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Carrot Salad with Tahini-Sriracha Dressing

Healthier than the classic mayo-based recipes, this vegan carrot salad features a delicious tahini dressing that gets a bit of kick from sriracha. Gluten-free, oil-free, and just 15 minutes to prep.
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: tahini dressing, vegan carrot salad
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 234kcal
Author: Lori Rasmussen


Dressing ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup tahini Can reduce to 1/3 cup, if desired.
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp tamari
  • 1 Tbsp dijon or spicy mustard
  • 1 Tbsp nutritional yeast 
  • 2 to 3 tsp sriracha hot sauce, optional
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp water, as needed for consistency

For the salad:

  • 1 1/4 pounds carrots (20 oz)
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • handful of cilantro or parsley leaves, roughly chopped, optional Add just before serving.
  • 3 Tbsp sesame seeds or hemp hearts, optional


  • In a small bowl combine the dressing ingredients and whisk until smooth.
  • Wash and peel the carrots. Shred them using the grater attachment of a food processor or with a box grater.
  • In a large bowl combine the shredded carrots, raisins, and dressing. Stir to combine. *See Notes below if making in advance.
    Sprinkle cilantro/parsley and seeds on top, if using. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate.


Carrot Raisin Salad is best eaten fresh. If carrying it to a party, and including cilantro or parsley, either sprinkle the herbs on top (don't fold in), or wait and add them just before serving. Be sure to keep the carrot salad covered until ready to serve.
Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Nutrition Facts
Carrot Salad with Tahini-Sriracha Dressing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 234 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 425mg18%
Potassium 536mg15%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 15528IU311%
Vitamin C 8mg10%
Calcium 137mg14%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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