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Carrot and Raisin Salad - Old Fashioned Carrot Raisin Salad
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If you grew up in the 50's, 60's or even the 70's, it is a sure bet you had some Carrot Raisin Salad


Serves/Makes:6-7 1/2 cup servings

  • 3 cups (700 ml) grated carrots, about 3/4 pound, use a little more if you like.
  • 1 8 oz (224 grm). can crushed pineapple in juice, drain lightly, reserve juice
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) raisins (I use more to my liking)
  • 2 tablespooons mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) reserved pineapple juice
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) sugar
  • 1/8 tsp (1 ml) salt
  • Place the carrots, pineapple, and raisins in a medium bowl and toss.
  • Combine remaining ingredients together in a small bowl; pour over carrot mixture and stir well.
  • Chill before serving.
Use reduced calorie or non-fat versions of mayonnaise if you want to have a salad that is within calorie and fat dietary restraints.

Also, taste your carrots, if they are not tender and sweet, add a little extra sugar.

Carrots should be a nice true orange color, slender and fairly uniform in size. Big huge carrots are often times less flavorful and "woody" textured and not a good choice for this salad.

At the holidays, I jazz this recipe up by doubling it and adding some shelled pistachios and more raisins, and I always use Hellman's or Best Foods (same brand, different names for the different coasts of the USA).

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