Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Traditional Carrot Salad

Another comfort food growing up was my mom's carrot salad. This simple heavenly delight is good at any time of year, and so easy to make! We never waste apples or carrots (I'm sure the horses would not consider giving the old apples and carrots to them a waste, but I prefer to use them if they are not too far gone!) because we can always make this dish which never stays around the house long!

Use several large carrots (enough for about four cups of shredded carrot) peeled and shredded
One can of crushed pineapple (drained but reserve juice)
3 medium apples (more if you prefer), cored and diced into large chuncks
1/2 cup mayonaise
1 cup raisens
Soak raisens in reserved pineapple juice for about 5-10 minutes (do this first and then prepare carrots and apples)
Mix carrots, apples, crushed pineapple, raisens(drained from juice), and mayo together. Chill and serve! I've seen several versions of this over the years including adding nuts, coconut and other items but this simplistic country version holds my heart ...and TASTEBUDS!!

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