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5 from 1 vote

Carrot Salad

This salad is a classic and great for any gathering. We love it for potlucks! It makes a wonderful side dish. 
Prep Time20 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: carrot salad, classic carrot salad
Servings: 8 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


  • 1 10 ounce bag match stick carrots or about 4 cups shredded carrots
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 8 ounce can pineapple chunks, drained (Optional)
  • 2 tablespoon white granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream could use milk
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or nuts of your choice (Optional)


  • In a large bowl combine carrots, raisins and pineapple chunks.  Sprinkle on sugar.  Combine mayonnaise and sour cream.  Mix with carrots and fold in nuts.
  • ou could add apples, craisins instead of raisins or whatever you like in this salad.  You can use more or less mayo to suit your taste.  Refrigerate for 3 to 4 hours.