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Sweet and Creamy Carrot Salad

~ Wonderfully creamy, perfectly sweet and tangy, this carrot salad is absolute must-try! Oh, and there is NO MAYO! ~

Wonderfully creamy, perfectly sweet and tangy, this carrot salad is absolute must-try! Oh, and there is NO MAYO!I have to admit I’m totally not used to sweet carrot salads with raisins and such. I grew up eating creamy garlic-y carrot salad my entire life. Yes, it’s savory and delicious. When I brought two carrot salads to the ranch recently, one sweet and one savory, everyone was telling me that carrot salad should be sweet and creamy! And they wouldn’t even touch the savory stuff. 🙁 That’s ok, it wasn’t even my usual salad, just an experiment. 

Wonderfully creamy, perfectly sweet and tangy, this carrot salad is absolute must-try! Oh, and there is NO MAYO!So based on everyone’s feedback, I tweaked the sweet version and came up with this wonderfully creamy, sweet and tangy carrot salad. I didn’t hear a single complaint! And did I mention, there is no mayo in this salad? As much as I love mayo, I try to avoid it during hot summer days. Not safe, especially if you’re preparing it for picnic, or outdoor BBQ parties.

Wonderfully creamy, perfectly sweet and tangy, this carrot salad is absolute must-try! Oh, and there is NO MAYO!When I was shopping for cream cheese the other day, I came across this new thing, called Greek yogurt cream cheese. I bought one package out of curiosity, and I loved it. It’s slightly sweeter than the regular one, and definitely lighter. That’s what I used in this recipe, but you feel free to substitute regular cream cheese.

Rainbow CarrotsLet’s talk about another star of this recipe: Rainbow Carrots! 
Have you tried them yet? They are absolutely delicious! Roasted is the best way to go. However, it’s great for this salad as well. In my opinion, they are not as sweet as the regular carrots, but they are more anti-oxidant rich and beautiful!

The recipe is just way to simple to include step-by-step photos. Hope you’re ok with that. 🙂

Wonderfully creamy, perfectly sweet and tangy, this carrot salad is absolute must-try! Oh, and there is NO MAYO!Enjoy!

Sweet and Creamy Carrot Salad

Wonderfully creamy, perfectly sweet and tangy, this carrot salad is absolute must-try! Oh, and there is NO MAYO!

Ingredients:

  1. • 1 cup shredded rainbow carrots
  2. • 1 cup shredded regular carrots
  3. • ¼ cup raisins
  4. • ¼ cup chopped walnuts
  5. • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  6. • 2 tablespoons greek yogurt cream cheese, or regular cream cheese
  7. • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  8. • 1 tablespoon honey
  9. • Pinch of salt

Directions:

  1. 1. In a medium bowl, mix all the ingredients until well combined.

Best to make this salad a day in advance and refrigerate overnight for the flavors to blend.

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8 comments

  1. Hi Shinee, what can i use as substitute of cream cheese? Will зөөхий work ? I’m going to try this salad for my housewarming this weekend. Thank you

    • Hi, Javkhlan! I think it might work, but I can’t be sure as I haven’t tested it with it. What is the consistency? If it’s pretty similar to cream cheese, give it try.

  2. OMG, looks so good. I never had the guts to try putting raisins in carrot or any other salads. It just feel so weird. However, your salad looks convincing enough that I will try :). Thanks for the great recipes!

  3. Looks positively mouth watering.

    BTW Mayo and summer being a problem has been debunked. Potato and egg salad culprit is tbe onions! It never was the mayo. This has been reported on for the past couple of years now.

  4. This is one gorgeous salad I can’t wait to try! I’ll have to keep an eye out for Greek yogurt cream cheese! I hate mayo 😉 Lovely blog, so happy to have found it, be back soon.

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