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How to Make Easy Carrot Flowers

Want to dress up your soups and salads with unexpected and pretty carrot flowers? In this video lesson, I’ll show you 3 ways to make easy carrot flower garnishes. Whether you have special tools or not, you’ll be able to make these simple carrot garnishes.

In the third method that I show in the video, you’ll see how you can make lots of purple carrot flowers in less than 30 seconds. That’s right. It will take you only 30 seconds or less to make them.


In this video lesson, you will see 3 different ways to do vegetable carving to make carrot flower garnishes

  1. The first way, you will see how to make red carrot flowers without any special tools. Use these pretty carrot garnishes in soups.
  2. The second way shows you how to make yellow carrot flowers faster by using a v-cutter tool and a mandolin. These carrot flowers are perfect for brightening up salads.
  3. The third method shows you how to make lots of purple carrot flower garnishes in 21 seconds.
  4. You’ll see how to curl your carrot flowers to that they look more like real flowers.
  5. You see how you can use your carrot garnishes.
  6. You’ll learn how far in advance you can make them and how to best store them.

How to Get Tools and Rainbow Carrots to Make Carrot Flowers

You can get the U-V tools and the Wavy Peeler used in this lesson, in the tools section of our Online Shop. Just click on the highlighted names of each product in these paragraphs to get to the product page. You can also click the links in the video to get to the product pages.

If you like this lesson, you might just love my Vegetable and Fruit Carving 101 Course for Beginners and our other video lessons that we have available in our Shop.

carrot flowers garnishes

Rainbow carrots make pretty carrot flower garnishes for salads and soups

The carrots that I used in this video are rainbow carrots. They are available at farmer’s markets, Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Sprouts and other stores that carry specialty product. Lately, it seems that they are becoming more available in regular grocery stores, too.

wavy peeler

Get your Way Peeler. Click on this photo to get to this item in our shop..

Whatever color carrots you use, and whichever way you choose to make them, have fun making your own easy carrot flower garnishes.

P.S. You can get the mandolin that I used in this video at Here is the link. Kyocera CSN-202-RD Adjustable Mandoline Slicer, Red
And here is the image:

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7 Responses to How to Make Easy Carrot Flowers

  1. Rosie May 2, 2015 at 4:10 pm #

    Hi! Nita,
    It’s amazing to find out small tricks can make a big difference in food servings.
    Thank you for sharing! Cheers, Rosie (“,)

    • Nita Gill May 2, 2015 at 4:20 pm #

      🙂 Yes, I’ve often heard it said that “little hinges open big doors”. Glad you liked the tip.

  2. Elvira June 25, 2015 at 9:28 am #

    Beautiful and very creative! Where can I buy the mandolin? I would like to purchase the corrugated tool set, but what is the difference between the smooth and the corrugated set. I’m just a beginner and like to do it as a hobby…thanks much for your time.

    • Nita Gill July 16, 2015 at 6:33 pm #

      Here is where you can get the mandolin that I used in this video:
      Kyocera CSN-202-RD Adjustable Mandoline Slicer, Red

      The difference between the Corrugated U-Cutters and the Smooth U-V Cutters? The Corrugated U cutters make wavy U-shaped cuts. The Smooth U-V Cutters make smooth cuts in U and V shapes. I hope that helps.

  3. Nubia March 17, 2016 at 1:44 pm #

    Thank you Nita for sharing your Experience and Knowlwge about how to carve. It is so beautiful the way you do, It is so easy. Thanks Again,sincerely Nubia Beraun

  4. Ric Testani March 17, 2016 at 5:06 pm #

    These are so pretty i am going to try them for our salads we serve over a 1000 people per day. I think this will be great for spring. I have your wavey pealer too.

    Thanks you are the best,

    Ric Testani

    • Nita Gill March 17, 2016 at 6:08 pm #

      Wow, that’s a lot of people. I didn’t demonstrate in the video but a food processor could make the work of slicing the carrots much faster. But, I’ll bet you already know that.

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