Russian-Korean Carrot Salad

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

This spiced carrot salad is called "Korean carrots" throughout Russia and the former Soviet republics - I have no idea if it actually is Korean, though! I got the recipe from a friend who lived in Russia for a few years and came back with a number of mouthwatering recipes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together sugar, salt, ground coriander, black pepper, garlic, chili powder, and white vinegar. Pour the mixture over the carrots and mix well.
  2. Heat oil in a saucepan until hot; pour over carrots and mix thoroughly.
  3. Allow to marinate in the fridge at least overnight.
Most Helpful

I enjoyed this very much. I have been trying foods that are outside of "normal" for me, and this hit the spot. The only thing I did different was to shred about 1/3 of the carrots. Honestly, I was getting bored, and wanted to finish. Otherwise, I did everything as directed, and the next day the results were great. I really liked the pleasant, somewhat spicy after taste. Thanks you for this, and I will be making as many more of your recipes as I can. Made for Spring Pick-A-Chef 2013.

Mike McCartney March 30, 2013