With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Carrot Salad

Monday, September 6, 2010

Carrot Salad

Cleaning out the refrigerator recently, I wanted to use up the last of the produce and that included a bag of carrots. I thought about trying a recipe I came across for roasted carrots but wondered if I might find something like a carrot slaw. So I Googled and found several carrot salad recipes. Since they were all similar, I went with Ina's because her's had added sugar and sweet always makes me happy.
This was just what I was looking for.  Crunchy carrots, sweet pineapple and a few raisins for color and texture that made for a nice side that would compliment anything from burgers to a pork roast.  I served it with fried shrimp
Here is the recipe:

Barefoot Carrot Salad

  • 1/3 cup golden raisins
  • 1 pound carrots
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise (I use Miracle Whip)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup diced fresh pineapple


Place the raisins in a small bowl and cover with boiling water. Allow to sit for 5 minutes and then drain.

Fit a food processor with the grating blade. Cut the carrots in half and place in the feed tube so they are lying on their sides. Process in batches. Place the grated carrots in a medium bowl, add the lemon juice and toss.

For the dressing, whisk together the sour cream, mayonnaise, sugar and salt. Pour the dressing over the carrots and add the pineapple and raisins. Toss together and serve.


Ina only uses "good" mayonnaise. I, on the other hand, think mayo is rather oily and flavorless and I dislike it. Though many will cringe at the thought, I am a Miracle Whip fan.

Since I do not have a food processor, I used a box grater to prepare the carrots.
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NanaDiana said...

Did you say Miralce Whip? Ok..I am sorry but we can not be friends anymore. However, maybe you could move in with my husband because he LOVES Miracle Whip. Just wondering...WHAT is the Miracle in Miracle Whip all about? Now...besides that...the recipe looks great and I bet my grandkids would love it. Thanks- Diana

ok..I lied...I'm still your friend ;>)

Julie said...

Beautiful salad. I am a Miracle Whip person, too! Bookmarking this one to give it a try!

Mildred said...

I love carrot salad. I like the "dressing" for this one. Can't wait to try it.

We recently ate at a Cajun restaurant and they put pineapple in their cole slaw too!

Buttercup said...

What time is dinner? Thanks for a great idea. Haven't made carrot and raisin salad in ages and I am long overdue.

Dishesdone said...

That looks great! I might even be persuaded to go to the other side and have Miracle Whip, although we're pretty loyal to Hellman's!

EG Wow said...

I sounds very good. I have always liked the combination of carrots and raisins.

RĂ³mulo Vela Cervantes said...

Hi LDH!!! Tasty recipe!!! Gracias for your look in my blog. Muchas gracias!!! :D

Ann said...

My mother used to make that stuff all the time when I was a kid. I haven't had that in years. This one takes me back :)
I always used to use Miracle whip but my husband thinks it's disgusting and will only use Helmann's real mayonnaise. Since I'm not as fussy as he is and I can eat either I just go with the mayo instead of buying both.

Heather said...

Wow this sounds wonderful and I have a ton of carrots in my fridge thanks for posting ~Love Heather

Olga said...

I really want to try this recipe. It looks yummy. Maybe even tonight as I have all the ingredients.


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