Grated Carrot and Raisin Salad (recipe)

Grated Carrot and Raisin Salad

This salad is a nostalgic favourite of mine. It was the only form of vegetables that my Aunt provided on a regular basis when I (and many of her godchildren) would spend part of the school holidays by her. From young I enjoyed the contrast in textures between the smooth creamy mayonnaise, and crunchy carrots… and the occasional burst of sweetness that the raisins provided? Heaven!

So imagine my shock when I came across a recipe for this salad of my youth in my copy of The Good Home Cookbook: More Than 1000 Classic American Recipes. Apparently my fave salad was interational in origin. Who knew? This recipe replicates the flavours I remember well, and even ups the ante through its inclusion of slivered almonds.


Grated Carrot and Raisin Salad
Source: The Good Home Cookbook: More Than 1000 Classic American Recipes
Serves 6

INGREDIENTS:

6 cups grated carrots
1 cup raisins
1 cup slivered almonds
1 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 tsps salt
black pepper

METHOD:

1. Combine the carrots, raisins, and almonds, if using, in a salad bowl
2. Mix together the mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, and salt in a small bowl.
3. Pour over the carrot mixture and toss with 2 forks
4. Season to taste with pepper
5. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, and up to 2 hours to allow the flavors to blend before serving

This post was originally published February 12, 2009. It has been updated once since then.

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  • http://www.rosas-yummy-yums.blogspot.com Rosa

    A deliciously healthy salad! Tasty!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  • http://www.rosas-yummy-yums.blogspot.com Rosa

    A deliciously healthy salad! Tasty!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  • http://fab-inc.biz/blog Bryan R. Adams

    That looks good. My mom used to make that. She called it Carrot Slaw.

    Bryan R. Adams’s last blog post..First SuperNodes of the Year 2/9/09

  • http://fab-inc.biz/blog Bryan R. Adams

    That looks good. My mom used to make that. She called it Carrot Slaw.

    Bryan R. Adams’s last blog post..First SuperNodes of the Year 2/9/09

  • http://chennette.net Chennette

    Ah. Raisins in salads…not exactly my favourite…although in theory I understand the validity of inserting it into this combination. The phot is lovely though ;-)

    Chennette’s last blog post..Caribbean Cuisine on UKTV

  • http://chennette.net Chennette

    Ah. Raisins in salads…not exactly my favourite…although in theory I understand the validity of inserting it into this combination. The phot is lovely though ;-)

    Chennette’s last blog post..Caribbean Cuisine on UKTV


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