Carrot Raisin salad is a 4 ingredient salad that you can make in 10 minutes and is a healthy salad for a meal or a nice side dish to bring to a picnic or BBQ.
Growing up my Mom almost always had a salad to accompany our dinner. Salads are my favorite thing to eat; healthy, versatile, easy to throw together. But if you think about having a salad with every dinner throughout the year that is a lot of salads and they can get boring real fast. Creativity is the key to keeping the family healthy and eating their greens and veggies.
4 Ingredient Carrot Raisin Salad was one of the simple salads my Mom would make us. When I was visiting my Mom in Tennessee last week she made this salad and it reminded me how much I like it. I was excited to share it with you guys because of its simplicity for those busy days. It is perfect for a family of 4 or 5 and easy to throw together, taking about 10 minutes. This would also be a great salad to double and take to a picnic.
You will notice that I used low fat plain yogurt for the dressing in this recipe but if you prefer you can use half mayonnaise and half yogurt. I also use regular raisins but I have used golden raisins and dried cranberries and those taste great as well.
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- 5 large carrots, peeled and shredded
- 1/2 cup raisins (you can use golden raisins or regular raisins)
- 1/2 cup walnuts, halves (optional)
- 6 Tablespoons low fat plain yogurt (such as Stonyfield )
- Peel and shred carrots and put in a large mixing bowl.
- Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
- Serve or cover and refrigerate.
You can substitute the 6 Tablespoons low fat plain yogurt for 3 Tablespoons low fat plain yogurt and 3 Tablespoons mayonnaise.
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