3Tbspgranulated sugar or equivalent sweetener of choice
1Tbspwhite balsamic or rice wine vinegar
1Tbspfresh lemon juice
1 1/2tsppoppy seeds
1tspsalt or garlic saltomit garlic powder if using garlic salt
18 ozcrushed pineapple, well drained
Snipped fresh chives for garnishingoptional
In a large mixing bowl toss together the carrots, raisins, pineapple chunks and onion. Set aside.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, sugar, vinegar, lemon juice, poppy seeds, salt, onion and garlic powders. Whisk until fully combined then stir in the crushed pineapple. Taste and adjust salt and sugar, if needed.
Pour over the carrot mixture in the mixing bowl and stir until evenly coated.
Cover and chill for 4 hours or overnight.
Stir well before serving. sprinkled with chopped chives, if desired.
Time saving shortcut: Use 2 (10-oz) packages matchstick carrots from the produce department in place of the julienne carrots.