Sunday, January 31, 2010

Carrot Apple Salad

Carrot Apple Salad is a delicous side dish, snack, or dessert. I have been eating this salad since I was a little girl. You cannot get any healthier than carrots and apples. For those of you with kids, this is a great way to get them to eat something a little different than the typical raw veggies and dip. The shredded carrots and apples pair together so well that no one will know they are eating such a healthy dish. I even substitute this salad for cole slaw.

The clean taste of this salad is both unexpected and delicious. Don't be fooled by the simplicity, this salad is full of Vitamin A and Vitamin C and has no fat or cholesterol.

2 cups firmly packed shredded carrots
2 cups firmly packed shredded apple (firm, tart apples, like Granny Smith work best)
1 tbsp sugar (can substitute honey)

In a large bowl, toss together the apples, carrots, and sugar.

Additions: nuts like walnuts or peacans, raisins, or herbs like cilantro, parsley.
Note: If you are worried about the shredded apple turning brown, you can add a little lemon juice to the mix.

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