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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Crunchy Carrot Salad with Golden Raisins and Walnuts

If you're looking for a super-easy salad as a side or take-along dish, look no further!  Carrot salad seems to be a Southern staple, and I know you'll enjoy my crunchy version with a unique twist of sweet, golden raisins and walnuts.  As an extra bonus, this delicious salad is loaded with healthy nutrients!

                          As Bugs Bunny Would Say..."Carrots Are Divine!"         

            And They Are, Especially With Golden Raisins And Walnuts!

Serves 4 to 6

  • 3 c. coarsely shredded carrots (about 6/ea. whole carrots)*
  • 1 TB sugar
  • 1/8 tsp. salt (or to taste)
  • 1/ea.  8 1/4 oz. can crushed pineapple, well drained (about 3/4 c. after drained)
  • 1/2 c. golden raisins
  • 1/2 c. coarsely chopped walnuts (optional)
  • 1/4 c. mayonnaise*

*Tips:  Use prepackaged grated carrots to make it even easier, and I prefer Hellmann's light mayonnaise.


Toss all ingredients gently, but thoroughly.  You'll enjoy watching your fans multiply (like rabbits) after they munch on this delicious salad!

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What's That Got to do with This?

My daughter recently taught my 2 1/2 year-old grandson to make cookies for the first time.  Snickerdoodles were the cookie of choice that day...sorry, they disappeared before I got a photo of the gorgeous delectables!

                                          Cooking Is In Our Blood...


                                  And We Start Early Around Here!


  1. Aw, your grandson is so sweet!! Hope you're seeing good as new after your surgery...nice to see you posting :)

    And now to your yummy carrot salad! I'd forgotten about this recipe! And now I'm hungry for it :) mom was a great knitter, but I found my standards are much higher than my talent :) So I continue to go to my knitting group...but just to gab instead of knit!

  2. @Lizzy - Thanks so much! I'm just impressed that you find time for it all!

  3. Your salad looks delicious, and your grandson is so adorable--love those curls!

  4. @Dulce Dough - Thanks! His parents originally wanted to keep his hair cut and finally gave in to the curls...they have had nothing but positive comments since! (Of course, I wanted the curls along!)

  5. Carrot salad is a perennial favorite around here, and we love the addition of walnuts and sultanas. Love to see a photo of your grandson baking, how cute!

  6. @Cheryl and Adam - Glad you like the idea of adding walnuts and golden raisins to carrot salad!

    We think he's cute too! We decorated a Halloween brownie house (kit) yesterday! He was so excited, and we all had so much fun!

  7. This sounds seriously delicious. Nuts always make a veggie type salad better.

  8. @Curt - I agree with you...nuts always make veggies better. I'm all about the crunch! This salad would go great with so many of your fantastic smoked and grilled items!

  9. After mentioning your carrot salad, I had to come and check it out! It's so simple and yet yummy sounding. It will be tried soon as all the ingredients are in my frig. Regina
    PS Keep the curls, he's adorable