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Easy Creamy Carrot Raisin Salad

  • Author: Amy Estes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 5 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This easy Carrot Raisin Salad is so quick to make for a cool, crunchy side dish. Loaded with creamy, fresh, slightly sweet flavors, making it a wonderful salad for potlucks and BBQs. It is similar to the old-fashioned carrot raisin salad but jazzed up a bit by adding in sliced apples, golden raisins, and chopped pecans. This version is also dairy-free and gluten-free. 



For the salad

  • 4 cups shredded carrots
  • 1 medium apple – julienned 
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup black raisins

For the dressing

  • 1/4 cup avocado mayo
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 
  • Pinch of black pepper


  1. Add all salad ingredients to a large bowl.
  2. Mix up the dressing ingredients and whisk until fully combined then pour the dressing over the salad and toss.
  3. Serve cold or at room temperature. 


    • I recommend shredding your own carrots for the best results. Store-bought shredded carrots will work but will give this salad a different taste and texture. 
    • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. 
    • Prep Time: 10 minutes
    • Category: Quick and Easy Salads
    • Method: Tossed
    • Cuisine: American

    Keywords: carrot raisin salad, carrot salad, old fashioned carrot salad, carrots, salad