Russian Carrot Salad (Korean-Style)

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Russians call it 'Korean Carrot Salad,' but it is so absolutely ubiquitous in Russia that if they didn't originally own it, they certainly do now. Coriander provides primary flavor; cayenne provides the heat. To get it right, you MUST use a mandoline to julienne the carrots into long, thin strands like spaghetti. To save time, buy them already julienned at the grocery store. This dish is best after it has marinated for 24 hours, but is fine after only 4 or 5 hours.

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 40 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound carrots, peeled and julienned (preferably with a mandoline)

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • ¼ cup vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • 2 ½ teaspoons salt

  • cup vegetable oil

  • ½ onion, minced

  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander

  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

Directions

  1. Place carrots in a large bowl. Sprinkle garlic over carrots.

  2. Mix vinegar, sugar, and salt together in a small bowl.

  3. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir onion in hot oil until soft and translucent, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir coriander and cayenne pepper into the onion; add to carrot mixture and toss. Pour vinegar dressing over carrot mixture; toss to coat.

  4. Transfer carrot salad to a dish with a tight-fitting lid, cover, and refrigerate 4 to 24 hours, tossing salad several times while it marinates.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

119 Calories
9g Fat
9g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 119
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Sodium 767mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 5mg 24%
Calcium 27mg 2%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 209mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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