Carrot-Raisin Salad

This carrot-raisin salad is both tangy and sweet, thanks to the combination of lemon juice, pineapple and raisins; carrots bring color and crunch. Letting the salad sit at room temperature for 30 minutes is a great way to help the flavors intensify.

carrot raisin salad
Photo: Photography / Caitlin Bensel, Food Styling / Emily Nabors Hall
Active Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
35 mins


  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons pineapple juice

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

  • 1 teaspoon honey

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 1 (10-ounce) package matchstick carrots or 2 large carrots, coarsely shredded

  • 1 cup chopped fresh or canned pineapple

  • ½ cup raisins


  1. Combine oil, pineapple juice, lemon juice, mustard, honey, salt and pepper in a large bowl; stir until well mixed. Add carrots, pineapple and raisins; toss to combine. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld before serving.

To make ahead

Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 2 days.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

142 Calories
7g Fat
20g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 142
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 14g
Added Sugars 1g 2%
Protein 1g 2%
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Vitamin A 8077IU 162%
Vitamin C 19mg 21%
Vitamin E 1mg 4%
Folate 7mcg 2%
Vitamin K 7mcg 6%
Sodium 269mg 12%
Calcium 23mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 8mg 2%
Potassium 135mg 3%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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