We LOVE this salad and often have it in the refrigerator. My kids will eat it for breakfast or lunch with some hard boiled eggs. I use my food processor to grate the carrots, but you can do it by hand. It'll just take you a while.
First, grate 1 LB of carrots.
Then, transfer the grated carrots to a mixing bowl. Add the following:
1/2 to 1 cup raisins
1/2 to 1 cup coconut flakes or shreds (I use organic coconut NOT the junk found on the baking isle of a grocery store)
1/2 to 1 cup walnuts, slightly chopped
1/2 cup canned coconut milk* (found with the Asian Foods) Shake the can before opening.
3 to 4 TBSP honey OR agave (I use raw, organic agave)
Mix all ingredients and voila! Carrot Salad!
*Canned Coconut Milk-okay to eat? Here's a little bit about Coconut Milk: Coconut Milk is made by squeezing the meat thru a cheesecloth. That liquid is called "milk". Do not confuse this liquid with the liquid found in the center of the coconut. That's called coconut water. I've read that coconut milk in a can is not pasteurized, but I can't find the answer from a quality source (like the producers). Lastly, canned coconut milk also has guar gum in it. Guar Gum is derived from the guar bean, a legume. The bean does have to go thru quite a process to become Guar Gum. I typically do not include processed foods like this in my diet. But, in this case, I am. If I think of an alternative to Canned Coconut Milk for this recipe I will certainly try it. Maybe heavy cream???...