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It's Memorial Day weekend and Carrot Salad is on the menu

Carrot Salad is an alternative to traditional barbecue salads
Carrot Salad is an alternative to traditional barbecue salads
Kyle Hogan, used with permission

Get out of the traditional potato and macaroni salad groove this Memorial Day weekend and try a different side dish. This Carrot Salad is a delicious alternative that will add both crunch and sweetness to your holiday meal.

Carrot Salad (serves 4-6)

Ingredients:

2 cup grated carrots
1 cup raisins, golden raisins or Craisins (or more or less, according to taste)
1/3 cup Ranch salad dressing (low fat is okay; mayonnaise or Miracle Whip salad dressing can also be used)
2 tsp. lemon juice (either fresh or bottled)
1 tsp. sugar
½ cup crushed pineapple (or more or less, according to taste)

Directions:

1. Place grated carrots and raisins in a large mixing bowl.
2. Blend Ranch salad dressing (or mayonnaise or Miracle Whip) and lemon juice with sugar; add to carrots and raisins and stir until thoroughly mixed.
3. Add pineapple and stir.

This Carrot Salad goes great with other meals as well, so don’t wait for a summer barbecue; serve it all year long.

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