Amazing recipe for the classic Korean Carrot Salad. Raw finely julienned carrots seasoned with ground coriander, chili pepper and sautéed onions in oil all mixed together and topped with fresh cilantro.

The crunchy and crispy carrots, lightly fermented will stay fresh if refrigerated for days! Perfect salad recipe to prepare ahead of time for potlucks or parties.

Korean carrot salad recipe in a bowl with fresh chopped herbs and a spoon.

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How to make Carrot Salad

Cutting the carrots is the key when making the carrot salad. Hold the carrots at a slight angle to get long thin strands.

  • Julienne carrots.
  • Season carrots with the ½ teaspoon salt, toss and set aside for the juices and flavors to release from the carrots.
  • Sautee the onions, remove from heat. Stir in the minced garlic and set aside to completely cool.
  • Once the sautéed onions have completely cool, mix in the remaining ingredients.
  • Add the ingredients from the pan over carrots. Mix until salad is combined. Add fresh cilantro or parsley. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Enjoy for days.

NOTE: In the traditional carrot salad, the seasonings are added directly to the carrots. I find it easier to mix to combine everything with the oil and onion.

Step by step of how to make this Korean carrot salad recipe.

Carrot salad-

Though the salad originated in Korea, it’s a popular recipe in the Russian and Ukrainian cuisine. The carrot salad is a staple for parties, wedding, and a regular on the restaurant menus. Everyone has their personal touch they put on the salad and personal spin but the basis of the salad is the same –  carrots taken to a whole new level.

Korean carrot salad recipe in a bowl with fresh herbs topped as garnish.

Tools used to make this Carrot Salad Recipe: JULIENNE SLICER, SALAD BOWL

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Korean Carrot Salad Recipe

5 from 2 votes
Crispy Korean Carrot Salad Recipe. Great make ahead recipe. 
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6 servings


  • 8 large carrots, julienned
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup oil (olive oil or canola)
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ tsp ground paprika
  • ¼ tsp chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp salt, divided
  • 1 Tbsp distilled-white vinegar
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp ground coriander
  • 1//4 cup fresh herbs (coriander or parsley), finely chopped


  • Peal and Julienne the carrots. In a large bowl, combine carrots and ½ tsp salt. Set aside.
  • Finely chop the onion. In a skillet, heat oil. Once hot, sauté the onions until completely cooked and tender. Remove skillet from heat and mix in minced garlic.
  • Once the onions are cooled, add in the pepper, remaining salt, paprika, chili powder, sugar, vinegar, and coriander.  Mix well.
  • Pour everything over the carrots and toss until completely combined. Refrigerate covered at least 2 hours. 
  • Add fresh herbs and serve.
  • Enjoy, friends.


Add additional salt if desired. 


Calories: 164kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 1gFat: 12gSodium: 445mgPotassium: 299mgFiber: 2gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 13680IUVitamin C: 7.7mgCalcium: 36mgIron: 0.4mg
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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