Marinated Carrot Sticks

marinated carrot sticks

These marinated carrot sticks have been a favorite of mine since childhood. My aunt would make them for every family gathering and my cousin and I would fight over them.

They have become a staple in our house. Instead of chips, I eat these with a sandwich or just as a snack. We also have them on a crudite platter for family gatherings. We’re fancy, right?

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Marinated Carrot Sticks

Marinated Carrot Sticks in a mason jar

How to Make Raw Marinated Carrots

There is no need to blanch the carrots. You don’t have to mix the pickling liquid in a saucepan and bring it to a boil.

These marinated carrots are not quite quick-pickled. But they only take several hours to overnight.

Peel and wash raw carrots, trim the ends off. Cut carrots into sticks.

I cut mine to the height of the jar I’m using.

carrot sticks placed into a mason jar

Place them in the jar.  I just cut as many carrots as will fit in the particular jar I’m using.

carrot sticks and marinade in a mason jar

Add the white vinegar, vegetable oil, garlic powder, seasoned salt, salt, and fresh parsley.

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carrot sticks and marinade in a mason jar

Place the lid on and give them a good shake to mix the seasonings. Refrigerate. I lay mine on its side and rotate occasionally.  The carrots take several hours to 24 hours to marinate.

You can leave the pickled carrots at room temperature but they will not be as crisp and crunchy.

Marinated Carrot Sticks in a mason jar

Crispy, crunchy, tangy carrots! Serve the chilled carrots as side dish or just snack perfection.

I usually can’t keep out of the jar and end up making them over and over.

You can add more carrots to the marinated as you eat them but they will not have as strong of a flavor.  I try this all the time and am always disappointed.

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Pickled Raw Carrots Recipe

marinated carrot sticks
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4.75 from 4 votes

Marinated Carrot Sticks

Crispy, crunchy, tangy carrots! Snack perfection.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: carrots, marinated, pickled, raw, sticks
Servings: 4
Calories: 143kcal
Author: DSTR


  • 8 medium Carrots peeled and cut into thin sticks
  • 3 T White vinegar
  • 3 T Vegetable or Canola Oil
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 3/4 tsp Seasoned Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • Minced fresh or dried parsley sprinkled on top optional


  • Place carrots in a jar with a lid.
  • Mix in all of the above-listed ingredients.
  • Cover tightly, shake well and refrigerate. Turning occasionally.
  • Marinate for several hours to overnight. (overnight is the best option)


Calories: 143kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Sodium: 666mg | Potassium: 390mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 20381IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. Reply

    I like the hot carrots, I just can’t get enough of them at the restaurant, you have inspired me to make some. Thank you. If you ever need inspiration I host blog dares. Thank you. I will tell you how they turn out.5 stars

    1. Reply

      Glad to be of inspiration! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Reply

    I’ve never thought to try marinaded carrots as a snack. Do they go soggy as I’m not sure I’d be keen on soggy, chilled carrots?

    I have a link up called Life Loving Linkie and it would be awesome if you stopped by and linked up at some point? I think your posts would go down really well.

    Sally @ Life Loving

    1. Reply

      No, they don’t become soggy at all. There are nice and crisp! Thank you!

  3. Reply

    Oh this sounds fantastic and something easy I could do too. I am not the best chef although I love to take photos of food I need all the help in the kitchen I can get. lol Thank you for stopping by LTM and linking up to SWM. I hope to see you again tomorrow for another great round of #sharewithme5 stars

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