Pina Colada Carrot-Pineapple Salad (Bahamas)

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"Found @ Taste of Home, this recipe was entered here for play in Culinary Quest #3 (Bahamas Region) & amended slightly by me to cater to our preferences. A classic carrot-pineapple salad may well be the most universally popular salad of its genre, but even moreso in the Caribbean where tropical fruits abound & can be combined w/carrot as variations of the theme. This carrot salad using pina colada yogurt, pineapple & cashew nuts easily becomes a variation when muskmelon is used as the tropical fruit for example. I cannot imagine how this no-cook recipe could be any easier since all you do is mix it, chill it & then ENJOY it!"

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (195.5 g)
  • Calories 81.1
  • Total Fat - 1.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 4.7 mg
  • Sodium - 9431.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 16 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3 g
  • Sugars - 9.8 g
  • Protein - 2.4 g
  • Calcium - 89 mg
  • Iron - 0.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 28.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

In a large bowl, combine carrots, pineapple, yogurt & cashew nuts. Toss gently to coat w/the yogurt. Chill until ready for use. Then squeeze lime juice over the salads before serving if desired.

NOTE #1 - Diabetic Exchanges = 1 starch, 1 vegetable & 1-1/2 fat

NOTE #2 - Like another TOH recipe using pineapple that I entered a short time ago, this recipe is known to be a year-round favorite. Using fresh pineapple when in season is clearly the best choice, but for off-season occasions feel free to use a canned pineapple product that has been fully drained of all excess liquid.

PREP HINT FOR CARROTS - I've learned my lessons well & found the best way to easily, safely & quickly prepare julienne carrots for salads - Use your zester! It works like a charm to get lovely thin strips of carrot for use in salads.

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Tags : Salads



What a truly delightful new twist on carrot salad! I used lime and thought it added a wonderful new demotion to an already yummy carrot salad. Thinking next time I would like to try macadamia nuts in place of cashew just for fun. Thanks for the post.

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(31 Jul 2016)