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Quick Creamy Carrot Salad with Mayonnaise and Dill

The best way to make a carrot salad is to add simple, loved ingredients and serve it with a side of soy sauce chicken or baked salmon with tomato. A quick creamy carrot salad is crunchy, sweet, and fresh. Just under 20 minutes fresh carrot salad with mayonnaise and dill- perfect go-to salad.


Simple Carrot Salad

Have you ever read a “nutritional facts” package section and thought, “I have no idea what this means, but it sounds good/bad.” I feel you there! The numbers might fluctuate, but one truth is simple: we all need vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, protein, fats, and healthy nutrition in our bodies daily. So here is a quick creamy carrot salad recipe with mayonnaise that is easy to whip up and nutritious. The sweet, crunchy, and creamy carrot salad will become a staple in your recipes because:

  • You can make it year-round for potlucks, holidays, or an easy weeknight dinner side dish.
  • Kid-friendly
  • Easy side dish recipe
  • Simple ingredients (just four)
  • Health benefits
  • Great way to use up carrots

Key Ingredients

grated carrots in a bowl pinch of salt chopped red onion chopped fresh green dill and mayonnaise in a small bowl.

Carrots: If you use organic carrots, you do not need to peel them; wash and grate them. Do not buy pre-shredded carrots for this recipe. 

Fresh dill: If you can’t find fresh dill, use frozen or substitute it with fresh parsley.

Red onion: Better if you don’t substitute the red onion for another kind.

Along with those ingredients, you will need salt to taste and mayonnaise; pick your favorite mayonnaise brand.

Find the full printable recipe with specific measurements below in the recipe card.

How to Make a Quick Creamy Carrot Salad

Step 1: Prepare the ingredients

Prepare the ingredients by grating or shredding the carrots into a medium bowl. (It’s best to use a julienne peeler if available) along with carrots also, chop the red onion and fresh dill.

Step 2: Add onion and dill

Add onion and dill to the carrots.

clear medium bowl with grated carrots fresh dill red onion and mayonnaise with wooden spoon.

Step 3: Mix and serve

Since this is a mayo-based salad, wait to mix until ready to serve. Gently toss with mayonnaise and add a pinch of salt or more to taste.


Expert Tips

  • Wait to mix the salad until ready to serve.
  • If you don’t have a julienne peeler, use a cheese grater.
  • Use raw carrots.
  • You may add ground black pepper to the salad to taste.
  • To keep the crunchy texture, don’t add more mayonnaise.

Store Leftover Carrot Salad

You can store the shredded carrot salad in an airtight container in the refrigerator to enjoy the next day. Salads mixed with mayonnaise should only be held in the fridge for 1 to 2 days.

Recipe FAQs

What kind of shredder do I use for grated carrot salad?

For the thin julienne grated carrots, use this peeler from Borner.

creamy carrot salad in a white shallow plate with dill and red onion mixed with mayonnaise.

Carrot Salads without Mayonnaise

Suppose you are looking for more carrot salad recipes without mayonnaise. In that case, one of our family favorites is this Classic Russian Carrot Salad with Spices and Garlica grated salad mixed with vinegar, spices, and oil. Another one I make for family dinners is a Crispy Tofu Salad mixed with a creamy tahini dressing.

Other Recipes Using Carrots

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Quick Creamy Carrot Salad with Mayonnaise and Dill

Creamy, crunchy and sweet! This quick salad is very nutritious and contains only 5 ingredients.
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Allergy: Gluten Free, Nut Free, Vegetarian
Total Time: 15 minutes
Calories: 126kcal



  • 2 medium carrots, grated
  • 1 Tbsp dill, chopped
  • ¼ red onion, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp mayonnaise, organic
  • 1 pinch salt


  • Combine all ingredients together.
    2 medium carrots,, 1 Tbsp dill,, 2 Tbsp mayonnaise,, 1 pinch salt, ¼ red onion,
  • Enjoy right away.


  • Wait to mix the salad until ready to serve.
  • If you don’t have a julienne peeler, use a cheese grater.


Calories: 126kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 151mg | Potassium: 220mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 10215IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg
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