This carrot salad recipe is one you are likely to make over and over again. It is so popular in France
that you can almost always find it in the deli case of the grocery store. However, it is much tastier when
you shred and dress the carrots yourself, and for the small amount of work involved, I really can't imagine
why anyone buys this French salad already made.
With Grilled Foods: You might like to serve this carrot salad recipe at your next barbecue. The crunchy, tangy yet sweet carrots go perfectly with grilled meats.
In Sandwiches: You can also use this carrot salad recipe as a sandwich ingredient - try it with humus for a great tasting vegetarian lunch. Some people love grated carrots with peanut butter as well.
French Food: The French like to serve this salad with many things, including savory crepes, omelets, quiches and tarts.
Since this easy salad recipe contains little other than carrots, you will only want to use the freshest sweetest, carrots you can find. Here are a few tips for selecting and storing carrots:
Look for medium sized, smooth skinned, and vibrantly colored carrots. It's good if they still have their green tops on. Larger, thicker carrots tend to have less flavor and be tougher.
Remove the green tops before refrigerating your carrots. The greens can actually dehydrate the rest of the carrot in your refrigerator.
Don't use baby carrots to make this recipe if you can help it, as they are usually not sweet enough.
(Did you know that many times they aren't babies at all, they've just been carved out of larger, older carrots? Yikes!)