Carrot-Cranberry Salad

Carrot-Cranberry Salad

3.9 of 5 (63)
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 86.8
  • Total Fat: 0.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 49.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 21.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.1 g
  • Protein: 1.3 g

View full nutritional breakdown of Carrot-Cranberry Salad calories by ingredient


Introduction

Kid prepared and approved! I am always looking for a salad that my kids can make and then devour. This is a winner for kids and moms. Kid prepared and approved! I am always looking for a salad that my kids can make and then devour. This is a winner for kids and moms.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1/4 cup dried cranberries, soaked in hot water for 10 minutes to plump
    10 ounce package shredded carrots (about 4 cups)
    2 navel oranges, zested, peeled and fruit segments removed (watch a video to learn how)
    2 teaspoons ginger, grated
    3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
    NOTE: use jarred ginger to save time

Tips

If desired, sprinkle on two tablespoons chopped nuts.


Directions

Instead of adding a sugary dressing, I chose sweet oranges for the base and a garnish of dried cranberries. This salad is better if prepared early in the morning or the night before. As it sits, the carrots soak up the dressing and added ginger. It gives the kids something to help with for Thanksgiving dinner.
Bring dried fruit back to life when using it in recipes. Chefs call it maceration. Simply place the dried fruit in a bowl and cover with hot water. Allow the fruit to soften in the water for 10 minutes. Drain the liquid and proceed with recipe.
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Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour. Stir before serving.
Serves 4: one cup per serving


Member Ratings For This Recipe


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    Very Good
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I had no oranges so I used lemon juice and a 1/2 a tea spoon of honey. Wonderful! - 5/24/12


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    Very Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    My daughter brought this to Thxgiving dinner. I thought it was delicious, but my husband didn't care for the ginger. One suggestion: I'd cut the orange segments into bite-sized pieces. - 11/26/11


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    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This is awesome...!!!..I made it w/a little olive oli and left it in the frige overnite with a couple of tossings and it was the best ever carrots in the universe....!!!!! - 8/7/12


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    Good
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Easy to make but it seemed to be lacking a little flavor. I added some toasted slivered almonds and now I love it! - 5/23/12


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    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
    It looks like the "green stuff" is just chopped parsley sprinkled on for a little color. - 1/30/12


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    Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    My husband loved this (and so did I). I added 1/2 C of greek yogurt and 1/4 cups of almonds to the dressing and overnight in the fridge. Very good and refreshing. It's a new favorite of ours! - 2/15/13


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    Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I think this is a great start to a recipe, but like others, I had to do some adjusting. Too much ginger, and I like ginger. We ended up adding a little honey. Would personally make dressing from fresh OJ, honey & powdered ginger, leave out oranges & double cranberries. - 11/19/12


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    Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Very good light alternative for old-fashioned carrot raisin salad! I used Mandarin oranges so it was even quicker and easier. - 8/27/12


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    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    The photograph illustrating this recipe seems to have golden raisins in place of the cranberries. Raisins might be a healthier option than sweetened cranberries. - 8/8/12


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    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Having this for lunch today along with some shredded chicken breast. The sample I had earlier says it is very tasty, :) - 8/7/12


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    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This sounds delicious and rather tart. I'm going to tt it with fresh raw cranberries and perhaps omit the vinegar. - 4/20/12


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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Or soak the cranberries in a little orange juice. Beware "craisins" for the tons of sugar. - 3/11/15


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    Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Easy to make and lots of flavour - 11/19/12


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    Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I would recommend adding a cup of dried cranberries instead of a cup. Makes it a bit sweeter so that the carrots aren't so overpowering. Great recipe though! - 8/21/12


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    Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I added toasted almonds. - 8/11/12


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    Good
    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Two oranges provided way too much zest. Otherwise rather bland tasting. will try it again with some modifications, less zest, some olive oil and dill. - 11/26/11


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    Incredible!
    thank you - 12/5/20


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    Good
    Ok - 12/5/20


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    Excellent! - 11/17/20


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    Nice recipe - 11/16/20


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    I loved this salad!!! - 11/16/20


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    WOW this was very tasty and I plan on making this salad for Christmas dinner - 11/14/20


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    Very Good
    Yum!
    - 11/14/20


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    Very Good
    I eat this on a bed of salad! I also add seasonings and cut the oranges into bite sized pieces to make it easier. - 10/23/20


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    Yummy - 10/23/20


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    :) - 9/3/20


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    Sounds good. - 8/31/20


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    Very Good
    Yum! - 7/17/20


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    it is really good. I did cut the orange into bite size pieces as suggested in comments - 7/9/20


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    Very Good
    Thanks for sharing - 5/21/20


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    Great idea - 12/5/19


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    I made this. I'd rather have the raisin version instead. - 12/4/19


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    Very Good
    Always a good one. - 11/29/19


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    Incredible!
    yum - 11/29/19


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    Incredible!
    delicious - 9/22/19


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    Incredible!
    A refreshing salad - 9/16/19


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    Incredible!
    YUMMY - 9/12/19


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    Yum! - 9/5/19


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    great salad - 9/5/19


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    Thanks - 9/4/19


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    NICE - 4/22/19


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    I exchanged a Tbsp. of vinegar for 1 Tbsp. of OJ concentrate and it was awesome. - 4/22/19


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    Incredible!
    Excellent! - 4/22/19


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    Very Good
    delicious as is! - 12/21/18


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    Good
    I like the addition of dried cranberries instead of raisins. However, the ingredients say "2 naval oranges, ZESTED, peeled, and fruit segments removed." That implies you use the zest in the recipe, although the directions don't say. That would be a TON of orange zest, way too much. - 10/26/18


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    This had an interesting taste but my son enjoyed it thoroughly. - 10/24/18


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    I like this one - 10/21/18


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    Delicious - 10/15/18


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    tasty - 10/15/18


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    My Mom used to make my father a carrot and raisin salad using Mayo. Haven't eaten it in ages due to the mayo. I am GO HAPPY to find this recipe!!!!!! YUMMMMM - 10/15/18


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    Incredible!
    Great tasty little salad. I liked it and will make this again. - 10/3/18


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    Good
    Surprisingly good. - 10/3/18


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    interesting...will try it... - 9/29/18


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    A new twist on an old favorite - 4/15/18


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    Very Good
    yummy - 12/26/17


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    I like carrot-raisin I think better. - 12/6/17


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    thanks for sharing nice for the holidays - 12/6/17


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    Very Good
    I made this years ago with just carrots and raisins. This one was as my daughter called it an adult carrot salad. We all loved it and I know it will be made often in my house. - 12/5/17


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    Sounds delicious. - 11/14/17


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    Bad
    Family disliked this, tossed it. - 10/11/17


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    Substitute lemon and maple syrup - 9/16/17


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    Incredible!
    Delicious - 7/7/17


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    Yum! - 6/19/17


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    Incredible!
    Good recipe now this is in the lineup - 4/6/17


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    Incredible!
    This was a GREAT recipe! I will add sliced almonds next time. I used 2 small clementine oranges and I only had red wine vinegar, but they both worked great. Added a packet of Stevia for extra sweetness, but it probably wasn't necessary. - 11/21/15


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    Bad
    I made this last night and followed all directions. It was awful! The ginger and orange zest were very overpowering. I doubt I will be making this again. - 10/2/15


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    I don't have oranges but I have a couple of tins of mandarin orange slices - this sounds yummy! - 11/20/14


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    Very Good
    This is great to have instead of instead of cole slaw all the time, though my family loves both. I've also used raisins and apple bits. Taste so good. - 11/12/14


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    Incredible!
    Absolutely love the blend of sweet carrot with the heat of the ginger along with the acidity from the vinegar. Make this one often in the summer - 8/17/14


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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Will try. Thnxs for posting - 4/21/13


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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This looks good and easy. I will try this today - 3/19/13


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    Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    wow i am able to eat raw carrots this way my son 2.5years LOVED it therefore i love it :) - 12/31/12


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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Not that great tasting. Vetoed by grandchildren. - 12/31/12


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    We have done this with a large can of drained mandarin oranges. - 10/27/12


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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Made using dried Michigan cherries in place of the cranberries. Also have never seen jarred ginger so I used diet Vernors ginger ale to marinate and squeezed half a fresh orange in as well. Thanks for the inspiration. - 10/8/12


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    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds good for when you are having a sugar craving. - 8/30/12


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    Very Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Love carrots, I would shred baby carrots myself and use fresh cranberries as the dried cranberries have added sugar. I have a mango balsamic to use instead of the vinegar. - 8/22/12


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    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    what if we only have frozen fresh cranberries? what do we do then? just grind them in?? - 8/10/12


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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    how is this recipe unclear with the oranges? zest them, cut them and segment them. "mix all things in a bowl".. can't be more clear!? - 8/10/12


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    Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Only used zest of one orange. Definitely enough. Added about 2t. olive oil as well, as it helped to cut the vinegar. Maybe next time I'll use Rice Vinegar, as for whatever reason, I choke on most vinegar's. Also, I ate the orange and used a can of Mandarin Oranges instead! - 8/9/12


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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This recipe is not very clear. What are you supposed to do with the orange segments? It doesn't say to add them to the salad. Are you supposed to juice them? She said she added them to the base, I'm assuming the base of the dressing. Not clear. - 8/8/12


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    Very Good
    Healthy snack - 8/8/12


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    Good
    We enjoyed this~! - 8/7/12


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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I question the ratio between the cranberries and carrots. This is more a carrot-orange salad with cranberry garnish than a carrot-cranberry salad, as it's billed. While parsley is shown as garnish, it it not listed as an ingredient. - 8/7/12


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    Very Good
    I have been eating carrot raisin orange salad since I was a little girl, I'm 70 now. I know my grandmother was making it long before that. I had to have extra iron, resin supplied me with that. I will use cranberries next time as I use them in other salads. - 8/7/12


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    Very Good
    This is excellent!!!!! - 8/7/12


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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I will try this recipe tonight to see how it is, it sounds yum and I love carrots. - 8/7/12


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    Hit the spot for my husband who loves cranberry in every form. - 8/7/12


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    Bad
    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Great! - 7/8/12


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    Bad
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Yum will try this tonight love all the ingredients. - 7/8/12


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    O.K.
    too much vinegar! plus, I couldn't find finely shredded carrots. I think it would have been better had I used them. - 5/22/12


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    Incredible!
    Really liked this! - 5/22/12


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    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds yummy. I may have to replace cranberries with raisins since I can't eat it. Will try it soon. - 5/20/12


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    Incredible!
    This salad is not just tasty and healthy, it's gorgeous! - 5/14/12


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    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I am going to make and bring this to my grandfather's 96th birthday barbeque. - 5/14/12


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    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I don't appreciate the suggestion of using a pre-made, processed Pillsbury panini to round out the meal. Why not use something more wholesome? - 5/11/12


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    i didn't care for it. something was missing. carrots too dry. - 5/8/12


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    Incredible!
    We all loved this! Will have to make double batch next time. Thanks! - 5/3/12


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    Incredible!
    This is yummy, and so easy to make. Great to have in the fridge for those "gotta have something now!" snacks for the kids. I used only one orange (diced segments) and one julienned Asian Pear in place of the other orange, and I squeezed in all of the juice from the orange scraps. Fabulous! - 4/25/12


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    Incredible!
    This is delicious! I have no fresh ginger, so I used powdered - no problem! - 4/24/12