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Carrot Apple Salad

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, Collinsville, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    6 servings


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


  • 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.
Nutrition 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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  • NanZim
    May 21, 2015

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

  • Dark Winter
    Feb 10, 2013

    Refreshing. Great for a potluck item.

  • ellenpatron
    Dec 25, 2012

    Absolutely wonderful! Served this for Christmas dinner.

  • rctamu
    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
    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.

  • maball
    Nov 24, 2010

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

  • ringdingmingthing
    May 26, 2006

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