Carrot salad

Carrot salad is a salad made with carrots. Recipes for carrot salad vary widely by regional cuisine. Shredded carrot is often used. Shredded carrot salads are often used as a topping for other dishes.

Nest of carrot salad
Cucumber and carrot salad
Carrot and onion salad

By country

Carrot raisin salad is a traditional dish in the Southern United States. Grated salad is mixed with raisins, mayonnaise, granulated sugar, salt and black pepper. [1]

Morkovcha (spicy Korean-style carrot salad) from Koryo-saram cuisine

The Koryo-saram, ethnic Koreans in the post-Soviet Union states, popularized spicy pickled carrot salad, known throughout the Soviet Union as Korean-style carrots.[2][3] It is said to have been unknown in South Korea until recently, but has gained an international following and is served in many cafeterias throughout the CIS where it is also sold in supermarkets, and featured regularly as a side dish on dinner tables and at holiday feasts set by many ethnicities of the former Soviet Union.

In India, carrot salads are often made with grated carrots are cooked with mustard seeds and green chillies in hot oil.

In Bulgarian cuisine a salad with carrots and cabbage is traditional.

In Brazilian cuisine, churrasco service often includes potato salad and carrot salad made with mayonnaise, raw onion, green peas, sweetcorn or sometimes chayote squashes.

Carrot salad is eaten across the Middle East most commonly by mixing carrots with parsley and lemon juice.

Houria is a cooked, and often mashed, carrot salad in Tunisian cuisine.

In Morocco, carrot salad is made by mixing cooked carrots with lemon juice and cumin and oftentimes herbs and garlic.

In Russia, doner kebab often includes carrot salad as an accompaniment to the meat.

Surówka z Marchewki is a Polish cuisine carrot salad made with carrots, Granny Smith apple, lemon juice, sunflower oil or vegetable oil, salt, and sugar.

Macedonia is a dish that was represented in the 1940s and 1950s in north Africa and Québec (Québec City especially) with cans "de la macédoine" of diced carrots and peas.

In France, carottes râpées (or salade de carottes râpées) is a grated carrot salad made with whole-grain mustard.

See also

  • List of carrot dishes
  • List of salads


  1. "Carrot Salad - Carrot Salad Recipe with Shredded Carrots and Raisins". Retrieved 2013-07-19.
  2. Moskin, Julia (2006-01-18), "The Silk Road Leads to Queens", The New York Times, retrieved 2010-01-08
  3. Andrei Lankov (2012-08-21). "Korean carrot | Russia Beyond The Headlines ASIA". Archived from the original on 2013-09-28. Retrieved 2013-07-19.
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