Tangy Sweet Shredded Carrot Salad

 Tangy Sweet Carrot Salad from Noble Pig
We've all had the usual carrot salad recipe; shredded carrots, raisins, mayo. While that's okay, I wanted something a little more exciting with varying textures. For me, food is all about the texture and I am forever seeking how to balance the soft with the crunch.

So I found myself with two bags of shredded carrots that were previously slated for coleslaw, but plans changed. I started thinking about flavors and things that might go together, and of course texture.

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Chopped, sweet apples were an immediate choice, along with golden raisins and mandarin oranges. Pineapple might also be a good addition to this salad, but I have not tried it.

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The limes are just for garnish and are not included in his salad.

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This is a great side dish to serve at your next gathering.

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Tangy Sweet Shredded Carrot Salad

Recipe from: Created by Cathy Pollak for NoblePig.com | Serves: 8


  • 2 (10 oz) bags shredded carrots
  • 1 large sweet apple (Pink Lady), chopped in cubes
  • 2 (4 oz) cans mandarin oranges, drained
  • 3/4 cup golden raisins
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • juice of one lemon
  • 3/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 3/4 teaspoon coarse ground pepper


  • Add all ingredients to a large bowl and mix until combined. Refrigerate at least four hours or overnight.

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7 Comments and 5 Replies

  1. Joan in VA 1

    Sounds delicious. I think my husband would even like it.
    Out of curiosity, what did you garnish it with?

  2. I’m all about the textures in food too, these sound fantastically paired. I love what you did with those limes, so pretty!

  3. bea 4

    in Germany, we make Carrot Apple Salad. Finely shred both apple and carrot on the finest setting of a mandolin slicer – I actually have a Rohkost-shredder from Börner. Add a tad of lemon juice and a dollop of heavy cream. Done. Yummy! Addictive.

    Cheers from TN


  4. Erika 5

    Looks yummy and healthy. :)

  5. Lori 6

    The salad looks amazing. Just wondering how you make the lime garnish?

    • Cathy 7

      I don’t think I would be able to tell you with words, it’s one of those things you have to show someone. I might do a post on it though if there is interest.

  6. Your salad is so pretty!

  7. This is my kind of salad- so delicious!


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