It introduces our refreshing and nutritious Carrot Raisin Salad, a delightful blend of crisp carrots, plump raisins, and a tangy dressing perfect for any occasion.

This simple yet flavorful salad is a classic favorite, offering sweetness and crunch in every bite.

Carrot Raisin Salad
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Whether served as a side dish at a summer barbecue or as a light lunch, this salad satisfies your craving for something fresh and vibrant. Get ready to elevate your salad game with this easy-to-make Carrot Raisin Salad that’s as delicious as it is nutritious!

You will love this homemade version if you love the classic Carrot Salad from Chick-fil-A!

If you love homemade side dishes, try my coleslaw recipe. It’s one of my favorite recipes and a perfect side dish! Both are perfect for serving alongside my Homemade Chick-fil-A chicken sandwich.

Carrot Raisin Salad

Why You’ll Love This Recipe!

  • Quick and Easy Preparation: Enjoy the convenience of whipping this salad in less than 5 minutes; perfect for busy days or last-minute gatherings.
  • Refreshing and Crisp Texture: Indulge in the satisfying crunch of fresh carrots paired with plump raisins, creating a delightful contrast of textures in every bite.
  • Versatile Dish: Serve it as a side dish at barbecues, picnics, or potlucks, or enjoy it as a light and healthy snack any time of day.
  • Nutrient-Packed Ingredients: Benefit from the vitamins, fiber, and essential nutrients found in carrots, making this salad both delicious and nutritious.
  • Customizable Dressing: Adjust the tangy sweetness of the dressing to suit your taste preferences, allowing for a personalized culinary experience.
  • Kid-Friendly Option: Encourage children to enjoy their veggies by presenting them in a flavorful and visually appealing salad they won’t resist.
Carrot Raisin Salad

Ingredients In Carrot Raisin Salad

Discover the simple yet flavorful ingredients that create our delicious Carrot-Raisin Salad. With crisp carrots, plump raisins, and a creamy dressing, this salad perfectly balances sweet and tangy flavors you’ll love.

Remember the step-by-step directions and detailed ingredient list are below, in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post, as well as the nutritional information.

  • Carrots: Crisp and vibrant carrots provide the base for this refreshing salad.
  • Raisins: Plump and sweet, raisins add natural sweetness to the salad.
  • Pineapple: Use crushed pineapple for the best flavor.
  • Mayonnaise: Creamy and rich, mayonnaise binds the ingredients together and adds a smooth texture.
  • Lemon Juice: Tangy and citrusy lemon juice adds brightness and balances the flavors of the salad.
  • Sugar or Honey: Sweet and fragrant, honey brings a touch of natural sweetness to the dressing.
  • Salt: Enhances the salad’s flavors and balances the other ingredients’ sweetness.

How To Make Carrot Raisin Salad

To make Carrot Raisin Salad, follow these simple steps:

Carrot Raisin Salad

Prepare the Dressing: In a large bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, lemon juice, honey, and a pinch of salt until smooth and well combined.

Carrot Raisin Salad

Combine Carrots and Raisins: Add carrot sticks, pineapple, and raisins to the mixing bowl, stirring together until all ingredients are thoroughly combined.

Chill: Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a lid and refrigerate for 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.

Serve: Give the salad a final toss before serving, and garnish with additional raisins or chopped nuts if desired.

Carrot Raisin Salad

Recipe Variations

  • Pineapple and Coconut: Add chunks of pineapple and shredded coconut to the salad for a tropical twist. The sweetness of the pineapple complements the carrots and raisins beautifully.
  • Apple and Walnut: Incorporate diced apples and chopped walnuts for added texture and flavor. The crispness of the apples pairs well with the sweetness of the raisins and the crunch of the carrots.
  • Greek Yogurt Dressing: For a lighter dressing option, replace the mayonnaise with Greek yogurt. Mix the yogurt with lemon juice, honey, and a pinch of cinnamon for a tangy, slightly sweet dressing.
  • Curried Carrot Raisin Salad: Add a tablespoon of curry powder to the dressing for a flavorful and aromatic twist. The curry’s warm spices complement the raisins’ sweetness and the carrots’ earthiness.
  • Asian-Inspired: Create an Asian-inspired version by adding sliced scallions, toasted sesame seeds, and a drizzle of soy sauce or sesame oil to the salad. This variation offers a savory and umami-rich flavor profile.
  • Cranberry and Almond: Swap out the raisins for dried cranberries and add sliced almonds for a festive and nutty variation. The tartness of the cranberries adds a delightful contrast to the sweetness of the carrots.
Carrot Raisin Salad

Faq’s Copycat Chick-fil-A Carrot & Raisin Salad

Can I use pre-shredded carrots for this salad? While pre-shredded carrots can save time, freshly grated carrots typically have a better texture and flavor. However, pre-shredded carrots can be a convenient alternative if you’re short on time.

Can I make this salad ahead of time? Yes, it can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator. The flavors often taste even better after they have melded together. Just be sure to stir it well before serving.

How long will this salad last in the refrigerator? This salad will typically last 3-4 days when stored in an airtight container in the fridge. However, the texture may become slightly softer over time.

Can I add other ingredients to this salad? Absolutely! Feel free to customize this salad to suit your taste preferences. Some popular additions include chopped nuts, diced apples, or shredded coconut.

Is this salad vegetarian-friendly? Yes, it is, as it does not contain meat or animal products.

Can I make this salad dairy-free? You can make this salad dairy-free by using a dairy-free mayonnaise or yogurt alternative in the dressing. Just be sure to check the labels to ensure all ingredients suit your dietary needs.

Carrot & Raisin Salad

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Carrot Raisin Salad

Carrot Raisin Salad

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Chill Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings


Discover the simple yet flavorful ingredients that come together to create our delicious Carrot Raisin Salad. With crisp carrots, plump raisins, and a creamy dressing, this salad is a perfect balance of sweet and tangy flavors that you'll love.


  • 2 ½ cups carrot sticks or shredded carrots
  • cup crushed pineapple, slightly strained
  • cup raisins
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon juice


  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, add the mayonnaise, sugar,medium sized mixing bowl, add the mayonnaise, sugar and lemon juice and mix until well blended.
  • Add carrot sticks, pineapple and raisins to the mixing bowl, stirring together until all ingredients are thoroughly combined.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or until ready to serve.


  • Large Mixing Bowl


Serving: 1ServingCalories: 110kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 1gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 78mgPotassium: 159mgFiber: 2gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 5526IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 17mgIron: 1mg

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