This is one of my favorite recipes for raw food. I have served this on many family functions, holidays and special occasions and brought it to potlucks and it is always a big hit. Like our mother’s old apple, carrot salad recipe, but this is one of those raw recipes for raw foods that do not use mayonnaise, fillers, sugar, salt, cooked, canned, processed or non-living foods. All ingredients are vibrant, vibrant, raw, vegan, gluten-free and healthy. Kids love this salad and it is so good for them. This is a good healthy salad that you can send to school in their lunch box or bag, or that you can take to work or school.
All the old fillers and binders for this raw salad have been replaced with healthy sweet orange juice. It is easy to increase the ingredients for this salad by doubling down if you want to take a larger amount to a potluck or have a lot of company coming. And it is relatively inexpensive to fix as the ingredients are not expensive. If possible, use organic, especially the apples.
Healthy raw apple carrot salad
Ingredients: apples, carrots, raisins or currants, orange (s), lemons, frozen or fresh ginger root and optional walnuts and shredded coconut.
For a small salad:
2 apples, organic, cored and grated with peel – using sweet apples like Jonagolds or Galas is best
4 carrots, organic, scrubbed, not peeled and grated
1 cup organic raisins or currants
1 cup orange juice, freshly squeezed
4 T lemon juice, freshly squeezed
2 T lemon peel
3 tsp ginger root grated, fresh or frozen
1/2 cup walnuts soaked overnight or at least 6 hours, then chopped, optional
2 T dried shredded coconut, optional
Tear the apples, carrots and ginger root, and place them in a large bowl. Add raisins or currants, orange juice, lemon juice and lemon zest. Add the optimal walnuts and shredded coconut just before serving or sprinkle on after dissolution. Or serve both sides and let guests help themselves. Some people do not like shredded coconut and others do not like walnuts or have allergies to walnuts or tree nuts.
In any case, I’m sure you’ll find that it’s a good salad that I do, in a hurry, or to be handy for lunch, snacks, and family meals. Healthy recipes with raw food are always good to have on hand, and in addition to providing a nutritious meal, you know that you are contributing to everyone’s good health. This is a good diet salad also for those who need a good healthy raw food snack when dieting to lose weight.