April 20, 2012

Super Carrot Salad

Grated carrots (carottes râpées), is a very common starter in France. I have my own version (a meal in itself), which I call the super carrot salad, and here is how you can create your own too:

Dressing (for 2 people): salt and pepper, 1tsp Dijon or wholegrain mustard, juice of ½ lemon, 2tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Mix all the ingredients for the dressing in a large bowl

Carrots: about 2 large carrots per person, grated. You can chose to grate them coarsely (like on the pictures) or more finely (like we would traditionally have them in France)

Onions: a couple of spring onions or ½ red onion, finely chopped

Cheese: choice of soft goat’s cheese, feta, labne, paneer, blue cheese – or any you like, really – crumbled

Nuts & Seeds: choice of walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, etc – chopped

Herbs: choice of chives, mint, parsley, coriander, chervil, etc - chopped

Place all the ingredients in the bowl with the dressing, mix well and serve.

This is as simple as that, so have a go and pick and mix your favourite ingredients!

PS: the flower is optional, but our garden is covered in dandelion and I thought it would add a colourful touch to the salad.

Have a great weekend!

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