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Quick & Easy Sunshine Summer Salad Recipe

Updated on July 1, 2009

Fresh, Quick & Easy for Summer!

This recipe is for a really simple, yet delicious salad that is great as a lunch entree or as a side salad for a summer night. It's great for entertaining as it is bright, colorful and vibrant. Try this recipe at your next gathering to really impress your guests!

Sunshine Carrot Salad

This recipe serves about 6 people.


  • 2 cups of grated carrots
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks (fresh is best! used canned pineapple, if not available)
  • 1 cup of madarin oranges or tangerine sections
  • 1/4 cup of dried raisins
  • 1/4 cup of dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup of grated coconut
  • 1/2 cup of toasted sunflower seeds
  • 4 tablespoons of low-fat or fat-free plain yogurt


  1. Simply mix all the ingredients together.
  2. Serve salad mixture over a bed of freshly washed & crisp green lettuce leaves.
  3. Enjoy!

Other Ideas

  • If you're making this salad for a large group and it will be served buffet style, simply toss the salad mixture with 6 cups of lettuce immediately before serving so the leaves will not wilt.
  • This salad is also really good with grilled chicken breast or even grilled tilapia fish.
  • Use spinach instead of lettuce for an extra iron boost!
  • For an even sweeter salad, mix 1 tablespoon of honey with the salad mixture, prior to serving.


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    • girly_girl09 profile image

      girly_girl09 8 years ago from United States

      You are welcome! It's a really great dish and I'm sure you guys will love it! :)

    • sabu singh profile image

      sabu singh 8 years ago

      Thanks girly_girl09. Shall pass this on to my wife and let you know when we try it