Just found this on a web site for restaurant recipes. The original calls for 1/2 cup sugar but I wondered if that would be to much so I posted the recipe as 1/4-1/2 cup.
- Combine all ingredients, mix well and chill.
Yummy! Make this early in the day or the night before, and you can skip the step of plumping the raisins. Used light mayo and 1/2 cup powdered sugar. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
My husband and I really enjoyed this salad! It was the perfect example of what a carrot salad should be. It was not swimming in mayonaise, but was just perfectly moistened. The powdered sugar really gave the mayonaise a nice texture and just the right amount of sweetness. The raisins plump by themselves with full flavor, upon sitting in the salad awhile in the refridgerator, without the extra effort of plumping the raisins and diluting their flavor. We did use light mayonaise which worked just fine for us, the 1/2 cup of powdered sugar, and pineapple tidbits. In future sometime, for added nutrition and flavor, I plan on trying fresh pineapple, as I have always prefered fresh fruit to canned. And may sometime try apple chunks and pecans or walnut bits for a variation. But as I already stated, this was the perfect basic carrot salad. If a good, simple carrot salad is what you are looking for, you have found it. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!
This recipe made me so nostalgic! I think I spent half of my childhood peeling and grating carrots for Carrot-Raisin Salad ;). But I don't remember it tasting this good...must be the 1/2 cup of powdered sugar. I used 3 10-ounce bags of shredded carrots and garnished with marischino cherries. I took it to a potluck at work, and it was one of the first things to go.