Dinner/ Lunch

Classic Carrot Raisin Salad

Carrot Raisin Salad is a traditional dish in the south. An easy to prepare side dish that can be made ahead of time. Cool and perfect on warm days.

Ingredients
  • 1 lb Shredded Carrots, freshly grated is best
  • 1 c Pineapple Tidbits, can use crushed – drained but reserve juice
  • 1/2 c Raisins
  • 2 tbs Pineapple Juice
  • 2 tbs Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 c Mayonnaise
  • Pinch of Salt
  • Cracked Black Pepper
Combine all ingredients. Mix well and refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.
Some recipes call for plumping the raisins in warm juice or water before adding them to the salad. I find this step to be unnecessary as they plump in the salad mixture while refrigerated. If you feel you must plump them before, by all means please do. It’s all about what works best for you.
Give a stir to mix and redistribute the juices before serving.
Try this salad with diced apples or add sweetened coconut flakes.
Carrot Raisin Salad with Raisins and Pineapple in a glass bowl
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Classic Carrot Raisin Salad

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb Shredded Carrots, freshly grated is best
  • 1 c Pineapple Tidbits, can use crushed - drained but reserve juice
  • 1/2 c Raisins
  • 2 tbs Pineapple Juice
  • 2 tbs Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 c Mayonnaise
  • Pinch of Salt
  • Cracked Black Pepper

Instructions

1

Combine all ingredients. Mix well and refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.

2

Some recipes call for plumping the raisins in warm juice or water before adding them to the salad. I find this step to be unnecessary as they plump in the salad mixture while refrigerated. If you feel you must plump them before, by all means please do. It's all about what works best for you.

3

Give a stir to mix and redistribute the juices before serving.

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5 Comments

  • Reply
    Anonymous
    June 6, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    I have loved this salad since I was a little girl, when my grandmother would make it for me. I had lost her recipe and couldn't find one that I liked. I will be making this one ASAP, as it looks to be almost identical to hers! Thanks so much for sharing it today!

  • Reply
    mickey
    August 25, 2017 at 6:29 am

    nice

  • Reply
    Linda
    February 8, 2019 at 3:38 pm

    Was always shredding my carrots so avoid making this because too much trouble – didn’t occur to me to buy shredded ones! This is SO good.

    • Reply
      Julia Jordan
      February 8, 2019 at 3:55 pm

      Linda,
      Ha Ha, yes and it doesn’t make the salad so watered down to buy the pre-shredded. I hope you get to enjoy some soon!

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