Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is NOT a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Make sure the mayonnaise is gluten-free.


"There are few things so pleasant as a picnic eaten in perfect comfort." -W. Somerset Maugham, Author

The refrigerator light goes on...

Carrot and Raisin Salad is a classic. It is one of those recipes that people forget about, but when you take a bite it immediately transports you to a warm summer day sitting on the lawn with the barbecue on the grill.

The great thing is that it's so easy and quick and perfect for your picnic or potluck supper. Even better, it has four grams of fiber and helps add a point to your Mediterranean Diet Score.


Traditional Carrot Salad

Servings: 4 | Serving size: about 1 cup

Cooking Time: 15 Minutes

This recipe can easily be multiplied and keeps well in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.

Traditional Carrot Salad recipe from Dr. Gourmet


  • 16 ounces carrots (peeled and shredded)
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup reduced fat mayonnaise
  • 1/4 tsp. lemon zest (minced)
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • fresh ground black pepper to taste

Fold together the carrots, raisins, mayonnaise, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt and pepper.

Chill well before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: about 1 cup

Servings: 4

Amount Per Serving

Calories 157 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value
Total Fat 5g 6%
    Saturated Fat 1g 3%
    Monounsaturated Fat 1g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 262mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 28g 10%
    Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
    Sugars 19g
Protein 1g
Vitamin K 19mcg