Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Tropical Carrot Raisin Salad

Have you ever had carrot raisin salad from Chick-fil-A?  Oh my gosh, I love that stuff!  This version is that classic salad kicked up a notch with coconut!  Tropical Carrot Raisin Salad is almost good enough to eat as a dessert!  

Tropical Carrot Raisin Salad:  Classic Carrot Raisin Salad with a tropical flare!  #carrots #salad



To keep calories in check, this salad is made with fat free Greek yogurt.  I've made this recipe a few times now and each time I used a different flavor of Greek yogurt. I've tried it with fat free vanilla, fat free toasted coconut, and fat free plain with the addition of 2 tsp. honey.  For me, I liked the plain yogurt with the honey the best...but feel free to use whatever flavor of Greek yogurt you like.

I also only used ONE carrot.

Yup.

Introducing....Super Carrot!  lol


Super carrot weighed in at almost an entire pound!!!!  lol  ...and it was plenty enough to make this salad.

Here is Super carrot once I shredded it in the food processor!


Crazy, right??  One carrot.

But back to the salad...

This is a great salad to serve alongside dinner or as a side with a sandwich at lunch or even just as a snack.  If you are a fan of carrot raisin salad...you will love this lighter tropical flavored version!

Tropical Carrot Raisin Salad:  Classic Carrot Raisin Salad with a tropical flare!  #carrots #salad


Tropical Carrot Raisin Salad

Renee's Kitchen Adventures
Tropical Carrot Raisin Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 pound of carrots, peeled and shredded
  • 3/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup crushed pineapple, in 100% juice, drained
  • 3 TBS sweetened, shredded coconut
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup fat free Greek style yogurt (vanilla, coconut, or plain)
  • 1/4 cup reduced fat mayonnaise

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving to allow raisins to plump and flavors to meld.
Yield: approx. 3 cups
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 10 mins.
Cook time: 00 hrs. 00 mins.
Total time: 10 mins.

Slightly adapted from Allrecipes

Servings - approx. 6   Serving Size - approx. 1/2 cup   Points Plus per Serving - 3 Points+
Calories - 130.1,   Total Fat - 2.2g,   Carb. - 26.3g,   Protein - 3.2g,   Fiber - 2.8g

Printable Recipe


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These carrots I have been getting from a small, local market are just crazy in size!  They are from Canada, and you might think because of their size they might not taste so good, but they are amazingly mild and sweet!!  I love them, because I hate, hate, hate peeling skinny carrots!  lol  

How about you?  Is peeling produce a chore you hate?  Have you ever seen a carrot as big as "Super Carrot" ? 


22 comments:

  1. mmmmmmmmmmmmmm Sounds delicious! I love carrots in any form :) Chickfila is one of the best fast food spots (we only ever go there and Chipotle/Qdoba for fast food)

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    1. I agree. You can make good choices at chick-fil-A!

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  2. Whoa that is one huge carrot! :) I LOVE the sound of this salad, Renee! Just what the doctor ordered in spring, isn't it?

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  3. Carrots and coconut! There should be a song about that. This looks delish! Pinned and shared!

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    1. lol...what a sweet song it would be!

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  4. My mom would always put pineapple in her carrot salad and coleslaw. This gave me memories of those days. I never make this and I really should give it a try!

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    1. I love the sweetness pineapple gives to these sort of salads too! Awe...always nice when food brings back memories!

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  5. Wow that's a huge carrot! Looks great, Renee. Pinning, stumbling and all that to have it handy.

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    1. Yup...I only had to peel ONE! lol

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  6. That is one big carrot, it got my attention! The salad looks awesome...

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  7. I love all of the flavors in this - and I love that it has Greek yogurt with honey - one of my favs! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. The flavors all work really well together and the yogurt helps keep the calories down.

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  8. Ha, that carrot is huge! :) Want to know something sad? I've never eaten at Chik-Fil-A. :( I think I need to fix that soon because I always hear good things about it. This salad looks like proof of that. Yum!

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    1. Oh yes, you must give it a try Nicole!

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  9. Looks sooo delicious! Thank you for sharing!😋😊

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  10. I would enjoy this salad! I tried making something similar, but without pineapple :)

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