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Recipe Swap Friday–Carrot Apple Salad

Welcome back to Recipe Swap Friday! I’m loving all these veggie recipes you guys are sharing (especially those veggie dishes that could actually be dessert–yum!)

If you weren’t here last week, we’re giving a nod to healthy-eating in the new year by sharing our favorite veggie recipes. You can link up to your favorite veggie recipe below, either on your blog or in your Plan to Eat account. If linking up to your Plan to Eat account, just cut and paste the url from the recipe in your recipe book.

Hope you guys brought lots more recipes to share! Here’s mine for the week:

Now isn’t that a cheerful salad for a bleak, midwinter dinner table? This salad was a huge hit at our house, with kiddos and grown ups alike. A few of the little ones took issue with the mint in the salad (which I loved) so I guess we’ll leave that out of the next batch.

Once I quit grumbling over having to pull out my food processor, this salad came together in a jiffy. I grated two Granny Smith apples and four carrots. I didn’t really measure the quantity of my carrots and apples, just threw everything in the processor into a mixing bowl, so I think I may have ended up with more veg than the recipe calls for. Even so, this salad was a real winner.

Definitely use fresh lemon and orange juice. The flavors are so much brighter and fresher. And leave out the mint if you’ll be serving sensitive palates.

For those who are following along with our cookbook tour this recipe comes from a companion book to the More with Less cookbook. The recipes in this book have the simplicity of More with Less but use fresh, seasonal ingredients. I’ve been cooking from it for a few years and have found some real winners that I turn to again and again.

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Carrot Apple Salad

Kiddos didn’t care for the mint. Only make as much as can be eaten that day, doesn’t keep well.

Source: Simply in Season, Mary Beth Lind and Cathleen Hockman-Wert

Course: Side Dishes (Salads)

Main Ingredient: Vegetables



  • 14 cup fresh lemon or lime juice
  • 2 Tbs fresh orange juice
  • 1 Tbs honey
  • 2 cups apple, shredded
  • 2 cups carrots, shredded
  • 1 Tbs fresh mint or 1 tsp dried mint
  • 18 tsp salt or to taste
  • 14 cup raisins


  1. Mix together the juice and the honey. Toss with the apples and coat well (prevents browning). Add the remaining ingredients. Toss well and serve immediately.

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