Easy Russian Carrot Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes
Servings: 10 servings
Author: Alyona's Cooking
This easy Russian carrot salad is so, so good. It's not at all overpowering with spices and takes fairly quick to prepare. There is no need for rubbing or sautéing in this recipe. The ingredients used for this salad are probably already on hand in most households. 


  • 3 1/2 lbs carrots
  • 5 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1/3 cup vinegar
  • 2/3 cup oil
  • 9 cloves garlic
  • 3/4 tsp black ground pepper


  • Peel and wash the carrots.
  • Then julienne the carrots (slightly tilted for longer pieces) into a large bowl.
  • Heat oil in a small saucepan over high heat, until hot (just a few minutes). Do not bring to a boil or a steaming hot temperature.
  • Pour hot oil over carrots and toss together, for oil to fully incorporate into the carrots.
  • Slightly cool and then add the crush garlic, vinegar, sugar and salt. Toss all together and refrigerate at least a few hours before serving.