Overhead view of shaved rainbow carrot salad on a platter on rustic wood table

Shaved Rainbow Carrot Sesame Salad

  • Author: Lexi
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish


This Rainbow Carrot Sesame Salad is full of flavor and the perfect way to use up the bag of carrots sitting in your fridge. It makes a great side dish for just about any protein, and it’s easy to prep ahead of time. 



  • 10 large carrots, shaved thinly on mandoline
  • 2 cloves minced garlic 
  • 1 inch piece of fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar 
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil (toasted or regular)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp low sodium tamari
  • 1 tsp coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  1. Wash and prep carrots (trimming ends), then shave thinly on a mandoline. Be sure to use hand protection!
  2. Heat a small pan to medium, then add sesame seeds and toast for 5-7 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat once they’re golden brown and fragrant.
  3. In a bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients. Toss carrots in dressing until well coated.
  4. Let sit in refrigerator until ready to serve.