Turkish Carrot Salad with Yogurt Dressing (Video)

Turkish Carrot Salad with Yogurt Dressing | AZCookbook.com

This post was originally published on April 15, 2008 and is now updated. I have added a recipe video and tweaked the recipe for best results.

Nutritious, vibrant, and delicious. What’s not to love about this Turkish Carrot Salad with Yogurt Dressing? It is, perhaps, one of the most popular salads frequenting a Turkish table. It is also one of the easiest salads you can ever make.


You only need 4 ingredients to put this salad together.  Grated carrots are cooked in olive oil until tender but slightly undercooked, then dressed with nothing more than plain yogurt and garlic. Simple. And super good.

Grated Carrots



Turkish Carrot Salad with Yogurt Dressing
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Nutritious, vibrant, and delicious. What's not to love about this Turkish Carrot Salad with Yogurt Dressing? It is, perhaps, one of the most popular salads frequenting a Turkish table. It is also one of the easiest salads you can ever make.
Recipe type: Salads
Serves: 4 servings
  • 8 medium carrots, peeled
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • About 2 cups plain yogurt
  • 4 gloves garlic or to taste, peeled and passed through a garlic press
  • Salt
  • Chopped fresh dill, for garnish (optional)
  1. Grate the carrots on the coarse side of a box grater.
  2. In a medium non-stick frying pan, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the carrots and cook, stirring frequently, until they are tender, about 10 minutes. Take care not to overcook the carrots; they should not be mushy and should be slightly undercooked. Remove the pan from the heat and transfer the carrots to a large mixing bowl to cool completely.
  3. Meanwhile, combine the yogurt with garlic in a separate mixing bowl.
  4. Once the carrots have cooled completely, add the yogurt and garlic mixture and stir to mix well. Add more yogurt if you have too - the salad should not be dry.
  5. Season with salt to taste.
  6. Chill in the refrigerator before serving.
  7. If you wish, garnish with chopped dill.

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  1. It’s always the simple dishes that I enjoy most and I’ll have mine with the raisins please. :))

  2. That’s the kind of carrot salad I love! Simple, but delicious!



  3. Farida, the salad looks delightful…and so easy to assemble too 🙂

  4. carrot salad.. wow thats very healthy..

  5. I have always wanted to try a carrot salad! This one looks delicious, and I think I’d go with the raisins, too. Gorgeous photos, too!

  6. That looks delicious and the colors are as vibrant as your personality! Well, I have all the ingredients, and it looks like it’d be a cinch to make. Thanks Farida.

  7. That looks and sounds great! I’ll have to try this. It’s a nice departure from the usual ‘green’ salad. 🙂 Thanks for sharing this recipe. 🙂

  8. Yummy! I love those kind of notebooks. I’m already using my mothers, and recently found my grandmother’s in our country house. Can’t wait to start making her recipes.

  9. Nothing like fresh ingredients – this salad may be simple, but it’s wonderful, too!

  10. I love those old recipes, they are always the best. Tried and true recipes. Your daughter will cherish them when she gets older I’m sure of it.

  11. Lovely healthy salad!

  12. That carrot salad looks good! Nice photos. I would never have though to try adding garlic to it, though I like the sound of it!

  13. Those raisins look suspiciously like black olives! 🙂

  14. I love it! Fresh & healthy. I’m going to make some tomorrow.

    xoxox Amy

  15. Great share, looks marvelous!

  16. I came to have a look from Vi’s blog…your blog is lovely – well done!
    I’ll be back!


  17. Pixie, Rosa, Sunita, Anjali, Elle, Marysol, Joy, Marija, Patricia, Chuck, Kevin, Amy:

    Thank you! I am glad you like the recipe. Hope you try it out.

    Divya: Welcome to my blog! Glad you like the recipe.

    Chris: Thank you for stopping by. The raisins are hidden inside the salad:) Those suspiciously looking things are black olives indeed:))

    JJ: Welcome! Hope you try this out.

    Annauk: Thanks for visiting my world and for your nice words! Please be back:)

  18. Farida, you have definitely hit the jackpot there with your MIL’s recipes-note book! I look forward to you sharing some of it with us.

  19. Simple. Fresh. Perfect food!
    Especially is those bright summer days. I like it. 🙂

  20. Thats simple and nutritious…must try!

  21. I love the idea of using yogurt instead of mayonaisse in this salad. It’s obviously more traditional and obviously healthier!

  22. nice and healthy salad faridha .

    Just saw your message on my blog, if u want I will try to give other names to those ingredients which u r not familier, for making egg fritters

  23. Cynthia: I will share the recipes with all my readers as I unfold and try them:)

    Zenchef: Thanks! I am glad you like it.

    Sunshinemom: Welcome to my blog! Let me know how you like the salad if you try it.

  24. Thanks so much for supporting LIveSTRONG Wiht A Taste Of Yellow. The carrot salad sounds so healthy.

  25. Hey farida….
    First time to ur blog…. loved it…
    lovely pics, lovely recipe…. adding u to my blog roll…:)

    hey congrats on ur awards u deserve them…:D

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