Old-Fashioned Carrot Salad

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

Wow! I have been looking for a good recipe for what I call "Carrot Raisin Salad" and have come up empty after trying many. Then I saw Ina Garten make this on "Barefoot Contessa", and it is fantastic! It is not in any of her cookbooks, so here is the recipe. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Peel the carrots and grate them in a food processor fitted with the large grating attachment-- Lay the carrots on their sides in the feed tube so you will have nice long grated strands.
  2. Place the grated carrots in a large bowl and add the mayonnaise, pineapple, raisins, salt and pepper.
  3. Toss well and season to taste.
  4. Serve chilled or at room temperature.
  5. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

5 5

Delicious,refreshing and so easy. For 1 person I used 1 large carrot and 1 pineapple ring,both roughly chopped and pulsd for a couple of seconds in a blender before adding a small tbs of mayonaise(with mustard, salt and pepper. I had no raisins but I didn't miss them!A perfect acompaniment for grilled gammon(ham) steak or cold baked ham

5 5

Delicious! I made this as written using Hellman's Half the Fat Mayo. I loved the surprise addition of the pineapple. The salad was well received by my dinner guests. Thankyou for sharing. Made for Secret Ingredient Tag.

4 5

Very good! I halved the recipe and used 8 medium carrots, not sure how many is in a bunch generally.