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Classic Carrot salad made of grated carrots, raisins, and pineapple makes a delicious side dish. So simple to prepare, carrot salad will become one of your quick-fix favorites!
This carrot salad is one that you will find yourself making again and again, especially as the weather warms up a bit. It’s crunchy texture mingled with the sweetness is amazing!
So simple and so delicious, it really is one of my favorite salads to throw together for a family gathering or just to keep on hand for a quick side dish for lunch or supper. It is just as great with a sandwich or burger as it is with a chicken or fish. It just works with so much!
I can’t make this carrot salad without thinking of my father-in-law. Whenever we’ve been together at a restaurant and he sees carrot salad on a menu, you better believe it will be a part of his order. He just loves it and I love that I can always count on him to order it! My husband if fairly similar in his carrot salad loving ways and you better believe that this recipe is one that he devours!
The pineapple and raisins, along with the carrots, add just the right amount of natural sweetness to the carrot salad that you do not need any additional sweetener for this salad. Just a light toss with mayonnaise and it’s ready! You can’t beat that!
For the raisins, you can use whichever color are your favorites. And for the pineapple, you can use fresh or canned, whichever you prefer. Easy peasy.
Here’s my favorite Carrot Salad recipe. Make it soon and often! I think you’ll love it!
Carrot Salad Recipe
- 4 cups shredded carrots
- 1 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup finely diced pineapple
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise or Greek yogurt
- Stir together all ingredients until well combined. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
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Can you use the shredded carrots available at the grocery store or do you need to shred them with a grater at home?
You can use either!
if using canned pineapple, do u drain the juice or omit it.
You would drain the juice if using canned pineapple.
Thank you, Robyn, for the nice recipe.
As you said “Easy peasy”! Such a delicious and simple salad. Thanks! You know I’m pinning it!
Ooh, Yum! I’m going to make this this summer!
This looks perfect for summer barbecues!
I use the same recipe and for an additional layer of flavore I use just a dash of onion powder. Sounds strange but it works.
Definitely a must try for me this spring! I love your pics of this delicious carrot salad recipe!
Robyn, if I don’t want to use mayonaise (calories)…do you think greek yogurt would be a good alternative?
Greek yogurt would work great in this salad, Rita.
I love this salad, Robyn!!! so easy and I love carrots!!!
do you have a recipe for Piccadilly’s cold sweet pea salad?
Pineapple juice gives it flavor just teaspoon! !#
Can you use something else beside raisin?
Easy peasy as so noted in this article and tastes really good!