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 1/2 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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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."

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."

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."

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."

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."

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