Carrot and Raisin Salad

Carrot and raisin salad  is a classic Spring offering that includes fresh  carrots and dried fruits in a sweet creamy dressing.
Carrot and Raisin Salad

Carrot and Raisin Salad

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

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Carrot and Raisin Salad  is my recipe of the day with the blogging group Sunday Funday. We post weekly on varying topics. This week’s theme is Easter recipes.

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Carrot and Raisin Salad

This is a very retro salad that I sometimes crave along with apple Waldorf salads. Both versions that I make are lightly sweet with a bit of coconut, the way I have been making them since the 1970’s.

Rather than something I would serve as a salad course per se, although you could,  I often find myself eating things like this towards the end of a meal in lieu of a dessert.  Of course at times like Family Holidays, this is welcome on the table all around. And children love it. And while sometimes carrot salads can be more suitable for the Spring months, the addition of pecans makes this a better treat for all  year round.

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Carrot and Raisin Salad

Carrot and Raisin Salad

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Carrot and Raisin Salad

Carrot and Raisin Salad

Sue Lau
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5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 327 kcal


  • 12 ounces finely grated carrot
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped toasted pecans
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon milk


  • Tossed together the carrots, raisins, coconuts and pecans.
  • Stir together the mayonnaise, powdered sugar and milk in a small bowl and fold into the carrot mixture.
  • Chill before serving.


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Serving: 1gCalories: 327kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 2gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 10gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 180mgPotassium: 342mgFiber: 3gSugar: 23gVitamin A: 9493IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 37mgIron: 1mg
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2 responses

  1. I had forgotten all about this salad that was a frequent guest while I was growing up. Thanks for the food memories Sue.

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