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Carrot Apple Salad

January 17, 2021 (Last Updated: May 9, 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
    Colleen
    January 20, 2021 at 7:52 pm

    A new favorite at my house! Such a delicious and healthy salad. We had this with pork chops. So good!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      January 21, 2021 at 6:06 am

      Hello and thank you, Colleen! I actually made it with salmon, and it was a perfect pairing too! Thank you for sharing!

  • Reply
    Sharon
    January 20, 2021 at 6:57 pm

    I love this recipe because it’s a boring salad upgrade! Sweet apples with crunchy carrots and cranberries –but still with a creamy dressing that I love.

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      January 21, 2021 at 6:08 am

      Thank you, Sharon! I agree, and you can make it any time of the year, which is incredible. I make it a lot for the holidays and potlucks—summer, spring, winter, and fall!

  • Reply
    Marta
    January 20, 2021 at 6:29 pm

    This salad was perfectly sweet, but not overly so. I went amazingly well with my balsamic chicken and roast potatoes.

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      January 21, 2021 at 6:10 am

      Thank you, Marta. I usually do not add sugar—the pineapple juice is sweet, to begin with. It’s like a natural sweet. Thanks for stopping by and sharing!

  • Reply
    Lauren Vavala
    January 19, 2021 at 8:41 pm

    I just loved the combination of fruit and carrots in this salad. What a great idea – My kids went nuts for this salad too!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      January 21, 2021 at 6:11 am

      Good morning and thank you, Lauren! Glad the children liked it too!

  • Reply
    Aparna
    January 18, 2021 at 11:32 pm

    I just seemed to have all the ingredients for this delicious salad and thought it went over very well with the family at dinner. It’s a keeper for sure.

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      January 21, 2021 at 6:04 am

      Good morning, Aparna! I love when I actually have everything I need to make a recipe! I’m thrilled you enjoyed it.

  • Reply
    Claudia Lamascolo
    January 18, 2021 at 8:16 am

    I had everything in the house to make this salad, So made it, and I added the Carrot Apple Salad over a bed of Romaine lettuce yesterday with chicken as you suggested! I loved it!!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      January 19, 2021 at 9:04 am

      Thank you, Claudia! It’s always awesome when you have ingredients on hand! Glad to hear you use were able to use the suggestions too!

  • Reply
    Jesse
    January 18, 2021 at 7:46 am

    This Carrot Apple Salad was such a healthy and refreshing salad. I Love it!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      January 19, 2021 at 9:04 am

      Thanks, Jesse for the awesome feedback!

  • Reply
    Gina
    January 18, 2021 at 7:43 am

    Delicious! Made this Carrot Apple Salad, and the flavors were perfect! Saving the recipe to make again!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      January 19, 2021 at 9:05 am

      Good Morning Gina! Thank you so much for sharing your experience.

  • Reply
    Valerie
    January 18, 2021 at 7:28 am

    Your carrot apple salad was terrific. It’s was so colorful looking. It reminds me of spring. I bet it would also make a great side for a holiday, potluck, cookout.

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      January 19, 2021 at 9:05 am

      Valerie, absolutely it is always a big hit for those occasions!!!

  • Reply
    Kacie Morgan
    January 18, 2021 at 7:05 am

    Your carrot and apple salad were so appetizing! I loved the pineapple, too; It made it so refreshing. I had this with a hot jacket potato for dinner, and it was an awesome meal.

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      January 19, 2021 at 9:07 am

      Kacie, thank you—and I hope you saved me a potato!!!

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