Recipe By :JoAnna Lund Serving Size : 4 Preparation Time :0:00 Categories : Fruits Salads and Salad Dressings Vegetables
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method -------- ------------ -------------------------------- 2 cups shredded carrots 1 cup chopped apples -- unpeeled (2 small) 1/4 cup raisins, seedless 2 tablespoons chopped pecans 1/3 cup fat-free mayonnaise sugar substitute -- to equal 2 teaspoons sugar (1 packet) 1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice -- (omit if for Jim) 1 teaspoon lemon juice
In a medium bowl, combine carrots, apples, raisins, and pecans. In a small bowl, make dressing by stirring together mayonnaise, sugar substitute, spice, and lemon juice. Toss lightly to combine. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour.
Hints: -- You can use 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg, and 1/8 teaspoon ginger instead of apple-pie spice. -- To plump raisins without "cooking," place in glass measuring cup and microwave on high for 15 seconds.
NOTES : I like this as is, but my husband prefers it without the spice so I leave that out. I use golden seedless raisins and plump them according to JoAnna's hint. This is so good that I typically make a double batch, and I usually add a can of crushed pineapple -- I reserve the juice and mix it with the dressing ingredients. (That would be too much juice if making just a single batch of the salad.)
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