Carrot Salad | Salade de Carottes Rapées

Carrot Salad | Salade De Carottes Rapées

Details

This vibrant and refreshing carrot salad is a classic in France. Grated carrots are tossed with lemon juice, olive oil, a bit of sugar and seasoning.
  • Serves: 4 to 6
  • Active Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
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Steps

Step 1: Grating the Carrots

• 7 large carrots

Method

Peel and then finely grate or shred the carrots, using a hand grater or machine with a fine attachment. The finer the strands, the more delicious the salad.

Step 2: Making the Vinaigrette

• 6 tbsp lemon juice (approx. 2 lemons)
• 2 tsp sugar, or to taste
• 4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, or to taste
• sea salt, to taste
• freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Method

To make the vinaigrette, combine together all of the ingredients and either whisk to combine, or use a jar with a tight fitting lid and shake to combine.

*Note: If you don’t have fresh lemons, you can use white- or red-wine vinegar instead (or a combination of half lemon juice and half white-wine vinegar).

Lastly, taste the vinaigrette, it should have a nice balance of tartness and sweetness. If either is lacking add a bit of sugar, lemon juice or olive oil.

Step 3: Assembling the Salad

• 1/2 bunch Italian parsley

Method

Roughly chop the parsley and add it to the carrots, along with vinaigrette. Taste again for seasoning, adjusting the seasoning to your liking.

If you want to make this salad ahead of time, do not add the vinaigrette until just before serving. The vinaigrette will draw the moisture from the carrots and they will lose their crunchiness.

6 Comments

  • Faye L
    Faye L
    Super easy, super tasty, I like, kind of reminds me of white cabbage slaw that's serve with grilled lamb/chicken that I had in Vienna - Turkish food. Faye
  • Rodrigo C
    Rodrigo C
    I have this Magimix food processor, made by those guys that make the Robot Coupe, but for the amateur cook. The julienne disc worked fine for the carrots. I also used the processor to mince the parsley. Including peeling the carrots, in less than 10 min. it was ready. And it tasted so fresh. After 2 days eating the salad, I needed to do something else with the leftover. I dried it with paper towel and added to rice 5 minutes before it was cooked. I made the rice with chicken stock. It was delicious with the sweet and acidic carrots added to it.
  • Ted B
    Ted B
    This went really well with the grilled asparagus: http://rouxbe.com/recipes/239 and a grilled new york strip steak. It was super easy and added a ton of color to the plate.
  • Maya D
    Maya D
    In our family we make this recipe for several years. The recipe has been passed on with the addition of black raisins. They look great as a color contrast and balance out the taste neatly against the tartness of the vinaigrette.
  • Dawn T Rouxbe Staff
    Dawn T
    Oh merci beaucoup! I totally forgot that when I used to have this (when I lived in France as a Nanny, many years ago), it often had raisins in it. I can't wait to make it again now. Thanks again. Cheers!
  • Eric H
    Eric H
    Nice easy salad, love it! I found that when I got the perfect sweet/sour balance with the vinaigrette--it came off just a touch sour/bitter after combining with carrots (even though I peeled them prior to grating)--easily fixed by adding just a touch more sugar to the vinaigrette...thanks again!

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