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!


  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

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

val.beckum June 25, 2011

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.

Dreamer in Ontario April 26, 2009

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

rosslare April 25, 2009