This carrot salad recipe is very popular among Russian and Ukrainian households and is very often enjoyed at celebrations and special occasions.

Carrot Salad  with Garlic




– 3 large carrots large size, julienned – 1 tablespoon vinegar – 1 teaspoon coriander ground – 1/2 teaspoon sugar – sea salt and pepper to taste, I used 1 teaspoon sea salt and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper – 1/4 cup olive oil – 1 onion finely chopped – 5 garlic cloves finely chopped – greens finely chopped, for garnish

6 people

25 mins

Step 1

In a large mixing bowl, combine carrots, vinegar, coriander, sugar, salt, and pepper to taste. Using clean hands, massage the salad for about 1 minute. 

Step 2

Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Sauté the onion until golden. This will be about 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Then, add the garlic and sauté for another minute, still stirring occasionally.

Step 3

Remove the skillet from the heat and transfer the garlic, onion, and hot oil mixture to the salad. Pour overtop, but make sure to mix everything to combine.

Step 4

Marinate in the fridge for at least an hour prior to serving. Garnish with finely chopped greens like parsley or cilantro and enjoy!