Rainbow Carrot & Pineapple Salad

Source: All Nourish

Author: Stacey Fischer
Rainbow Carrot & Pineapple Salad

Prep time 10 mins | Total time 10 mins
Recipe type: Salad | Serves: 4

The rainbow carrots available in our stores now offer so much more than just pretty colours. Of course I would buy them simply because they look beautiful, but they also pack a punch in terms of phytonutrient content. If you are unsure what phytonutrients are and why we need them, have a read here.

Eating as wide a spectrum of colourful veg as possible means your consume a far broader range of phytonutrients. Rainbow carrots offer up a whole variety of these important phytonutrients.

  • Purple carrots get their hue from the phytonutrient anthocyanin. Anthocyanin is a very powerful antioxidant and it has good anti-inflammatory properties, which can help slow the aging process. Serve me up some of that please!
  • Red carrots have richer sources of lycopene. This phytonutrient has been linked to reduced risks for certain cancers, prostate in particular.
  • Yellow carrots provide higher quantities of lutein, which has been show to improve eye health and reduce risks of macular degeneration.
  • Orange carrots, lets not forget these old faithfuls, they provide great sources of beta carotene and vitamin A which are crucial for healthy eye function.

I’ve used these beautiful carrots in a salad with pineapple, mint and ginger. It looks beautiful and has a great zingy flavour that would accompany grilled salmon really well.


  • 5 rainbow carrots
  • 1 pineapple
  • Handful fresh mint
  • Handful pumpkin seeds
  • Knob fresh ginger
  • Juice & zest from 1 orange
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 1 tsp Honey


  1. Use a vegetable peeler to shave the carrots into long thin slices.
  2. Chop the pineapple into cubes and finely chop the mint.
  3. Combine the carrots, pineapple and mint.
  4. In a small jar combine orange juice & zest, juice from 1 lime, 1 tsp honey and grated ginger and shake until well combined.
  5. Dress the salad with ginger dressing and top the salad with pumpkin seeds.

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