Grated carrot salad has to be one of the easiest dishes in the world to prepare, as well as being pretty kid-friendly and good for you. The trick is to start with the best carrots you can find. Here is where buying organic or from a farmer’s market really makes a difference in taste. Carrots, being root vegetables, are not only tastier when they are grown in compost-rich soil, but they are more nutrient-rich as well. Trader Joe’s has some “rainbow crunch” differently colored carrots that are quite good and even pretty – deep red, bright orange, and bold yellow. The proportions of this recipe are flexible, depending on what you have on hand. Many traditional carrot salad recipes also call for crushed pineapple, but I think with the apples, raisins, and carrots, it’s sweet enough.
Classic Carrot Salad Recipe
- 3-4 cups freshly grated carrots
- 1/2-1 cup raisins
- 1 large apple, cored and chopped
- 1/4 to 1/3 cup mayonnaise
Combine all ingredients in a medium sized bowl.