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Tropical Carrot Salad Recipe

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"Hoping to convince my son to eat his carrots, I came up with this refreshing salad," writes Louise Ross of Santa Rosa, California. "The big plus is that everyone in our family loves it." Her colorful spin-off on a traditional carrot and raisin salad tosses dried cranberries, pineapple and mango into the mix, along with a light yogurt and mayonnaise dressing.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound shredded carrot
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup crushed unsweetened pineapple, drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped mango
  • 1/2 cup fat-free plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice concentrate
  • 1/3 cup chopped salted cashews

Nutritional Facts

One serving (3/4 cup) equals 164 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 134 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fruit, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the carrots, raisins, cranberries, pineapple and mango. In a small bowl, combine the yogurt, mayonnaise and orange juice concentrate; fold into carrot mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours. Sprinkle with cashews. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Tropical Carrot Salad in Light & Tasty December/January 2005, p20

Nutritional Facts

One serving (3/4 cup) equals 164 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 134 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fruit, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

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