Carrot, raisin and apple salad is a popular side dish because of its sweet flavor and crunchy texture. It is high in nutrition and fiber. This recipe is for a basic version of this combination salad. You can also add 1/4 cup of pineapple tidbits and 1/4 cup of pecan or walnut pieces for a more complex salad.
Pour 2 cups of boiling water over the raisins in a small bowl. Set them aside to steep for 10 to 15 minutes. Drain and chill.
Core and dice the apple. You can leave the skin on, or peel it as you prefer. Toss the diced apple with 1 tsp. of lemon juice in a large bowl.
Grate the carrots. Add the carrots and raisins to the diced apple.
Mix 1/4 cup of mayonnaise and 1/4 cup of sour cream. Add to the apple mixture and toss to coat thoroughly. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for 2 hours or until serving time.
Serve on lettuce leaves. Garnish with a few pecans or walnuts and pineapple tidbits, if desired.