Jeweled Carrot Salad with Apple and Pomegranate

Shredded carrot salad with apples, pomegranate seeds, raisins, craisins, mayo, lime juice, and honey.

  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4 as a side.


  • 2 cups, freshly grated carrots (from 2 to 3 large carrots)
  • 1 large sweet apple, peeled, cored, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 2 Tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup craisins
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds


1 Place grated carrots and chopped apples in a large bowl. Sprinkle with lime juice and toss to coat.

2 Stir in honey, mayonnaise, raisins and craisins. Stir in pomegranate seeds. Add more lime juice, mayonnaise, or honey to taste.

Serve immediately.

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  • Eli Fidelma

    Thanks for the recipe Elise! =-D

  • Ambar

    Great recipe! Thank You!

  • stacey

    i know it says serve immediately, but i wanted to make this salad and bring to a potluck. would it not keep if i made it the night before?

    • Elise

      You can refrigerate it and serve it the next day. I think it is best eaten right away though.

  • george

    In my country pomegranates are lighter in colour ,they are more pinkish than redish and are maybe not that sweet as yours .

  • Kelsang

    What a lovely salad! This shall become my main salad for Thanksgiving although I will opt out the mayonnaise
    Thanks again!

    • Elise

      If you opt out of the mayo, you may want to add a little oil, and maybe some salt as well. The mayo provides the fat that holds the salad together. Not much, but some fat is needed.

  • Marta @ What Should I eat for breakfast today

    Love the ingredients.

  • Amy

    Hi Elise, I’m not a big salad eater, but this looks so good. I will definitely be trying this recipe very soon. Thanks for the great recipe.

  • Sandy S

    Thank you for bringing new life to carrot salad! Thinking it would speed things up, I once bought pre-shredded carrots. Big mistake! They must have been made with year old monster carrots. Will never do that again. Looking forward to this fresh bright version made with some tender sweet carrots from a local vegi stand. Now that I know how to work with poms, I will also make your version of quesadillas, too! Many thanks for opening my eyes to this new, dare I say healthy treat!

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

    This salad is gorgeous!

  • Sue/the view from great island

    This makes me nostalgic, our last house had a pomegranate tree and I never appreciated it…this salad looks delicious!

  • Mallory @ Because I Like Chocolate

    You have a pomegranate tree? I am so jealous! I have been buying them up a storm; if only they grew in my own backyard.

    • Elise

      My parents have one, that just keeps growing. Sacramento has a great climate for pomegranates. Persimmons too. Fall is beautiful here with all the fruit on neighborhood trees. :-)

      • Anna

        Would it be imposing to ask for you to photo their trees?? Here in Chicago we have scraggly, leafless trees now. :( I would love to see the joys of a Sacramento fall!

  • Becki West Jacobs

    What a pretty fall salad and the Pom arils looks so yummy with the rest of the veggies. I have never made a carrot salad, but this is making me consider it for a Thanksgiving side. You are so lucky to have a Pomegranate tree in your yard!