I love traditional carrot raisin salad ... but I always hated that some people use WAY too much mayo. You could hardly taste the carrots which were the main ingredient. So I found this a few years ago, and it has become my favorite, especially since I live in FL, it has great orange flavor. This is originally a Whole Foods Recipe, but it has been passed around quite a bit, so there have been some changes; however, I can't claim any rights to this - but it is such a light refreshing recipe. Take advantage of those pre-shredded carrots from the produce section, I definitely do (but you can always shred your own, especially if you grow them in your garden). A few grocery store items and you are set. As there is no mayo in this dish, it makes a great BBQ dish or potluck salad because it travels well. I always garnish with a couple of orange slices to remind people of what the main flavor is. And ... Orange Blossom Water? ... What do I use it in? Why bother buying a whole bottle? Well, I originally bought it for this salad, but I have used it over seafood, in teas (warm and cold), rice, and drizzled over grilled vegetables which is great. It can be purchased online, at Whole Foods and many other Health Food Markets, also any Asian Markets. It is a great addition to your condiment collection.