Luby’s Shredded Carrot Raisin Salad

Luby’s Shredded Carrot Salad is a wonderful salad to make any time of the year. You can always find fresh carrots at the store. Combining carrots, pineapple, and raisins make for a delightful salad that keeps fresh in your refrigerator, so you can make it ahead of time. Best of all this salad can be made in minutes!

shredded carrot salad with raisins and pineapple

Carrot Salad with Raisins and Pineapple

Do you love carrot raisin salad? This salad is perfect for spring and summer.

Did you know this salad takes just no time at all to make? Colorful carrots are combined with a sweet creamy dressing, plump raisins, and sweet pineapple for an irresistible salad.

While this is a Luby’s copycat recipe, it also tastes very close to the Chick Fil A carrot salad that was discontinued.

What is in Carrot Raisin Salad?

This classic salad is made with very basic ingredients. Chances are you already have everything to make this recipe. Here’s a handy list of ingredients:

  • Shredded carrots
  • Canned pineapple chunks
  • Mayonnaise
  • Raisins
  • Powdered sugar

If you don’t want to take the time to shred carrots you can buy a bag of shredded carrots in the grocery store.

Ingredients to make carrot raisin salad. Shredded Carrots, pineapple, powdered sugar, mayonnaise, and raisins.

Recipe Variations

Here are a couple of ingredient additions or substitutions:

  • Add nuts for more crunch and flavor.
  • Use pineapple tibits or crushed pineapple if you do not want large pineapple chunks.
  • Use fresh pineapple instead of canned pineapple.

How to Make Carrot and Raisin Salad

You basically toss everything into a bowl, stir everything together, and then have a colorful salad everyone loves.

Here are the recipe steps:

  1. Soak the raisins in warm water for a few minutes to plump them up. Then drain off the water.
  2. Open the can of pineapple chunks and drain off the juice.
  3. Place the shredded carrots, pineapple chunks, mayonnaise, raisins, and powdered sugar in a large bowl.
  4. Stir until well combined.
  5. Cover and refrigerate the carrot salad until ready to serve.

I personally like to make this classic carrot salad recipe at least an hour before I am ready to serve it. When you make this salad ahead of time, it allows the flavors to mingle for a bit and it tastes even better than when it is first mixed.

Carrot and Raisin salad with pineapple in a dish

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Check out more of my easy salad recipes and the best side dish recipes here on CopyKat!

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shredded carrot salad with raisins and pineapple

Luby’s Shredded Carrot Raisin Salad

How to make Luby's Carrot Salad with raisins and pineapple at home. This shredded carrot salad is a great side dish and perfect for potlucks.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Carrot Raisin Salad, Carrot Salad, Luby’s Shredded Carrot Salad
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 330kcal


  • 2 pounds shredded carrots
  • 1 cup canned pineapple chunks
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar


  • Soak the raisins in warm water for 5 minutes or until plump. Drain off the water.
  • Drain off the juice from the canned pineapple chunks.
  • Place carrots, pineapple chunks, mayonnaise, raisins, and powdered sugar in a large bowl
  • Stir until well combined.
  • Cover and refrigerate the carrot salad until ready to serve.


Want to change this recipe up a bit? You can add some chopped nuts to this salad.
It’s ok to use crushed pineapple or even pineapple tidbits! If you have fresh pineapple on hand, that is even better!


Calories: 330kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 261mg | Potassium: 540mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 18975IU | Vitamin C: 17.5mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 0.9mg

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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Reader Interactions


  1. Jack

    I used to work for Luby’s. You need to keep in mind that this combination of ingredients will spoil in a matter of 2 days. So eat it fresh, make smaller amounts, because in two days, it has to go.

  2. Cathy Wagley

    I used to eat this ALL the time at Luby’s, but I don’t care for raisins so I picked them out. Do you think cranberries, that are packaged like raisin, would be an ok substitute for the raisins?

  3. Samantha

    I made this last Thanksgiving and will make it again. It’s very delicious. I add a little extra mayo because I like it creamier. Thanks for the post.

  4. Audrey

    I have been looking for a carrot raisin pineapple salad like Hometown Buffet makes but can’t seem to find one.I don’t believe it is mayonnaise based.

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