Spiralized Purple Carrot Salad with Cilantro

This delicious crisp spiralized purple carrot and cilantro salad is a delicious root vegetable salad that even our kids loved.

Spiralized Purple Carrot and Cilantro Salad in a bowl

Purple Carrots

Have you seen those big beautiful purple carrots?

Many people will ask where to buy these purple carrots because they are so vibrant. Go check your farmer’s markets and grocery stores. Our farmer’s market had several vendors selling these. You can also find them at Whole Foods and Trader Joes! These carrots are heirloom carrots, which means their seeds have been passed down over many generations. Heirloom seeds are open-pollinated, not artificially, making them more natural.

The carrots I found were a deep purple on the outside, then a bright orange yellow on the inside.

I knew these would be fun to spiralize. Here are two other delicious spiralized recipes to try. Daikon Green Apple Salad and this Crab, Sun-dried Tomato, and Zucchini Zoodle Pasta recipe.

My Purple Carrot and Cilantro Salad recipe is so easy to make.

Spiralized Purple Heirloom Carrots in a metal bowl

See those fun colors? I love that some of the bright yellow color is in the salad too! My kids loved this rainbow salad, even my picky child. If you haven’t used a spiralizer yet, this is a great way to make vegetables fun for kids.

Spiralizer making spirals out of a radish

Ooops, I forgot to take a picture of my purple carrots in the spiralizer, however this photo gives you an idea of what it looks like. You get tons of delicious curly cue pieces of vegetable.

Spiralized carrots, cilantro and sunflower seeds in a bowl

Easy to make in one bowl

Add all of the ingredients in one bowl and added the dressing ingredients to the same bowl. Toss so that everything mixed together. I used an elderberry infused balsamic vinegar for my recipe. If you can’t find this in your store, check out Trader Joe’s. They have a delicious pomegranate balsamic vinegar that tastes delicious in this purple carrot salad recipe too.

Spiralized Purple Carrot and Cilantro Salad in a bowl. A fork is holding up some of the carrot spirals

Look at all of those curly purple carrots! I need to spiralize another one and make crispy carrot fries out of it!

Spiralized Purple Carrot and Cilantro Salad in a scallop edged bowl

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Things You Need To Make This Recipe:

  1. This spiralizer is my favorite brand. I have tried hand held versions, and they just fell apart.
  2. A big bowl to mix this together in. The rubber bottom prevents the bowl from sliding around.
Spiralized Purple Carrot and Cilantro Salad
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins

This is a delicious easy kid-friendly purple carrot salad recipe.

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 118 kcal
Author: Sandi Gaertner
  • 3 very large purple carrots or 4 medium sized
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 3 tablespoons elderberry infused balsamic vinegar You can also use another fruit infused vinegar
  • 1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds (unsalted)
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  1. Spiralize the carrots into a bowl. Add all ingredients. Toss to coat.

Nutrition facts per serving (1g)
118kcal | Fat: 8g | Saturated fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated fat: 2g | Monounsaturated fat: 4g | Sodium: 118mg | Potassium: 74mg | Carbohydrates: 9g | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 171% | Vitamin C: 8% | Calcium: 3% | Iron: 10%

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  1. This looks so easy to make and I love the addition of cilantro. Pinning!

  2. Oh, what a fun and delicious salad! I love the color of it, too!

  3. I just love purple carrots, this reminds me that I need to get my sprializer out again!

  4. This is a pretty salad! It sounds super tasty too! I am going to have to try it asap!

  5. What a pretty salad! I don’t use my spiralizer nearly enough. This recipe has inspired me to take it out again!

  6. I’ve always wondered about those carrots! I’ll have to get some next time.

  7. Carrots are the one thing I have not spiralized yet

  8. Angie | Big Bear's Wife says:

    I really need to start making spiralized salads and noodles! They always look so good and I have yet to make any at home.

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