the apple
- Add 1/3 c. chopped walnuts
- Add 1/4 – 1/2 c. shredded coconut
- Substitute craisins for raisins
- Add a dash of ground cinnamon
Leftover salad can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. For best flavor, it should be eaten within 2-3 days.
🥦 Related recipes
Salads always make a great side dish, and these are some of our favorites!
- Ambrosia Salad
- Brussel Sprout Salad
- Fresh Corn Salad
- Creamy Cucumber Salad
- Pina Colada Fruit Salad
- Chickpea Cucumber Feta Salad
- 5 Bean Salad
- Broccoli Salad
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 157Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 211mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 3gSugar: 14gProtein: 1g