Quick & Easy Recipe for Carrot Tarator / Havuç Tarator

A simple and delicous taste of Turkey with ingredients you probably already have on hand.

This page was updated on Apr 4, 2021 10:13 AM

In typical Turkish fashion, the ingredients for this recipe are not measured. (When preparing for our guests aboard Arkadaslik, the chef uses 6 or 7 large carrots and 6 to 8 cloves of garlic to serve 12 people.) CHEF'S NOTE: This dish can be prepared in advance and stored in the refrigerator.

Ingredients for Carrot Tarator

  • Carrots - washed and grated
  • Garlic - peeled and crushed
  • Turkish yogurt / Greek yogurt - unflavoured
  • Salt, to taste


  1. Grate carrot and lightly sauté in a bit of vegetable oil. As the carrot softens, add half of the crushed garlic to the pan. Mix well and remove from heat.
  2. Mix remaining garlic and yogurt in a bowl. Add salt to taste.
  3. When the carrot mixture is cool, add to the yogurt mixture and stir until well mixed.
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