Carrot Apple Salad

January 17, 2021 (Last Updated: March 26, 2021)

This Carrot Apple Salad is so refreshing, sweet, and tangy. Carrot Apple Salad keeps well in the refrigerator for several days. This Salad is a beautiful side for any meal.  This fantastic tasting dish also makes a lovely presentation on the dinner table and is excellent for potlucks, holidays, or gatherings. 

Carrot Apple salad is an incredible iconic recipe that has been around the Southern States for ages.  You’ll love this flavorful carrot salad because it is such a versatile side. This version is the one my grandparents made.  And It’s so much better tasting than Chic Fil A’s plain Jane Carrot side.

 

Carrot Apple SaladYou can serve this delicious tasting Carrot Apple Salad alongside any meat such as chicken, turkey, pork, and even beef. You can even add juicy leftover chicken, turkey, or pork to the salad and make it an entire light meal for lunch or dinner.  Or you can leave it as is.

 

 

 

Carrot Apple salad

 

 

Equipment suggested For the Carrot Apple Salad.

  • Sharp Kitchen knife– to chop the veggies.
  • Cutting Board- to chop the veggies
  • Large Glass Bowl – to combine ingredients.
  • Measuring cup- to measure the mayonnaise
  • Measuring spoon– to measure the sugar
  • Serving Dish– to serve the  Salad.
  • Serving Spoon– to serve the Carrot Apple Salad

 

 

Shopping List for Carrot Apple Salad

  • Match Stick Carrots
  • Apples
  • Celery
  • Pineapple tidbits (save the juice)
  • Parsley
  • Dried cranberries, raisins, or white raisins (pick one)
  • Pecans
  • Mayonnaise
  • Sugar (optional)
  • Kosher salt

 

 

 

Carrot Apple salad is an incredible iconic recipe that has been around the Southern States for rages.  You'll love this flavorful carrot salad because it is so versatile.  This Carrot Apple Salad keeps well in the refrigerator for several days. Carrot Apple Salad is a wonderful side for any meal.  This salad makes a lovely presentation on the dinner table and is fantastic for pot lucks and gatherings. 

 

 

 

 

 

Method for Carrot Apple Salad

  1. Gather all suggested equipment and ingredients needed for the recipe
  2. Chop the apples, careful not to include the core. (You do not need to peel the apples unless desired.) Slice the celery. Chop the parsley and pecans.
  3. In a large glass bowl, combine carrots, apples, pineapple tidbits, pineapple juice, parsley, dried cranberries, chopped pecans, and sugar *optional*, and kosher salt. Combine all ingredients and chill 60 minutes before serving.
  4. Place in a  pretty serving dish before placing the Carrot Apple Salad on the table.
  5. Serve with chicken, pork, or fish.

 

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

  1.  I cannot do not have match stick carrots on hand. What can I do? If you have regular carrots on hand, use a box grater and use the box grater’s large grating side.
  2. What are the best-tasting apples to use in the Carrot apple salad? I like using Gala apples or Granny Smith apples. However, I suggest using an apple you personally enjoy.
  3. Can I use Pineapple Chunks in the salad instead of tidbits? Absolutely. You can even use fresh when in season. 
  4. Which do you recommend using for better flavor cranberry, raisins, or white raisins in this recipe? I actually love them all, so that I would go with your personal preferences.
  5. Can I use Miracle Whip instead of mayo? You can. I would suggest omitting the sugar if you do.
  6. I noticed the recipe does not include lemon juice. Will the apples get brown? No, they will not. The pineapple juice prevents browning and has a better flavor for the recipe.
  7. How long does the salad last? The Salad will last at least  3-4 days when properly stored.

 

 

 

 

 

Carrot Apple salad

Carrot Apple Salad

hmccallum
This iconic incredible tasting Carrot Apple Salad is so refreshing, sweet, and tangy. Carrot Apple Salad keeps well and pairs with great with chicken and pork.
4.88 from 32 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Chill 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine American, Southern
Servings 6 People
Calories 283 kcal

Equipment

  • Sharp Kitchen knife– to chop the veggies
  • Cutting Board- to chop the veggies
  • Large Glass Bowl - to combine ingredients.
  • Measuring cup- to measure the mayonnaise
  • Measuring spoon– to measure the sugar
  • Serving Dish– to serve the salad.
  • Serving Spoon– to serve the Carrot Apple Salad

Ingredients
  

  • 16- ounces Match Stick Carrots
  • 2 large Apples chopped
  • 8- ounce Pineapple tidbits undrained
  • ½ cup Celery thinly sliced
  • ½ cup Mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup Parsley fresh, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon Sugar Optional
  • ½ cup Dried cranberries may sub raisins
  • ¼ cup Pecans chopped
  • Kosher salt to taste

Instructions
 

  • Gather all suggested equipment and ingredients needed for the recipe
  • Chop the apples, careful not to include the core. (You do not need to peel the apples unless desired.) Slice the celery. Chop the parsley and pecans.
  • In a large glass bowl, combine carrots, apples, pineapple tidbits, pineapple juice, celery, parsley, dried cranberries, chopped pecans, mayonnaise, sugar *optional*, and kosher salt. Combine all ingredients and chill 60 minutes before serving
  • Place in a pretty serving dish before placing the Carrot Apple Salad on the table.
  • Serve with chicken, pork, or fish.

Notes

Although themccallumsshamrockpatch.com attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures should be considered estimates. Varying factors such as product types or brands purchased, natural fluctuations in fresh produce, and how ingredients are processed change the effective nutritional information in any given recipe. Under no circumstances will themccallumsshamrockpatch.com be responsible for any loss or damage resulting from your reliance on nutritional information.

Nutrition

Calories: 283kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 2gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 180mgPotassium: 423mgFiber: 6gSugar: 25gVitamin A: 12950IUVitamin C: 15mgCalcium: 45mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Apple Salad, Carrot Salad
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27 Comments

  • Reply
    Farrukh Aziz
    January 27, 2021 at 6:05 am

    I love salads! And the combination of carrot and apple made my mouth water when I noticed it on Pinterest! I can’t wait to make this Carrot Apple Salad again!

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    Jo
    January 25, 2021 at 12:19 am

    This is my favorite all year round salad! The crunch texture and creaminess makes me want to eat more. I want my apples this way all the time! I will make it again.

  • Reply
    Addison
    January 24, 2021 at 3:47 pm

    So light and fresh tasting! This is such a great side dish or light lunch! Saving to make again.

  • Reply
    Ramona
    January 24, 2021 at 1:34 pm

    This carrot apple salad has a ton of super nutritious and just extremely flavourful tasting! I am definitely going to be making this again soon. Thank you for sharing this recipe

  • Reply
    Kate
    January 23, 2021 at 5:23 pm

    Many thanks for sharing this salad recipe. I love the taste of it and will make it very soon again. I am already looking forward to sharing this at a potluck or holiday meal.

  • Reply
    F.H.
    January 23, 2021 at 2:16 am

    This Carrot Apple Salad is my kind of salad. It’s crunchy with different flavors. I had to substitute mayo with a plant-based yogurt due to being vegan, but it created almost the same effect. Other than that, I keep everything the same. A great salad that we enjoy for years to come!

  • Reply
    Adriana
    January 22, 2021 at 1:50 am

    This salad reminds me of home. My mom was used to make something similar but forgot how good it was until I read your recipe and made it again. Thanks for bringing back so many memories.

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