Carrot and Raisin Salad

13 04 2011

Every since my husband had the Chick-Fil-A carrot and raisin salad he has wanted me to try and duplicate the recipe.  I am not a big fan of carrot and raisin salad so it wasn’t on the top of my cooking list.  However a few weeks ago we got a whole bag of carrots in our Bountiful Baskets and I knew the time had come to find and make my husband this recipe.

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There are a few tricks to making this carrot raisin salad turn out just right. I usually grate my carrots on a box grater and I use the large cheese grating side.

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However for this recipe is it imperative that you use the smaller side. The reason is so that the flavors blend together better and you don’t have an over powering carrot flavor. You will need 4 cups finely shredded carrots. It took me a small bag of carrots to get 4 cups. Then you take your 8 oz. can crushed pineapple with the juice and mix it with 1 Tbsp. sugar. The pineapple is the secret ingredient! Once the sugar is dissolved mix in the mayonnaise and the fresh lemon juice. Then gently combine the raisins and carrots. Refrigerate for at least 24 hours before serving.

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Carrot and Raisin Salad

~ 4 cups finely shredded carrots

~ 1 8 oz. can crushed pineapple with juice

~ 1 cup raisins

~ 3/4 cup mayonnaise

~ 1 Tbsp. sugar

~ 1/2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice

 

Chill all ingredients except sugar at least 30 minutes. Dissolve the sugar in the pineapple, then combine everything gently in a large bowl. Refrigerate at least 24 hours before serving.

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16 04 2011
What was in the Baskets this week? « 4peatssake

[…] Paula Dean’s lemon blossoms. I will post the recipe and pictures when I make them. Check out my Carrot and Raisin Salad it will use your whole bag of carrots. I am planning on making a Taco Salad with the head of […]

13 08 2011
What was in those baskets on August 13th. « 4peatssake

[…] know at our site a lot of people got multiple bags of carrots so why not make Carrot and Raisin Salad or throw them into Lettuce wraps. If you still have a lot left don’t forget that you can cut them […]

20 08 2011
What was in those baskets on August 20th « 4peatssake

[…] into soups, stews, and stir fry’s. I also love them in Lettuce Wraps or just to make a simple Carrot and Raisin Salad with them. My kids love to just dip in Ranch and eat them as a […]

8 10 2011
What was in those baskets on October 8th « 4peatssake

[…] Carrots and the recipe is so simple to make. If you are still wanting to hold on to summer make a Carrot and Raisin Salad. Carrots are also great to throw into lettuce […]

10 03 2012
What was in those baskets on March 10th « 4peatssake

[…] Carrot and Raisin Salad […]

17 03 2012
What was in those baskets on Mach 17th « 4peatssake

[…] Carrot and Raisin Salad […]

12 05 2012
What was in those baskets on May 12th « 4peatssake

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