Totally Exotic Carrot Slaw

Barbara Miller


Are you tired of the coleslaw rut? This carrot slaw has a totally over the top exotic flavor. It almost transports you to a tropical island. I just made it for a picnic and everyone wanted the recipe. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

★★★★★ 2 votes
15 Min
No-Cook or Other

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
This is definitely not your basic coleslaw recipe. The earthy flavor from the curry shines in every bite. Along with the pineapple and raisins, your taste buds are taken to the tropics. Super easy to prepare, this will be great at your next BBQ. But make sure to make this ahead of time. The flavors get even better after sitting in the fridge for a few hours.


2 lb
shredded carrots; I like to shred my own, they are sweeter
3/4 c
mayonnaise; not Miracle Whip
1/2 tsp
kosher salt
1/3 c
1/2 c
crushed pineapple; drained very well
1/2 c
golden raisins
2 tsp
curry powder
1 1/2 tsp
minced garlic
1 1/2 tsp
minced ginger
1/2 tsp
celery seeds or leaves
1/2 c
chopped cilantro

How to Make Totally Exotic Carrot Slaw


  • 1Shred the carrots if you are doing it yourself.
  • 2Add the shredded carrots to a large bowl.
  • 3In large mixing bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, salt, sugar, pineapple, raisins, curry powder, garlic, ginger, celery seeds or leaves and cilantro.
  • 4Add the carrots and combine.
  • 5Serve immediately or refrigerate for an hour to chill. The longer it sits the more flavorful it becomes.
  • 6You can always add some sugar glazed almond slices for crunch. I have added toasted coconut as well... just sprinkled some over the top. It is awesome!

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About Totally Exotic Carrot Slaw

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Collection: Let's Have A Picnic
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy