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Carrot Raisin Salad Recipe

Carrot Raisin Salad Recipe

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. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

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.

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misscoffeepot
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."

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JGa2595176
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."

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E_moro
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."

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RichardP2014
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."

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Beachgrammy53
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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Kathy_Chips
Reviewed May. 27, 2014

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

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goldajw
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2014

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

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MrsSxcess
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"

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tinarm
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!"

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testuser120
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2013

"Really nice and simple to make."

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deborah3691
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2013

"Perfect with an added couple dashes of salt. Love it!"

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DeeGonzalez4dask
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2013

"This was so easy and so yummy!!!! I love it love it love it love it!!! Thanks for this awesome recipe!! I'm going to definitely make it over and over again !!!!"

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lila63
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2013

"This was great, but I added some crushed pineapple, drained to it."

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SweetNibZ
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2013

"So easy to prepare and delicious."

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justonekate
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2013

"This goes with any meal and is especially good with grilled meats and fish. So easy to prepare and can be eaten right away."

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kellerel
Reviewed Apr. 22, 2012

"Made this salad exactly as written and it is delis just the way it is Thanks!"

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germanycook
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2012

"Such a fresh good salad! Great way to eat raw carrots. I took a previous reviewers advice and added 1/2 Tbsp peanut butter with the mayo, and I used half Miracle Whip half mayo. The peanut butter added such a subtle interesting flavour to it all and you don't need as much sugar!"

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gertieberdie
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2012

"This recipe is just like the one my dad used to make & it was Awesome."

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rocketgirl1
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2012

"I have made this salad for a long time but I use golden raisins and well drained crushed pineapple. Delish"

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aug2295
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2012

"Oh so simple and excellent flavor, added this to a steak dinner 5 min before and it worked perfectly."

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TanyaB25
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2011

"Yummy and so easy to make! Big hit at the potlucks."

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TanyaB25
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2011

"So easy and quick to make. This was a big hit at the potlucks I have taken it to."

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abbie2005
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2011

"This is a classic and delicious dish! Also a great way to use up carrots."

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emilybohman
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2011

"My mom has made this for years. Called it Navy Salad. (Dad had it in the Navy??) Anyway, she used just Miracle Whip with the carrots and raisins. Would recommend this recipe."

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lainiemicah
Reviewed Apr. 23, 2011

"i made it for supper last night and had leftovers tonight. i made mine before i saw this recipe. i make mine with light mayo and pineapple tidbits."

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gommyof5
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2011

"Our family has always made our carrot/rasin salad with a creamy peanut butter and mayo. We all love it that way!!!"

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t-macka
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2011

"The carrot salad is much better with drained crushed pineapple, whole egg mayonaise and sultanas. I've found that all ages love it."

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dmv60
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2011

"This is an easy and delicious way for kids to eat their vegetables."

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Home Cooker
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2011

"Oops! I rated the wrong carrot salad. Sorry."

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Home Cooker
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2011

"Yummy! I did make a couple adjustments. I didn't have vanilla yogurt, so I added vanilla extract and a packet of splenda to 1/3 plain yogurt. I also replaced the reduced-fat mayo with FF Ranch. It came out very tasty."

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juergen
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2011

"I am using Miracle Whip instead of the Mayo. Both ways are delicious though."

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IleneFaith
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2011

"Love carrot salad. I also add some cinnamon and snipped dates. Natural sweetness is so much better for us. Yes, I also use crushed pineapple."

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DKALETO
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2011

"i ADDED SOME CRUSHED PINAPPLE, MADE A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE."

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boundska
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2011

"I add a grated apple and don't add the sugar and milk just the mayo. Have been making this salad for years."

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gramychristine
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2011

"Carrot and raisin salad has always been a favorite. I have never added sugar and would not ever. I always add chopped pineapple which adds natural sweetness. I have also never heard of milk being added and would not as I do not drink milk. In essence, I like the "plain Jane" version so I will stick to that. I love it!"

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Town Cleerk
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2011

"I prefer some pineapple along with carrots and raisins. Without would be a good change, especially if cooking for a group when some don't care for the pineapple."

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mjounan
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2011

"I love this salad, but no longer eat mayo. I will try it with plain yogurt and Splenda instead. Also, pineapple tidbits - & use the pineapple juice in place of the milk."

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edwinaseath
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2011

"I always have made this recipe with yogurt instead of mayonnaise for breakfast. Tastes sinful"

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Grandpa Elton
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2011

"My mother made this for us when we were kids and I LOVED it....still do!!! Plus, it's so easy to make and very healthy!!!"

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Bevb95
Reviewed May. 8, 2010

"This is sooo delicious! My raisins were dried out so I "plumped" them up in the microwave with water in a measuring cup. Made the receipe even more delicious and saved my hard raisins. The raisins stayed plumped all the way until the end of the eating!!"

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celinda
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2010

"This salad brings back memories of my childhood in the 50's! My mom always had a salad at dinner but lettuce was harder to come by then and carrots were very abundant. We had this salad at least once a week and it was always a treat. Sweet and crunchy and oh so good! Thanks!"

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cmstinson
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2010

"Wonderfully quick to make and delicious!"

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YStevens
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2010

"I will be making this again, and again.

It's easy to make, take no time at all, and is inexpensive to make for a crowd. Loved the taste!! A refreshing alternative to cole slaw"

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JansFood
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2010

"Carrot Raisin salad is so good with the addition of some crushed pineapple. My mom always added cut-up maraschino cherries, and I also use a combination of Miracle Whip salad dressing and mayo--no sugar or milk."

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marob532
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2010

"this is the carrot and raisin salad that has been handed down in my family for over 80 years. i do believe that this was a standard recipe that was around for a longer time than that. i use splenda instead of sugar and 2%milk. try it i believe you will like it."

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Lyza10
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2010

"I have been making this for almost 40 years. Carrots, raisins, and Helmans mayo. Plus minture marshmellows. No sugar and no milk. All gone in no time. Very crunchy this way."

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maggie1642
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2010

"I have made this recipe for years for my family and it has been a favorite. The recipe calls for mayo, and that is what it means. Mix the may, sugar and milk and pour over the carrots and raisins. The amount of dressing is directly related to the amount of carrots. You don't want it too "soupy" as the carrots will give off a bit of moisture as it sits. The size of the shred of carrot will also affect the amount of dressing you will need. So only add as much of the dressing mixture to coat the carrots - don't over-dress the salad."

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daisybell
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2009

"I would think it means the mixture of the mayo, sugar and milk. Combined, these three ingredients would make a dressing."

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Clemantine_AL
Reviewed May. 28, 2008

"Salad dressing probably means the mayo type dressing instead of mayo"

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mpleta
Reviewed May. 25, 2008

"What type of salad dressing do you add?"

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