Carrot Raisin Salad

Carrot raisin salad is packed full of creamy goodness that will add a colorful and delicious splash on your dinner table for all to enjoy.

Salads come in so many different amazing flavors, and this creamy grape salad, detox kale salad, and avocado tomato cucumber salad are a few of our family favorites you need to try.

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Carrot Raisin Salad

Carrot raisin salad is an easy and delicious way to get a little more beta carotene in your life, but seriously if you are searching for a healthy, creamy salad that is quick and easy to make this recipe is calling your name.

Packed full of freshly grated carrots, juicy pineapple, California raisins and a pop of glazed pecans that have been chopped for added taste and texture, then mixed together in a creamy yogurt dressing, this carrot salad screams sensational. 

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How to shred carrots for salad

The fast and easy way to shred carrots for salad is by using your cheese grater.  Peel your carrots first and then grate them.  The carrots will shred nice and thin and clean up is a snap.

Ingredients for carrot raisin salad

the ingredients needed to make carrot raisin salad, quick and easy by The Food Cafe.

  • shredded carrots
  • low fat plain yogurt
  • crushed pineapple
  • brown sugar
  • salt
  • raisins
  • glazed pecans

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How to make carrot salad

  1. In a small bowl whisk together yogurt, pineapple juice, brown sugar, and salt, set aside
  2. In a large bowl mix the carrots crushed pineapple, raisins, and pecans.  Pour yogurt mixture over carrots and mix until combined.  Chill until ready to serve and garnish with additional brown sugar (optional). Four images showing the step by step process of how to make carrot salad, by The Food Cafe.

What are the benefits of eating carrots?

Carrots are a weight loss friendly food, that rich in beta carotene, fiber, vitamin A and antioxidants. The beta carotene helps reduce inflammation in the skin and can speed up the healing process.

How long does carrot salad last in the fridge?

You can keep carrot salad in the fridge up to 3 day in an airtight container.

Can I peel and cut carrots ahead of time?

Yes.  Wash and peel carrots then cut or shred.  They will keep in the refrigerator up to a week if wrapped in plastic wrap and placed in an airtight container.

A white background with glass mixing bowl and black serving spoons used to serve the carrot raisin salad by The Food Cafe.

Using yogurt in this carrot salad recipe instead of mayonnaise, makes it lightened and creamy version that is perfect to serve as a side to any meal.

Another delicious creamy salad that almost serves as a dessert is this caramel apple salad with snickers, or for another lighter, but still creamy option, you can’t go wrong with the pea salad with bacon.

What to serve with carrot raisin salad

carrot salad recipe

Carrot raisin salad

Servings: 6 people
Carrot raisin salad is packed full of creamy goodness that will add a colorful and delicious splash on your dinner table for all to enjoy.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
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Ingredients

  • 4 cups peeled shredded carrots
  • ½ cup low fat plain yogurt
  • 1-20 oz can crushed pineapple reserve 1 T pineapple juice and discard the rest
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup glazed pecans chopped

Instructions

  • In a small bowl whisk together yogurt, pineapple juice, brown sugar, and salt, set aside
  • In a large bowl mix the carrots crushed pineapple, raisins, and pecans. Pour yogurt mixture over carrots and mix until combined. Chill until ready to serve and garnish with additional brown sugar (optional).
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: carrot raisin salad, carrot salad
Author: Shannon Johanson

Nutrition

Calories: 237kcal, Carbohydrates: 41g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 251mg, Potassium: 520mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 17g, Vitamin A: 14266IU, Vitamin C: 7mg, Calcium: 89mg, Iron: 1mg

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