Sorry, Steph, not a winner here. Carrots? Why? Every spoonful, I kept asking myself that question: WHY? I will say, though, that the thousand island dressing was an interesting way to make it a little creamy. I wouldn't have thought to use that. If I take another crack at this, I'll definitely omit the carrot. Throwing in some shredded chicken might not be a bad idea either. Might make a pretty good base -- perhaps some black beans and corn, too ?