Chick Fil A Carrot Raisin Salad

16 Jul

Love the carrot raisin salad at Chick Fil A. It’s such a classic pot luck or Sunday church supper dish. But many recipes are loaded with too much mayo while some are overly sweet. Chick Fil A uses a small amount of sugar, yet most of the sweetness is delivered by the crushed pineapple. You can’t beat homemade carrot raisin salad … that’s for sure. But this may be the next best thing. Close your eyes and be transported back to Grandma’s house.

Try to replicate the dish at home with the recipe shown below. It’s pretty close to the real deal.  

Chick-Fil-A Carrot and Raisin Salad

4 cups finely shredded carrots

1 can (20 oz.) crushed pineapple, with juice

1 cup raisins

3/4 cup mayonnaise

1 tbsp. sugar

1/2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice

Chill all ingredients except sugar at least 30 minutes. Dissolve the sugar in the pineapple, then combine everything gently in a large bowl. May be refrigerated up to 72 hours. Serves 8.

NOTE: Fresh carrots are the secret, according to Chick-Fil-A. Mini marshmallows are optional. I’ll pass.

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