15 November 2007

Carrot Salad Again

I decided to try to make the carrot salad that I loved in Kyrgyzstan. This time I was a bit smarter and searched for Korean carrot salad and came up with several Russian versions. I bought the matchstick carrots so I didn't have to cut up the carrots myself. And get bored and end up grating them which really doesn't work.

So I used the ideas I found online and came up with something that tastes just right. All amounts can be adjusted as you please.

1/2 lb matchstick carrots
1/8-1/2 tsp cayenne
1/2 tsp salt
1-3 T vinegar
2-4 cloves garlic, minced
1-2 green onions, chopped
1/2-1 tsp ground coriander

Mix it all up and adjust the seasonings as desired. Let it sit it in the fridge for at least a few hours; overnight is better. Take it out of the fridge for about 30 minutes before serving.


  1. veritasliberatDecember 10, 2007

    When you say "hot oil," do you mean oil flavored with spices, or oil at a high temperature? I used to buy this salad all the time in Moscow and I would really like to make it.

  2. Hot as in temperature. It probably doesn't really matter, but the hot oil worked for me.