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Carrot Raisin Salad

This colorful carrot 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


  • 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


  • Mix the first 4 ingredients. Stir in enough milk to reach desired consistency. Refrigerate until serving.
Nutrition 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: 1/2 starch, 1/2 fruit, 1 fat.

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  • Lady Fingers
    Jul 18, 2020

    If you like a fairly sweet carrot salad, this is the one for you. I found I needed to add salt, black pepper, and a tiny splash of cider vinegar to get the tangy flavor I was hoping for.

  • JanMarie18
    Jul 13, 2020

    Yummie ??

  • Nancy
    May 28, 2020

    Delicious. I added pineapple tidbits (drained, of course) for added sweetness and flavor.

  • Anita
    Mar 30, 2020

    My husband loves carrot salad. Instead of sugar, I add grated apple. Delicious!

  • HappyGramm
    Mar 27, 2020

    I love carrot raisin salad. Mom made this and we all loved it. The only change I would make is in the sugar. This is definitely too much and not necessary since the carrots and raisins are so sweet. We have become accustomed to a lot of sugar but try it without any first, and see what you think. :)

  • Kathleen
    Mar 27, 2020

    This is a GREAT, low calorie side dish. It's a tasty DIABETIC FRIENDLY dish if you use stevia on place of sugar ... as I do for my household. If you would like to taste an additional flavor, you can add pinapple tidbits.

  • Alecia
    Dec 28, 2019

    We add shredded rotisserie chicken, a few dashes (5-6?) Of nutmeg and pepper, and probably 1/2 tbsp of salt to kill some of the sweetness. (Alternatively only use to taste or less sugar to begin with.) Chill for an hour or so for the flavors to marinate!

  • bhlovecooking
    May 20, 2019

    If you are looking for another flavor note in this salad, try adding shredded tart apple such as a Granny Smith. , I also add lemon juice to taste.

  • Lorrena
    Jul 3, 2018

    For the added flavor you are looking for substitute honey or maple syrup for milk

    Aug 18, 2017

    This is so very delicious, will be making this often!!