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

1/2 cup: 122 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 76mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat, 1/2 starch, 1/2 fruit.


  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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2124arizona User ID: 845443 265729
Reviewed May. 8, 2017

"This reminds me of grade school. We had this as part of our school lunches. It brings back good memories!"

Lady Fingers User ID: 2682286 254727
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2016

"I made this lovely salad for dinner, using Craisins (dried, sweetened cranberries) instead of raisins. I also added a half teaspoon of cider vinegar, because our carrots were very fresh and sweet. The carrot flavor really shines, which I liked, although I see that other tasters felt it could use another flavor note."

misscoffeepot User ID: 7519492 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 User ID: 496732 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 User ID: 8258865 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 User ID: 7978857 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 User ID: 7210636 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 User ID: 1408521 696
Reviewed May. 27, 2014

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

goldajw User ID: 7640732 1125
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2014

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

MrsSxcess User ID: 7451246 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"

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