Vegetarian and vegan recipes

Simple French Carrot Salad


Simple French Carrot Salad

Believe it or not, I don't own a food processor. Nor a blender, a microwave or a coffee maker. I've managed to get by without these kitchen gadgets for so long that I wonder if I will ever get them. Of course, I do have the occasional urge to get equipped (i.e., when making a recipe like this one), but it passes quickly. Doesn't it take three times longer to clean a food processor than to use it? I think I'll stick to my box grater, thank you very much.

When I visited Paris, I ate simple carrot salads like this a few times. French cuisine is rather heavy, so it was nice to get a dose of raw vegetables to counteract. This salad is (super) quick, lemony and subtly sweet. I bet you will love it.


Simple French Carrot Salad

  • 4-5 large carrots, grated
  • Juice of 1.5 lemons
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • Minced parsley, to taste

In medium-sized bowl, toss together the grated carrots and the minced parsley.

Simple French Carrot Salad

In a small bowl, whisk the lemon juice, olive oil, maple syrup, salt & pepper.


Pour the dressing over the grated carrots, toss, and serve immediately.

Simple French Carrot Salad

Serves 4 as a side dish.

You might also like: Citrusy Beet & Carrot Salad


Got any suggestions for Craving Greens?


X