Luby's Cafeteria Carrot Salad

Luby's Cafeteria Carrot Salad created by ClareVH

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.

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  • Combine all ingredients, mix well and chill.
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"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."

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  1. Chai L.
    1) 'Plump' the raisins in the pineapple juice (why waste it?) and, a couple of tablespoon of fresh orange juice and zest does add some real bang! 2) Cut the carrots into 'logs' that will drop into the feed tube of your food processor (like you would stack logs). Press firmly for a thicker shred, press lightly for a thinner... 3) If you are making a big batch, drain the carrot shreds in a colander. This will reduce the 'watery' problem with the dressing. 4) Fat-free yogurt used with half the mayo really lightens and freshens the whole thing up! IMHO-chill and store for 24 hours. (These tips work equally well with plain ol' cabbage and whatnot in your favorite cole slaw!
  2. LonghornMama
    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!
  3. Naturalbohemian
    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!
  4. ClareVH
    Luby's Cafeteria Carrot Salad Created by ClareVH
  5. ClareVH
    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.
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