Our Old Fashioned Creamy Carrot Salad is loaded with flavor and texture in every bite! Pineapple, Raisins, Pecans, OH MY!

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 HUGE hit at all 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 For Carrot Salad:

Serving: I think this salad is best served right after it’s made. As it sits the carrots absorb the dressing and it can get a dryer texture.

Make It Ahead: Of course, serving it immediately isn’t always an option. So In you want to make it ahead of time, do so then add a couple of tablespoons of water to the salad and toss and if that still doesn’t do the trick exactly, add 1-2 Tablespoons of Mayo and toss until completely absorbed!

Sugar: 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!

Nuts: If you don’t like nuts you can omit them. I think they add a really nice crunch and a bit of richness though. Walnuts would be a nice alternative to the pecans if you prefer them. Pistachios are also a fun a different alternative.

Carrot Salad

 

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Carrot Salad
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Carrot Salad

Our Old Fashioned Creamy Carrot Salad is loaded with flavor and texture in every bite! Pineapple, Raisins, Pecans, OH MY!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 8 People
Calories 366 kcal
Author Kathleen

Ingredients

  • 2/3 Cup Mayonnaise
  • 2 Tablespoons Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar
  • 4 Cups Grated Carrots
  • 1-20 Ounce Can Crushed Pineapple Well Drained
  • 1 Cup Raisins
  • 1 Cup Pecans Coarsley Chopped

Instructions

  1.  In a small bowl add mayonnaise, lemon juice, salt and sugar and whisk until well combined.

  2.  In a medium bowl add carrots, pineapple, raisins, and pecans.  Pour mayonnaise mixture over carrots and toss until well combined.

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Nutritional Information

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Nutrition Facts
Carrot Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 366 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30g 46%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 358mg 15%
Potassium 267mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 24g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 3g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 0.5%
Vitamin C 4.7%
Calcium 2%
Iron 6.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Recipe notes For Carrot Salad:

Serving: I think this salad is best served right after it’s made. As it sits the carrots absorb the dressing and it can get a dryer texture.

Make It Ahead: Of course, serving it immediately isn’t always an option. So In you want to make it ahead of time, do so then add a couple of tablespoons of water to the salad and toss and if that still doesn’t do the trick exactly, add 1-2 Tablespoons of Mayo and toss until completely absorbed!

Sugar: 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!

Nuts: If you don’t like nuts you can omit them. I think they add a really nice crunch and a bit of richness though. Walnuts would be a nice alternative to the pecans if you prefer them. Pistachios are also a fun a different alternative.

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