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Coconut Carrot Salad

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This is a delicious carrot salad with coconut and pineapple added for extra flavor and sweetness.

It’s a wonderful addition to a buffet table any time of the year and makes a perfect and easy summer salad recipe.

Because it is a bit sweet it may be a great way to get kids and picky eaters to eat their vegetables too.

Just mix this wonderful salad, refrigerate it and take it out when you need it. It’s a great do ahead salad that makes life that little bit easier on the cook.

That’s always my goal!

Take this easy salad recipe to a picnic or barbecue, or serve it on an every day family dinner night. It’s a wonderful vegetable side dish.

The bonus? It’s pretty healthy too. I would cut down on the sugar (or leave it out entirely), but otherwise the ingredients are all fairly healthy.

carrot salad

Coconut Carrot Salad

This is a delicious carrot salad with coconut and crushed pineapple for added sweetness. So good.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American, North American
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 280 kcal


  • 3 cups carrots, finely grated
  • 8 ounces crushed pineapple, or pineapple pieces, well drained
  • 4 tablespoons flaked coconut
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries, optional
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise


  • In a medium bowl, combine carrots, pineapple, coconut and sugar. Add mayonnaise and mix well. Refrigerate until ready to eat.


Calories: 280kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 2gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 198mgPotassium: 430mgFiber: 5gSugar: 22gVitamin A: 16988IUVitamin C: 11mgCalcium: 46mgIron: 1mg
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  • Take out the coconut and pineapple and replace them with a cup of raisins for a traditional raisin carrot salad.

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