Carrot Raisin Salad Recipe
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Carrot Raisin Salad Recipe

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This colorful traditional salad is one of my mother-in-law's favorites. It's fun to eat because of its crunchy texture, and the raisins give a slightly sweet flavor. Plus, it's easy to prepare. —Denise Baumert, Dalhart, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 4 cups shredded carrots
  • 3/4 to 1-1/2 cups raisins
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons 2% milk

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 110 calories, 2g fat (0g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 80mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 1g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fruit, 0 fat.


  1. Place carrots and raisins in a large bowl. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, sugar and enough milk to achieve dressing consistency. Pour over carrot mixture; toss to coat. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Carrot Raisin Salad in Taste of Home April/May 1993, p37

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misscoffeepot 248290
Reviewed May. 16, 2016

"easy peasy- quick and just what I was looking for to serve as a side at a BBQ- Very traditional. I did add about 1/3 c crushed pineapple."

JGa2595176 224686
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2015

"Reminds me of the dish my mother would make for us in the 80s in upstate NY. Great use of raw carrots and a different take on a salad sidedish. I made as is, but next time may had some chopped pecans or walnuts for a crunch."

E_moro 221730
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2015

"Nice, basic, easily adjustable recipe. I just made it as written and it's not bad. I tried it and felt like it was missing "something", so I added the pineapple that others suggested. Still not bad, but I still think it needs a little something - just not sure what. Maybe after it sits in the fridge for a while it'll have a little more flavor."

RichardP2014 1015
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2014

"Sounds delicious. My recipe is close (?) except that I use a bit more mayo and no milk. Plus, I add 1/4 cup par-boiled salted peanuts per pound of carrots for extra crunch. Gentle boil for 5 minutes; soak for 15 min; drain, add to the carrot/mayo mixture."

Beachgrammy53 1764
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2014

"Simple and yet good side dish! Sometimes I like to add a little crushed pineapple also, just for a different taste."

Kathy_Chips 696
Reviewed May. 27, 2014

"Tastes like I remember from my childhood...creamy and oh so yummy."

goldajw 1125
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2014

"Liked this one for its simplicity, adaptability, and easiness."

MrsSxcess 894
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2013

"I loved this with the raisins, but added a few small diced apples with the raisins and it was fantastic! I'm going to try honey instead of sugar next time, I bet that would be good too"

tinarm 536
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2013

"This is such a good and different salad for any occasion. I used 1/2 cup raisins and increased the mayo to 1/3 cup. Delicious!"

testuser120 1127
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2013

"Really nice and simple to make."

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