7 Easy Carrot Garnishing Ideas Flowers And More

         I like to use carrot garnish with so many dishes because the carrot is so vibrant and can stay in ice water in the refrigerator for a few hours without any problem. I look at beautiful carrot carving designs on the Internet and amazed so many talented people! However, I am personally not so patient for carving and be honest not talented to make sculptures. So my garnishes simple, if I can do it, you can do it too. Some of the garnishes required tools and when it possible I suggest a handmade alternative garnish tool to make (easy).

On The Page Carrot Garnish Ideas:

  1. How To Make Carrot Flowers From Carrot Slices
  2. Waffles Look Carrot Garnish
  3. How To Cut Carrot In Different Shapes Technique
  4. Halloween Garnish Ideas From Carrot (pumpkin and ghost) VIDEO
  5. How To Make Carrot Feathers For Turkey Tail ( Thanksgiving Garnish Idea)
  6. Spiral Flower From Carrot
  7. Carrot Ribbon Garnish Idea

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1. How To Make Carrot Flowers From Carrot Slices

PhotoHow to make cute garnish flower from carrot

       These flowers are made out of carrot slices. So cute garnish for salads, vegetable platters, and many other dishes. Most important the carrot flowers stay in shape well as decor because have a base. We can use this technique to make flowers from radish too. In the photo, I garnished a Korean salad, called “Morcovcha” in Russia. To make these flowers we need a soak in salted water carrots to make carrot flexible or like I marinaded very thin slices of carrot with salad ingredients. Of course, if your carrot slices are flexible enough to make a flower, skip this step.

Tip. Room temperature carrot less fragile to make garnish than carrot directly from the refrigerator.

On the photo above carrot salad. Read the recipe ⇒ Russian Korean Carrot Salad Morkovcha


  1. Slice carrot into 4 slices. 3 super thin and one little thicker.

Photo How to make garnish flower from carrot 1

2. Make crosscut in the center on the thicker carrot slice. The thicker slice is the base for our flower.

Photo How to make garnish flower from carrot

3. Roll together thin slices as tight as possible.

Photo How to make garnish flower from carrot 3

4. Place roll of carrot slices into crosscut of the base. Our flower is ready!

Photo How to make garnish flower from carrot 4

 Our flower is so cute little touch on the salad!

Photo How to make flower from carrot

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2. Waffles Carrot Garnish

Chayote Squash Salad

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This garnish so cute on marinaded salads, vegetable salads, appetizers and much more. To make this garnish we need a wavy knife or mandoline with the option to make waffles.

Photo Waffles Decor Potato Garnish Ideas for Holiday Table

Carrot waffles so cute in a jar! Great carrot garnish idea for preserved food.


  1. Make first cut, it will be not waffle. Turn 90° and make the cut as close to edge as possible. Our first waffle is ready.

Safety tips.

To prevent sliding carrot on cutting board you can make 2 slices. The first on the bottom of carrot and another slice on the side of the potato for stability on the cutting board. So when you turn carrot it will be laying on the flat side of the carrot.

Another method to prevent carrot sliding on the cutting board. Place a slice of bread under carrot.

Photo Carrot Garnish Waffles

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3. How To Cut Carrot In Different Shapes

Photo Carrot garnish ideas Flowers

           So simple technique how to cut carrot in different shapes. We can make flowers, fish, hearts and much more! My tiny carrot designs I use to decorate soups, salads, and other dishes on my website. We can make these cute carrot designs with cookie cutters or with a paring knife. Just little extra touch with carrot heart with almost no effort and dish ready to serve for Valentines Day or just impress loved ones!

Photo Russian stuffed cabbage Golubzi

Photo Carrot garnish ideas cabbage salad

Garnish flower made with cookie cutters

The flowers on the photo above I made with Lindzer cookie cutters ⇒ Cookie cutters I use to make garnishes


  1. Cut 1 1/5 or 2 inches from carrot, this size easy to handle. Cut shape with a knife or with garnishing tool. Slice carrot into flowers. Great garnish on salads, soups or vegetable platter. Cuts we can make also with a channel knife if you don’t have one just make it! So simple from a can lid. Read more ⇒ How to make handmade garnish tool 

Photo Carrot garnish idea chicken soup

Photo Carrot garnish ideas small flowers

2. Fish same as flowers. Just make tales with attention, so fish not going to lose tails when going to swim in a soup. So much fun for kids!

Photo Ukha Russian Salmon Soup Recipe garnished

I garnished with fish  Ukha Russian Salmon Sour Recipe

*I garnished also Russian dish fish Zalivnoe when I lived in Russia. It is like fish jello with pieces of fish. I decorated also with green dill and lemon, so cute! Unfortunately, I don’t have photos. This dish I don’t make in the USA because it takes a special Russian local type of fish to make it.

Copy Carrot garnish ideas fish design

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4. Halloween Garnish Ideas Out Of Carrot

      I saw this clever idea to make Halloween garnish out of carrot online. Oh, so cute! Of course, too much work for a large platter but we can use this garnished as elements for decoration. I saw in the video, a person uses a metal straw to make eyes and mouth. I don’t have a metal straw, so I come out with the idea to make it myself. Check it out and you might use this DIY garnish tool idea to make other garnishes as well.

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How to Make Metal Straw

           To make eyes and mouth I made handmade custom straw. I made straw from coda can. It works well because sharp enough for a carrot. Of course, we can find and buy something easier, like metal straw. I just share this technique as an option.

   1. Cut square from coda can.

Photo Halloween garnish idea step 1

2. I roll over candy apple stick because too hard make a nice circle without.

Photo Halloween garnish idea step 2

3. Secure with tape. Try to keep the tape from a cutting-edge, so tape not in contact with a carrot when you cut carrot.

*On the photo, I place tape to close to cutting-edge but it is 9 May and I make the Halloween veggie tray for website photos.

Photo Halloween garnish idea step 3

Pumpkin From Carrot for Halloween Veggie Tray

         Photo Carrot garnish idea for Halloween pumpkin

         Peel the carrot and cut a 3-inch piece from the carrot. The larger piece will be too hard to carve. Cut off the bottom of the carrot, so when you cut carrot pumpkins carrot will not roll over.

          I don’t try much to make resembles with real pumpkin, just made 2 triangle cuts and it looks like pumpkin for our veggie tray already.

Photo Halloween garnish idea carrot pumpkin step 1

         Next step is optional, make eyes and mouth. It is up to your creativity and talent. Pumpkins from a carrot garnish is really cute Halloween veggie tray decor!

Photo Halloween garnish idea carrot pumpkin step 2

         To make carrot ghosts is an easy technique and so cute! I make slices, little rounded it on the top and on the bottom make a few cutouts. Eyes I cut out with my handmade straw.

Photo Halloween garnish idea carrot ghost


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5. How to Make Carrot Feathers Garnish


       Carrot garnish idea for Thanksgiving cheese ball. I made the feathers carrot to imitate the turkey tale. So cute and easy garnish for cheese platter or other thanksgiving appetizers. I am going show how I made with handmade garnish tools. Of course, we can use cookie cutters and channel garnish tool but it not always on a hand. Another option use just paring knife.

         The head for my bird I made out of bell pepper. To make the fancy front of the tail, I used pecan and almond slices. So easy and cute garnish for Thanksgiving.

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  1. Make a few slices and on the top.

2. I make a stripes with my handmade channel knife, so my feather looks more realistic.

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6. Spiral Carrot Flower Garnish

Photo NorPro Carrot Curler and Flower from Carrot

       The best carrot garnish tool is a carrot curler. A great tool to make an easy carrot ribbon flower. Carrot flowers can be decor for so many dishes! Just add to a vegetable platter and it will be so beautiful presentation without much effort! Check out my tips on how to choose the right tool because so many are on the market and not every tool is right for carrots. Making the carrot flowers is a great way to add carrots to your kid’s menus. Read more about this tool and see many photos  how to use carrot curler ⇒ How to Use Carrot Curler To Make Flowers

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7. Carrot Ribbon Garnish Ideas

Photo Carrot flower garnish idea Ribbon Border

Ribbon garnish is so easy to make with a vegetable peeler and it is so cute on salad plates!

Photo Carrot garnish ideas Ribbon

On the photos, I garnished ⇒ Russian Cabbage salad

Carrot Garnish Tips

 1. Use a sharp knife when cutting garnish from carrot because a dull knife can slip off and we can easy cut fingers.

 2. Room temperature carrot less fragile to make garnish than carrot directly from the refrigerator.

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