Carrot Salad

Carrot Salad new 02This is a yummy Carrot Salad that my family just can’t get enough of!

It’s loaded with pineapple, raisins and pecans.

It’s really a snap to prepare and it goes great with just about everything.

We’ve been barbecuing a lot and everyone has been asking for me to make this to have as one of our side dishes.

I love that the fam is actually requesting and eating extra veggies!

It’s also been a big hit at the potlucks I’ve brought it to.

You can, of course, buy carrots already shredded carrots and put this together in about 2 minutes.

Honestly, I prefer to go the extra step and grate my own in the food processor because I think ultimately you get a finer grate on the carrots and the salad is a bit more tender.

The food processor makes the job pretty darn easy.

Carrot Salad Recipe notes:

I think this salad is best served right after it’s made.

Sometimes I’ve made it in the morning and served it at dinner and it’s frankly not as good.

It gets kind of dried out.

The carrots seem to absorb the dressing.

I like it best made within an hour of serving.

Also, my recipe has a bit of sugar in the salad.

You can completely omit it if you’d like.

The carrots and pineapple in the salad are definitely sweet on their own.

I think the added sugar just rounds out the dressing nicely.

Keep in mind, my family does like things on the sweet side!

If you don’t like nuts you can omit them.

I think they add a really nice crunch and a bit of richness though.

The salad will still be delish!

Walnuts would be a nice alternative to the pecans if you prefer them.

Carrot Salad

Serves 6-8

28 Responses to Carrot Salad

  1. Tracy

    I’ve used trail mix in my carrot salad. Otherwise my recipe is very close to this one… delicious!

    • Kathleen

      Tracy, that sounds deliciously brilliant!

  2. Julia

    I am not a fan of raisins, do you think Craisins would work? Looks delish!!

    • Kathleen

      Hi Julia! I think they would be fantastic!!!

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  4. Icee

    Hi! This looks great! I’d love to try it. But I
    have an egg allergy, therefore I can’t have
    mayo. What’s a good alternative? Thanks!Ü

    • Kathleen

      Hey Icee! I’m sorry but because I don’t use have food allergies I haven’t tried substitutes that I can recommend. Have you tried an egg free may alternative that has a good flavor?

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  6. Peggy H

    I added a little nutmeg and cinnamon to the dressing for added layer of flavor. Really good. You could also add curry powder for a more “Indian” taste.

    • Kathleen

      Great suggestions Peggy. Thanks so much for sharing them 🙂

  7. Linda Muse

    Where is the recipe? I’m not seeing it here, at least on my computer. The ingredient list is commented on and self explanatory, but not the dressing. Sounds like a good recipe.

    • Kathleen

      Hello Linda. We’ve been experiencing a few growth pains with our server so the recipes were down for a few days. The recipe is back up now. Sorry for any inconvenience 🙂

  8. norine

    I am trying to get your recipes for Carrot Salad on pinterest and on your web site and just can’t bring it up it looks so yumming would to make it for Easter. Please reply,

    Norine

    • Kathleen

      Hey Norine. Sorry we had temporary problems with the web server! The recipes back up 😉

  9. Claudia

    I’m not seeing the recipe. I thought I saw it when I reposted this a few days ago. Am I missing it? Thanks.

    • Kathleen

      Hey Claudia, Sorry we had temporary problems with the web server! The recipes back up 😉

      • Claudia

        Thank you.

  10. Linda

    Where is the ingredient list for this recipe? This is only a picture.

    • Kathleen

      Hey Linda,
      Sorry we had temporary problems with the web server! The recipes back up 😉

  11. Nancy

    I have been looking for this recipe for quite awhile. Thanks

    • Kathleen

      Hi Nancy, I hope you enjoy!

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