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Carrot Apple Salad Recipe

Carrot Apple Salad Recipe

Deciding to start eating healthy, I took a classic carrot and raisin salad recipe and lightened it up, then added apples for extra flavor. I took this dish to a weight-loss group meeting...and they loved it! —Kim Jones of Collinsville, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 can (8 ounces) unsweetened crushed pineapple
  • 2 medium tart apples, diced
  • 3 cups shredded carrots
  • 3 tablespoons raisins
  • 3 tablespoons flaked coconut
  • 1/3 cup fat-free reduced-sugar vanilla yogurt
  • 1/3 cup fat-free plain yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-fat mayonnaise or salad dressing
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  • 1. Drain pineapple, reserving juice in a bowl. Add apples to the juice; toss to coat. Let stand for 5 minutes; drain. In a large bowl, combine the pineapple, carrots, raisins, coconut and apples. In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Pour over carrot mixture and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 3-4 hours or until chilled. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 138 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 101mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fruit, 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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Reviewed May. 21, 2015

"Both my husband and I enjoyed this salad. I do not like mayonnaise so I added extra yogurt."

Dark Winter
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2013

"Refreshing. Great for a potluck item."

Reviewed Dec. 25, 2012

"Absolutely wonderful! Served this for Christmas dinner."

Reviewed Jun. 17, 2011

"I make this all the time. My mom found it first in L&T, and passed the recipe to me. Fantastic. Tips: be sure to drain the pineapple well; I use 2/3 cup of other yogurt, such as lemon, orange, etc. in place of the vanilla and plain. Makes it extra special."

Home Cooker
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2011

"Very Tasty. I replaced the mayo with FF Ranch Dressing. I didn't have vanilla yogurt so I used plain yogurt and added vanilla extract and splenda to sweeten it."

Reviewed Nov. 24, 2010

"This is an excellent salad and not what you would expect. It is one of our favorite recipes!"

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