Carrot Raisin Salad is a sweet and crunchy side dish, perfect for picnics, potlucks, or as a refreshing addition to any meal. This simple salad combines the natural sweetness of carrots and raisins with a creamy dressing.


  • 4 cups grated carrots (about 4-5 large carrots)
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons plain yogurt or sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey or sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Optional: 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon for added flavor
  • Optional: 1/4 cup chopped nuts (such as walnuts or pecans) for added crunch


  1. In a large bowl, mix together the grated carrots and raisins.
  2. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, yogurt (or sour cream), lemon juice, honey (or sugar), and salt. Add cinnamon if desired.
  3. Pour the dressing over the carrot and raisin mixture. Toss well to ensure all the ingredients are evenly coated.
  4. If using, add the chopped nuts and mix gently.
  5. Chill the salad in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving to allow the flavors to meld together.
  6. Give the salad a quick stir before serving and adjust seasoning if necessary.
  7. Serve chilled as a side dish.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

  • Calories: 150-200
  • Fat: 7g
  • Carbohydrates: 22g
  • Protein: 2g

Prep and Cooking Time

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Chill Time: 30 minutes


  • Serves: 4-6

Carrot Raisin Salad is a delightful combination of textures and flavors, making it a popular choice for various occasions. The sweetness of the raisins complements the earthiness of the carrots, while the creamy dressing adds a rich and tangy element. This salad is not only delicious but also packed with nutrients, making it a healthy addition to any meal. Enjoy this classic, refreshing salad!

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