A dressing that typically goes with carrot raisin salad is mayonnaise-based. A highly rated recipe from AllRecipes.com calls for 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 1/2 cup sour cream, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1 tablespoon brown sugar.
Another recipe from Taste of Home calls for 1/4 cup mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons sugar and 2 to 3 tablespoons 2-percent milk. To make these recipes, simply combine all of the dressing ingredients in a bowl, and then add shredded carrots and raisins. Next, stir everything together, chill, and serve. A recipe from Food.com calls for adding 1 cup crushed pineapple to the recipe.