Carrot Salad with Caraway Seeds and Dill

Carrot Salad with Caraway Seeds and Dill

If you looking for a tasty carrot salad with a twist, look no further then – you will like this palatable Carrot Salad with Caraway Seeds. It’s savoury and subtly sweet, herbal, and with a hint of citrus and anise.

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Hello everyone! Happy Monday! How are you doing?

And yes, I know what some of you might be thinking – “Another carrot salad?! Stop this, Ben!”

I have really been into easy and healthy salads this winter and spring. Please bear with me while I am on this journey (I will post different type of salads in summer.) Besides, here is another appearance of Daisy, and who can resist of her cuteness (even if it is another carrot salad)?

Carrot Salad with Caraway Seeds and Dill

But joking aside, this Carrot Salad with Caraway Seeds and Dill is quite different from a classic carrot salad. The main difference make the caraway seeds. They have a prominent flavour – nutty, bittersweet, fresh, and somewhat with anise and citrus notes. It pairs well with dill. However, since the flavour of caraway seeds is quite bold and strong, you may want to adjust the amount to your liking.

Those bold flavours of caraway seeds and dill are nicely balanced out with the addition of raisins, honey, and apple cider vinegar. They also add subtle sweetness.

This salad makes a great side dish. But grab some bread (preferably rye such as Pumpernickel), and you will have a perfect light lunch or dinner, too!

More Easy Salad Ideas

Looking for more easy salad recipes? Here we go.

Carrot Cashew Salad

Carrot Raisin Salad

Bean Salad

Carrot Salad with Pumpkin Seeds

Brussels Sprout Slaw

I hope you like this Carrot Salad with Caraway Seeds and Dill, and you will give it a try shortly. If you make it, let me know in this post or send me an Instagram message or share your photos adding the hashtag #havocinthekitchen.


Carrot Salad with Caraway Seeds and Dill
Carrot Salad with Caraway Seeds and Dill
Carrot Salad with Caraway Seeds and Dill

Carrot Salad with Caraway Seeds and Dill

Recipe by Ben | HavocinthekitchenCourse: Salads, Appetizers, Sides


Prep time


Chilling time (recommended)



This Carrot Salad with Caraway Seeds is savoury and subtly sweet, herbal, and with a hint of citrus and anise coming from the caraway seeds.


  • Carrot Salad:
  • 6 cups shredded carrots (5-6 medium carrots)

  • 1/3 cup raisins

  • 1/3 cup chopped dill

  • Dressing:
  • 1 to 1 and 1/2 tsp. caraway seeds (to taste)

  • 2 tbsp. olive oil

  • 1 tbsp. honey

  • 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard

  • 1/2 to 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar

  • salt and pepper, to taste


  • For the dressing, first lightly toast the caraway seeds onto a small pan, 2-3 minutes, until fragrant. Then slightly crush them using mortar and pestle – or simply mince with a knife.
  • In a small bowl, combine the caraway seeds with the the remaining ingredients for the dressing, whisk well. Let the mixture stand for 5 minutes to allow the flavours to meld together.)
  • In a large bowl, combine the carrots, raisins, dill, and dressing. Try and adjust the taste if necessary – you may need a touch of salt or /and black pepper.
  • You can serve this salad immediately, but it will be only better if you cover and refrigerate it for an hour or even longer. (It will be only better the next day.) Enjoy!

22 thoughts on “Carrot Salad with Caraway Seeds and Dill

  1. Aditya Swarup says:

    Your carrot salad with caraway seeds and dill is a refreshing and flavorful dish! I love how the sweetness of the carrots pairs perfectly with the aromatic caraway seeds and the freshness of dill. It’s a unique combination that adds a burst of flavor to any meal. The step-by-step instructions and the inclusion of helpful serving suggestions make it easy to incorporate this vibrant salad into our menus. Thank you for sharing this delightful recipe. I can’t wait to try it!

  2. Raymund says:

    Hey Ben this sounds like a delicious and unique twist on the classic carrot salad. I’m excited to try it out and see how the flavors of caraway seeds, dill, raisins, honey, and apple cider vinegar come together. Plus, your suggestion to pair it with rye bread for a light lunch or dinner is perfect.

  3. Pauline says:

    Your carrot salad looks so attractive in that bowl and all that dill makes my mouth really water. Dill is so expensive here, hopefully when the weather cools down it will be more readily available. Carrots are just the best. Your pussy cat looks adorable Ben.

  4. Michelle says:

    Another wonderful carrot salad, Ben! Absolutely love caraway seeds, and the flavor they impart in coleslaw — love this rendition with the dill too!

  5. David @ Spiced says:

    What a fun salad idea, Ben! We’re all about finding healthy side dishes this time of the year, and this one sounds quite tasty. Did you know that caraway seeds are what gives rye bread it’s flavor? Yup, it’s not the rye flour – it’s the caraway! I’d love to try them in this carrot salad. Yum!
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  6. Marissa says:

    I love recipes that make an ordinary ingredient like carrots into an elegant dish. This carrot salad is a perfect example! Love the dressing components and the spices!

  7. Velva says:

    Loving this carrot salad Ben! I love the caraway seeds, dill and the traditional raisins. Proof, that a few simple fresh ingredients and it can fantastic.


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