Friday, September 23, 2011

Salade de Carottes Râpée: Grated Carrot Salad

The easiest, most delicious, frugal, and laid back summer salad.

7 large carrots (about, figure about 1 cup of grated carrots per person)
1/2 bunch of flat leaf parsley, chopped (coarse)
Juice of two lemons
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar


Grate the carrots very fine (this is difficult sometimes if your grater only has two choices, ideally you want them smaller than the biggest choice, but larger than the smallest... too fine and the carrots are too floppy and turn to mush, so if you have to choose, go bigger). Add parsley to carrots and toss with your hands.

In a small cup mix together lemon juice, olive oil and sugar until sugar is dissolved. Pour over carrots a little at a time until they are all moistened. You don't want the dressing to pool at the bottom. Toss with your hands in between pourings. The carrots should just glisten with the oil.

Add salt and pepper to taste.

et voila! you have yourself a delicious salad.

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