Sweet and Crunchy Carrot Salad

Kids Recipe Challenge Winning Recipe: 1st Place! 
Category: After School Snacks, Grade 1-3

This is Alyssa’s, from Milton, favourite salad because, “it’s sweet, delicious and nutritious”. This is perfect for a healthy snack but this salad would also make a great side dish for lunch or dinner.

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Makes: 2 servings

Serving size: 1 cup (250 mL)


  1. Look for edamame in the freezer section of the grocery store. It may be with regular frozen vegetables or in the organic section of the grocery store. Edamame must be cooked according to the package instructions before adding to a dish. 

  2. When using apples that are in season, which are usually very juicy, you may want to squeeze some of the juice out of the apples after grating. 

  3. This salad can be covered and refrigerated for up to 2 days for kids to enjoy when they come home from school.     

  4. Try this salad with chopped nuts or canned kidney beans or chickpeas instead of the edamame. 

  5. Put leftovers away within 2 hours or sooner if they are in a warm location.  



1 large  




1/4 cup (50 mL)

Lemon juice

1 Tbsp (15 mL)


1 tsp (5 mL) 

Ground cinnamon

1 tsp (5 mL) 


1. Wash hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. Clean all countertops and equipment used for food preparation.

2. Cook edamame according to package directions. Drain and place in a large bowl.

3. Gently rinse apple under cool running water. Scrub carrot with a clean vegetable brush under cool running water, then peel.

4. Grate the apples and carrots. After grating, remove some of the juice from the apple if required.

5. Add the apple, carrots, lemon juice, honey and cinnamon to the large bowl. Stir to coat well.

Nutrition Information per serving (1 cup/250 mL): 

Calories: 116 kcal

Protein: 4 g

Fat: 2 g

Carbohydrate: 23 g

Fibre: 5 g

Sodium: 47 mg

Calcium: 90 mg

Iron: 1 mg


Last Update – April 5, 2024

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