Carrot Pineapple Salad
5 cups carrots, grated
1/2 cup raisins or dried cranberries
1 cup pineapple chunks, packed in their own juice, drained
2 tablespoons white or apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
In a bowl, mix together grated carrots and raisins; set aside.
In a blender, puree pineapple, vinegar, sugar, and cinnamon
until smooth. Pour over carrot mixture; mix well. Chill for 30
minutes and serve. Makes 12 (1/2 cup) servings.
• Use 1/4 teaspoon crushed oregano instead of the cinnamon.
• Purchase a larger can of pineapple and add pineapple
chunks to the salad with the raisins.
• If no blender is available to make the dressing, try yogurt or
reduced-fat mayonnaise for dressing instead. Or mix 1 cup of
the juice from the pineapple with the cinnamon, vinegar, and
brown sugar to make the dressing — then add the pineapple
chunks to the salad.
• Raw carrots are often better accepted by picky eaters than cooked carrots.
This salad is a good source of fiber as well as being a fun change from
green salad with a meal.