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Canadian/Writer/Web Developer/Artist/Black Woman of Many Places/Animal Lover/Liberal Yet Conservative/Guyamaican/Spiritual Being/ Living Life To Be Better & Do Better Note: All content of this blog is copy-righted and belongs to me/ Credit and proper citation will always be used when reproducing someone else's work. Any reproduction of my blog content without written permission is prohibited by law. Any photos currently on this site are the property of aka, me, or my sister. Her name withheld for her privacy.

This Apple & Carrot Salad is easy, quick & delicious! It's a perfect accompanist to any meal, or take along to a potluck dinner. Try one or both of these versions. Watch me make it here.

Do you have a favourite Spring or Summer salad? Let me know in the comment section.

Carrot & Apple Salad – 2 Ways (1 is Vegan)

Category: Salad

Carrot & Apple Salad – 2 Ways (1 is Vegan)


  • 3 medium apples, chopped or thinly sliced
  • 3 cups of shredded carrots
  • Dressing for version 1
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 rounded tsp mayo
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp cilantro, dried or fresh
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice or wine vinegar. Or half & half.
  • Dressing for version 2
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp cilantro, dried or fresh
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice or wine vinegar. Or half & half.
  • 1-2 tbsp honey or a honey substitute


  1. In a medium bowl add your cleaned, peeled & shredded carrots. If the carrot skin is free of blemishes I don't peel them.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.
  3. Chop or slice your cleaned & cored apples. Skin on or skin off.
  4. Add the apples to the bowl. Mix well.
  5. You can serve this right away but for the best flavour, cover & refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
  6. Remove from the fridge 20-30 minutes before serving. Unless it's a super hot day or you like your salads very cold.


You can add toasted sliced almonds. Raisins. Coconut (fresh or dried/shredded or peeled). Or your favourite seed, toasted, such as pumpkin or sunflower. Add just before serving except the raisins. They can be mixed in with the rest of the salad.

Instead of honey you can use maple syrup, agave or a fruit sweetener. Or simply omit the added sugar.

No lemon or wine vinegar? Substitute apple cider vinegar.

If you like spice you can add more black pepper. Or use .5-1 tsp of dried chili flakes.

Instead of cilantro you can use parsley or thyme. Use .5-1 tsp of dried thyme. It's a powerful herb.

Use your favourite apple. Sweet or tart. I used Ambrosia apples in this video.

Make this the night before you are serving it, so all of the flavours can blend & intensify.

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Some ingredients that I use online:

Club House Cilantro Leaves, 138 Gram
Frontier Natural Products Coop Bulk Peppercorns
Hellmann's Vegan Dressing & Sandwich Spread 710mL

➜Previous video: Oven Roasted Sweet Potato (White Flesh Variety) - Vegan recipe/video

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Till next time,


A little bit of cooking was had. Some of the cooking was the gnocchi shown below. But the mushrooms, bacon & a few herbs did the job. These pics were taken at the last second, so the quality & how pretty it looks was not taken into account. I also got bored & had other stuff to do so half of the gnocchi was forked, the other half was not. The end result was simple but good. Not perfect by any means, I am rusty as heck. I also need to get on it and cook up a new batch of tomato sauce for the freezer. That comes in handy on those days when you want to eat healthily but do not want to spend hours in the kitchen!

Have you tried any old recipes, after years & realised that it will take a few more sessions before they are perfected once again? Have a great Monday & week!

gnocchi after years
gnocchi after years but the end result was delicious!

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Till next time,