Chick Fil A Carrot and Raisin Salad

Chick-fil-A Carrot and Raisin Salad is an easy and delicious side dish with refreshing sweetness and vibrant texture. Perfect for dinners, potlucks, or even light lunches, you can whip it up in a flash and refrigerate it for a stress-free, delicious side dish anytime!

Copycat Chick Fil A carrot raisin salad in a bowl.

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What makes Chick fil-A Carrot and Raisin Salad so good? 

Calling this side dish a salad doesn’t really do this recipe justice. You should think of it as a fruity coleslaw without the cabbage.

Carrot and Raisin Salad is a refreshing, delicious, and somewhat healthy addition to almost every meal. The crunch from the julienned carrots works well with the sweetness of the raisins, while the tang of the lemon juice is tamed by the creamy mayo.

Perfectly balanced and easy to make, this side dish is sure to become a new family favorite. 

Why you’ll love this recipe 

Please don’t go looking for Carrot and Raisin Salad at your favorite Chick-fil-A location; sadly, the chain took it off the menu after close to 40 years. But, for those who fondly remember it, they can satisfy their craving with this easy recipe.

And for anyone who never had the chance to try it, now is your chance. Chick fil A Carrot Raisin Salad ingredients are inexpensive, and you probably already have them in your kitchen, making this carrot salad recipe perfect when you need a delicious side but can’t make it to the store. 

When did Chick fil-A stop serving their famous Carrot and Raisin Salad? 

The Chick fil A Carrot Raisin Salad had a good run from 1967 until 2013 when it was removed from the chain’s menu due to declining sales. After a lot of campaigns to bring back the salad, the chain released the recipe in 2015.

If you really don’t feel like making it yourself, according to Chick-fil-A’s website, you can still order the carrot salad at Truett’s Grill or Dwarf House.

Chick fil A Carrot Raisin Salad ingredients

For this Chick fil A Carrot Raisin Salad recipe, you’ll need the following:

  • Carrots 
  • Pineapple tidbits 
  • Raisins – regular or golden raisins
  • Mayonnaise
  • White granulated sugar 
  • Fresh lemon juice
Copycat Chick Fil A carrot raisin salad ingredients on a tray.

Ingredient notes

If you don’t have pineapple tidbits, you can chop fresh or canned pineapple into quarter-inch cubes and use them. 

The fresh lemon juice in this recipe is key to making the flavors pop. Please don’t substitute bottled lemon juice. 

How to prepare Carrot and Raisin Salad

To make the copycat Chick fil A Carrot Raisin Salad recipe:

  1. Peel and shred the carrots into a large bowl. You can save your knuckles by skipping the box grater using a Juliane peeler or a mandolin instead. 
  2. Drain the pineapple tidbits and dump them into the bowl.
  3. Add the raisins and stir well. 
  4. In a separate bowl, prepare the dressing for the salad by whisking together the mayonnaise, white granulated sugar, and fresh lemon juice. 
  5. Save each component of the salad separately in the fridge, or stir together and chill the carrot mixture for at least an hour before serving. 
Collage of making copycat Chick Fil A carrot raisin salad.

What to serve it with? 

Enjoy this standout salad as a snack, or serve it as a side. Here are several suggestions for you to try, but leave your favorites in the comment section below:

  • Chicken. Fried, baked, or grilled, the sweet creaminess of Carrot and Raisin Salad pairs well with the mild flavors of chicken. Serve it on the side or as a topping if you are making a chicken sandwich. 
  • Grains. Turn a bowl of couscous or quinoa into a healthy meal by topping it with a scoop of this salad. Add slices of cooked chicken or tofu for more protein. 
  • Smoked meat. This Chick fil A Carrot Raisin Salad recipe contrasts beautifully with smoked meat and tangy BBQ sauces. 
A bowl of copycat Chick Fil A carrot raisin salad.

How to store it? 

Keep any extra Carrot Raisin Salad in an airtight container in the fridge. If you choose to make the salad in advance, you can prevent the carrots from getting soggy by keeping the salad dressing in a separate container. Mix the salad with the dressing before serving and return it to the fridge to chill for at least an hour before serving. 

How long does it last? 

Once you dress the salad, you should eat it within a day or two. Undressed salad will last for three or four days. 

Copycat Chick Fil A carrot raisin salad and wooden serving spoons.

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Chick Fil A Carrot and Raisin Salad

Do you miss the Chick-Fil-A carrot raisin salad? You can make it with this easy copycat recipe.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chick Fil A Recipes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 144kcal


  • 4 1/2 cups shredded carrots
  • 1 8-ounce can pineapple tidbits
  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice


  • Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.


Calories: 144kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 95mg | Potassium: 232mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 8025IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 0.4mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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