- 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
- 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.
Reviews for Carrot Raisin Salad
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"Simple and yet good side dish! Sometimes I like to add a little crushed pineapple also, just for a different taste."
"Tastes like I remember from my childhood...creamy and oh so yummy."
"Liked this one for its simplicity, adaptability, and easiness."
"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"
"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!"