This is one of my favorite raw food recipes. I’ve served this at many family functions, holidays and special occasions and taken it to potlucks and it’s always a big hit. Similar to our mom’s old apple, carrot salad recipe but this is one of the raw food diet recipes that uses no mayonnaise, fillers, sugar, salt, cooked, canned, processed or non-living food. All ingredients are alive, living, raw, vegan, gluten-free and healthy. Kids love this salad and it’s so good for them. This is a good healthy salad to send to school in their lunch box or bag or for you to take to work or school.
All the old fillers and binders for this raw salad have been replaced with healthy sweet orange juice. It’s easy to increase the ingredients for this salad by doubling if you want to take a larger amount to a potluck or have a lot of company coming. And it’s relatively cheap to fix as the ingredients aren’t expensive. Use organic if possible, 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 on – using sweet apples like Jonagolds, or Galas are 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 zest
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
Grate the apples, carrots and ginger root and place in large bowl. Add the raisins or currants, orange juice, lemon juice and lemon zest. Add the optimal walnuts and shredded coconut just before serving or sprinkle on after dishing up. Or serve both on the side and let guests help themselves. Some people don’t like shredded coconut and some don’t like walnuts or have allergies to walnuts or tree nuts.
In any case I’m sure you’ll find as I do that this is a good salad to make in a hurry or to have handy for lunches, snacks and family meals. Healthy raw food diet recipes are always good to have on hand and besides providing a nourishing meal you know you’re contributing to everyone’s good health. This is a good diet salad also for those who need a good healthy raw food snack when their dieting to lose weight.