Classic Carrot Salad

Classic Carrot Salad

Maybe your family has made carrot salad forever, or maybe you’ve seen it at potlucks, but if you’re not familiar with this Southern classic, your inner voice might be screaming, “Raisins don’t belong in salad!” But relax: This just might be the only time they do. The soft, sweet raisins complement the crunchy carrots, which are finished with a tangy dressing. Soak the raisins in hot water to give them a different, more plump texture. If you aren’t a fan of mayonnaise or yogurt, use 2 tablespoons avocado oil or olive oil, plus 1 tablespoon lemon or lime juice, and add some chopped fresh parsley. Let the crunchy-sweet flavors roll over your tastebuds as you realize you’ve made a simple, and delicious, dish in less than 15 minutes.
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  • Serves: 2 persons



  1. Step 1

    In a large bowl, add pineapple, raisins, mayonnaise, honey and orange zest (if using). Mix until combined.
  2. Step 2

    Add carrots to dressing and fold together all the ingredients using a rubber spatula or tongs.
  3. Step 3

    Refrigerate for at least 1 hour, then serve chilled.