If you need a yummy side dish to serve to folks who don’t like cole slaw, well this is it.  Mr. A Southern Soul is not a fan of slaw, at ALL, so I had to come up with a little something for him when we grill out.  Actually, I did this more for me cause I felt bad that everyone else was digging into the slaw and he kinda looked left out – crazy, right?  I call this a Carrot Salad but looks more like slaw and has flavors of a traditional Waldorf salad but with a few changes.  It really doesn’t matter what the name – it’s crunchy, sweet with a fresh taste of lemon and parsley & got two thumbs up from everyone at the dinner table this weekend.  So, everyone’s happy and I think I’ll stick to calling it Carrot Salad since “someone” has now claimed it as his idea!
Carrot Salad

3 cups peeled carrots – shredded
3 cups peeled apples (about 3) – shredded and drained
1/2 cup currants or raisins
2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper

  • Using a box grater, shred carrots and apples.
  • Place grated apples in a fine mesh strainer or paper towels and press to drain off juice.
  • In a large bowl, add carrots, apples, currants and parsley.
  • Add remaining ingredients to a small bowl and whisk together until blended.
  • Pour dressing over carrots and apples.
  • Mix gently.
  • Can be served immediately or chilled until ready to serve.

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