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Fresh Ginger Carrot Salad

 Fresh Ginger Carrot Salad
"I created this salad as an alternative to the mayonnaise, raisin and carrot salad my mom used to make. I had some leftover ginger and really liked the fresh taste," relates Lauri Cherian of Scott Depot, West Virginia. "I have a sweet tooth, and this salad quenches it!"
6 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 3-1/2 cups shredded carrots
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 3/4 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1-1/2 cups fat-free plain yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh gingerroot

Directions

  • Drain crushed pineapple, reserving 3 tablespoons juice. In a bowl,
  • combine the pineapple, carrots, raisins, coconut and walnuts.
  • Combine the yogurt, ginger and reserved pineapple juice. Pour
  • dressing over carrot mixture; toss gently to coat. Refrigerate for
  • at least 1 hour. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 3/4 cup equals 286 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 94 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 6 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fruit, 2 fat, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat-free milk.