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Carrot Raisin Salad in a White Bowl

Carrot Raisin Salad

A unique pairing of carrots and raisins, overflowing with vitamins and nutrients turned into a healthy side dish and dessert in one. The perfect balance of creaminess, sweetness, and just the right amount of tanginess makes it unusually addicting and gratifying. An easy classic favorite you can make in less than 20 minutes!
Course Dessert, Side Dish
Cuisine Southern
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 -5
Calories 143kcal
Author Imma



  • ½  cup sour cream, can be replaced with mayonnaise
  • ½  cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon grated onion
  • 1-2 tablespoons honey or sugar,  adjust to taste (optional)
  • 1-2 tablespoons  lemon juice

Carrot Raisin Salad

  • 4-5 cups shredded carrots , drained
  • cup pineapple,  crushed or chopped
  • ½ -1 cup raisins
  • ½ cup hot water
  • salt and pepper,  to taste


  • In a medium bowl, mix together sour cream, mayonnaise, grated onion, honey, and lemon juice. Place in the fridge until ready to use or mix together with the other ingredients until fully incorporated. This can be made ahead of time.
  • Grate carrots and drain any excess liquid from the carrots and into a large bowl.
  • Drain the can of pineapple and cut them into small dice, if using canned or fresh pineapple. Place them next to the carrots.
  • Soak the raisins in hot water for 10 to 15 minutes or until they plump up. Drain dry and add to the bowl of carrots.
  • Pour in dressing and thoroughly mix with carrots.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve immediately or place inside the fridge until ready to be served. Enjoy.


  1. Always use fresh ingredients.
  2. You can use pre-shredded carrots.
  3. Drain your carrots to remove excess water. Skipping this step will make them gooey.
  4. Plump up raisins by soaking them in warm water and don't forget to drain them after.
  5. Let the salad rest for about 1 hour to fully incorporate and absorb all the flavors.
  6. Place in a refrigerator for at least 1 hour before serving.
  7. Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only. Please keep in mind that it is a rough estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary greatly based on the products used.


Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 143kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 317mg | Potassium: 362mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 21607IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 1mg