This deli-type salad is made without mayonnaise; simmering the carrots and raisins with vinegar and spices brings out their sweetness.



Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Peel and coarsely grate carrots.

  • In a large skillet over high heat, bring 1 cup water, white-wine vinegar, coarse salt, ground cumin, ground pepper, and red-pepper flakes to a boil.

  • Add carrots and raisins; toss to coat. Reduce heat to medium; cover, and cook until carrots are crisp tender, tossing occasionally, 8 to 10 minutes.

  • Mix in olive oil. Transfer to a covered container; chill until ready to serve.

Cook's Notes

A food processor fitted with the shredding disc helps grate carrots quickly and easily. Grate carrots lengthwise for the longest strands; you can also use a box grater.

Reviews (2)

43 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 18
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
I love the sweet and spicy flavors. Easy way to eat your carrots.
Rating: Unrated
I did not like this salad at all -- the flavors just didn't go together for me.