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Carrot Raisin Salad

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This Carrot Raisin Salad Recipe is refreshing, sweet, and tangy. It’s the perfect side dish to bring to any potluck.

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Years ago, I had a delicious carrot raisin salad at a restaurant. I really wish I remembered when and where I enjoyed this salad, but my poor brain just won’t let me remember. I’ve heard that Chick-Fil-A has a version of carrot raisin salad but I couldn’t tell you if that’s where I had it.

Regardless, I was determined to make a carrot raisin salad just like the one I had years ago. After ample testing of the right ratio of carrots, raisins and pineapple and making the perfect sweet and tangy sauce, I nailed it.

This salad is a nice treat as it’s a little sweet yet has has a nice tang to it as well. The combination of carrot, the mayo sauce, pineapple, and raisins make this the perfect side to any potluck you may have this summer.

How to make Carrot Raisin Salad

Start by shredding your carrots. You can always buy the pre-shredded carrots at the grocery store, however, it’s not going to be as good. Most pre-shredded carrots are drier and not as fresh as if you shred it yourself. I use my food processor to shred my carrots quickly. You could also use the large grater holes of of a handheld box grater. Set the carrots aside in a large bowl.

grated carrots in food processor bowl

In a separate bowl, combine mayonnaise, sugar, and apple cider vinegar. Whisk until thoroughly combined.

sauce ingredients in bowl

Add the carrots, drained pineapple, and raisins to the bowl and toss to combine.

Pour mayonnaise sauce over carrot mixture and stir to combine.

carrot raisin salad in bowl

Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours to allow the flavor to mend. Enjoy.

I hope you enjoy this carrot raisin salad as much as we do. Looking for more salad recipes? Try these out:

Kale and broccoli Salad with Sweet and Sour Dressing

Sweet Chili Cucumber Salad 

Cranberry Pecan Apple Salad Recipe

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Carrot Raisin Salad

Easy and delicious carrot raisin salad. Only 6 ingredients to make this sweet and tangy salad that your whole family will love.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword carrot raisin salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Chilling 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 302kcal
Author Tanya


  • 1 lb carrots peeled and shredded
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 20 oz can pineapple tidbits drained
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp white sugar
  • 1 ½ Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 pinch salt


  • Combine carrots, raisins, and pineapple tidbits in large bowl. Set aside. 
  • In a medium bowl, whisk mayonnaise, white sugar, apple cider vinegar, and salt in until combined. 
  • Pour mayonnaise mixture over carrots mixture and stir to combine. Cover and chill for 2 hours. 
  • Serve cold and Enjoy 🙂



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Calories: 302kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 185mg | Potassium: 558mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 12690IU | Vitamin C: 14.7mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1.2mg
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Wednesday 1st of May 2019

This will be perfect for a picnic! Delish!


Saturday 4th of May 2019

I agree :)


Wednesday 1st of May 2019

This was a big hit at my family reunion. I'm sure I'll be making it a lot this summer too!


Saturday 4th of May 2019

It's so good. My family loves it!