There is something quite delightful about the thin, crunchy carrots and the delicate dressing. This salad will go marvellously with my Easy One-Pan Salmon & New Potatoes Bake and also this Roast Chicken with Wild Garlic Pesto & Shallots and these Mini Pork Meatloaves with Courgette. No oil required. It was delightful! Unfortunately, the sturdy metal model most people use in France, of the Mouli Julienne, are no longer being made. I will be sure to try this out in my kitchen and, of course, sample the real deal when I’m in Paris. It’s funny how they all have their little food quirks. I add a dollop of Dijon mustard to the mix most of the time. I think you should make a carrot ice cream! I opted for lemon juice and a pinch of sugar. Off to look for the Moulinex. Made the salad but it’s Sunday so out of parsley and lemons. Reply, he David… I have no idea where I went wrong during weaning years but there is no point to dwell on it now. I made it last night with dukkah, toasted almond slivers and craisins. A teaspoon is called une cuillère à café (a coffee spoon) and a tablespoon is une cuillère à soupe (a soup spoon.) I did see that Moulinex now makes an “electric” rotary grater, which looks like a spaceship or something. I dunno…but celery root is my fav. The French peel the carrots because it is more beautiful this way (as they would say in English). It was quite noticeable. One of them she would add raisins and dressed it with a mix that started with whipped cream. It is delicious. This may also explain about my aversion to raisins in food. (Making my trip to the store look abysmal, of course…) I wanted to run off to Paris, but instead am reading your blog, David! We here in Maine love fresh celery root quickly fried tempura style. Read More ➝. Peel the carrots and grate them on a fine to medium side of your grater. I believe that David has a good recipe in one of his books. I’m curious which cartoon characters would be on those juice glasses. So check out the photos and read the descriptions carefully before purchasing online. I looked at Susan’s “French Farmhouse Cookbook” and see that her recipe uses tarragon instead of parsley. For … Reply, Thank you for the wonderful belly laughs!!!!! I approve. :) Yes, it is called (and transliterated as) h-a-l-v-a and it’s made of shredded carrot generously soaked in a significant amount of sugar, plus a bunch of other things, one of which – I’m guessing – is cardamon and another probably vanilla. The pictures are so vibrant! Et j’adore la salade de carottes! Delicious for carrot lovers but sweet to the eyeballs. And the glass is most likely a former jar of mustard: you can buy those at French grocery stores — mustard jars with cartoon/comic characters printed on them that you keep and use as juice glasses afterward. Try to find a small fresh one in a farmer’s market. I do know where one is….but it’s already spoken for! Better than sugar or honey. They’re from a hugely popular Belgian comic book about a little boy and his dog (a cartoon was made later, but they’re originally from a bande dessinée). Made this today to go with jerk ribs that i’d frozen and just reheated. Turn everyday carrots into something special by working them into a salad. Talking about shredded carrots, I cringe when I see the pre-made packages of shredded carrots in the store, way too thick and so dull looking. Grated Carrot Salad . THANK YOU, whoever you are, David, for posting this. But don’t you all want to hear more about chocolate? The celery root and carrot salads were part of the first meal I ever had in Paris. Reply, I love your cooking…do continue with the good work….Querino… Reply, thanks for the instagram video of you and Romain making the carrot salad. I probably should have bought a metal one (vintage) before telling others to go out and find one – !! “ben, un crumbeul c’est un crumbeul quoi!”. x, Your email address will not be published. Immediately after reading your post, I opened a tab on eBay and long story short I am the proud owner of a vintage 1950s Mouli shredder. I always got it for dessert. merci. Reply, My mother had a group of different carrot salad recipes she served. Reply. I only recommend products I own or really like and which caught my attention. https://foodwatch.com.au/recipes/item/grated-carrot-salad-french-style.html https://cnz.to/recipes/salads/grated-carrots-and-beets-recipe “Daveed, it is very important to grate the carrots très fines!” says Romain, and his mother, who was standing right behind him in the kitchen when he was making this salad. It’s easy, you only need to have carrots around (everything else is a pantry item), and it adapts well to customization. Thanks for the recipe idea and the answer to my question which you are about to give :), Delicious~I made this as a side for my boyfriend’s birthday dinner last weekend & we loved it! Reply. Reply, This was really a nice salad, David! Our metal grater was about as ‘old school’ as it comes and I inevitably did more than grate the carrot. Reply. Yum….I truly miss those carottes in France….but even more so, I miss the celery root dish. The first one I bought from the supermarket was tough as a log and would have required a chainsaw. This Easy Grated Carrot Salad is a fantastic accompaniament to any meal. For years it has been one of my most treasured kitchen tools, next to a sharp knife. I’m linking my Easy Grated Carrot Salad post with the following pages: Cook Blog Share hosted by Monika at Everyday Healthy Recipes, Cook Once Eat Twice hosted by Corina at Searching for Spice, Brilliant Blog Posts hosted by Vicki at Honest Mum Blog. I also have a grater attachment for my KitchenAid stand mixer that works well. Oh, my gosh—I grew up on a salad like this too! They all look like either a rotary version or like a cheese grater? Add celeriac, celery root, grated in the same manner, with a mayo/lemon/ mustard dressing (I use the Pommery moutarde à l’ancienne de Meaux) Oh yes, thank Romain for me too. Strawberry & Banana Ice Lollies (Popsicles) ». Reply, I am so glad you posted this…I was busy writing it all down during the INSTAGRAM segment. Reply, sigh, this has me dreaming of summer. I forgot to say that I used the shredder blade on my food processor… for the first time! Thank you for bringing your tasty recipe to #CookBlogShare! Oh yeah, and I always feel really healthy eating it. I have the shredder attachment for the KitchenAid which I use (check to make sure if you order one that it’s compatible with your model. Reply, Lu: This is one of those homey French dishes, so I think any additions, like which herb you use, are based on what you have on hand. my challenge… making my partners comfort foods, and this is one of his favorites! Recipe to make this healthy weight loss salad is simple. I like the version with the raisins a lot but unfortunately my kids will only eat raisins on their own, the ones that come in little boxes. Except that my mom’s involved an obscene amount of mayonnaise, which kind of killed it for me. Very Parisian and he would use sugar instead of Dijon? here in germany!) Required fields are marked *. You could add a handful of raisins to this salad as well to make it that slightly bit different. This salad is definitely supposed to be sweet but we are all different when it come to our sweetness threshold so taste, taste, taste!!! Yep, my mother’s Moulinex metal grater for carottes rapees and we have these once a week…as well as celeri remoulade and from time to time I crave “la macedoine de legumes” which I used to loath as a child…funny what being homesick makes us do!! We preferred it with a little more dijon mustard. We used a handheld Mouli grater, and I still have an old metal one that is great for hard cheese. I thought I was the only one who hated that. Your pictures are just lovely and spontaneous looking! Julienne (slice into long thin ... the zucchini squash, carrots and bell peppers. She agreed on the size of the carrots. Reply, I don’t love telling people that a special piece of equipment is needed to make a salad, but in this case, those really do a much better job. at least this is a fun word :) Reply, Magnifique! 2. Let’s just say I will use it a lot more often from here on. I may continue to use my trusty knife for the gratins & dauphinois. Sort of like Indian halva(?) When I bought the grater I listened to some sage advice and also bought a metallic-fabric mesh glove that saves you from being flayed alive. (PS. and yes, even the french have trouble with french, it can easily be seen on the frown faces of the poor children during grammar classes :) (one page for the rule, ten pages for exeptions (and there’s even exceptions to the regular exeptions :D) . Very popular in Israel, and in NY where there are a lot of Israelis. You’ve inspired me once again. Your email address will not be published. I use my trusty Magimix* food processor to do all the hard work grating but simple box grater would do an excellent job too. If I wanted them raw, I’d eat them straight out of the garden. I have the same question that Lu asks above – what did you use to grate the carrots? That looks fantastic. Reply, Somebody might have mentioned already but just in case the Spiralizers sold in the US would be perfect for preparing the carrots. Grated carrot salad has to be one of the easiest dishes in the world to prepare, as well as being pretty kid-friendly and good for you! French grated carrot salad is an easy recipe that is simple, healthy, and economical. And as a recipe writer, I love the fact that French cooks, and recipes in France, often call for vague quantities of things. Simply pop the amount you want in a small bowl and pour over some freshly boiled water (only to cover them). Yes, it was taken with my 60 mm macro. Loved by all including the kids. D’oh! So he calls you “Daveed”, how about the other way around? And thank you, because my kids are NOT the cherry tomato and cucumber-eating types! Romain, my French partner, makes a great version of this salad. We do love it too Balvinder plus good thing about this one is that it’s so refreshing especially when chilled so perfect in this hot weather we’ve been having here in the UK. Needless to say it was a huge success and it is still one of my favorites. Not bad for $25 but would not pay more. Reply. I actually crave it when I go a while without it–it’s the french thing- see I didn’t leave out the “It’s”. Reply, This time in the world, more than ever, is the time to abide by: if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all. Made quick work of potatoes for latkes. I saw a young man’s misnomer so it makes me feel better that I often requested, “carottes Frâpées! He looks like quite a catch! Reply, Tested the Westmark rotary which arrived today. Reply, I am just becoming friends with a certain Romain, and am always very shy about speaking out his name, because I just know that I am not pronouncing it correctly (I don’t speak any French). Cover the bowl with cling film and … Will go into my permanent recipe file. Reply, Chick Fil A used to offer a version of this that included raisins. https://realfood.tesco.com/recipes/indian-spiced-carrot-salad.html NOTE: After I posted this recipe, and over the years, a lot of people have asked me about the Moulinex device the French use to make grated carrot salad. I spent 7 months in Chambéry in the Alps and LIVED off of that stuff – it was so refreshing and delicious. We used to live in the same three-family house — he married, later in life, to one of my father’s older sisters — and as a small child I’d climb up to the top apartment whenever Uncle Eli was cooking. I just hope you made your boyfriend a cake as well, and didn’t just put a candle in a pile of grated carrots! Drinking French Bar Boxes from Slope Cellars and K & L Wine Merchants, The Tunnel Cocktail (from Cravan, Paris) », grater attachment for my KitchenAid stand mixer. 3. Unfortunately they’re not available in the US, or France, anymore. Reply. Reply, I use a Mouli Julienne made by Moulinex. Subscribe and receive David's free guide to the best pastry shops in Paris. hahaha, that’s so true, grated carrots are way better eaten with fingers :) Maybe you are one of the lucky ones and your children will happily snack on cherry tomatoes and cucumber sticks dipped in hummus at any given opportunity but my kids are not like that. I serve this sur des feuilles d’endive . Carrots, being root vegetables, are not only tastier when they are grown in compost-rich soil, but they are more nutrient-rich as well. There’s a Westmark that some like that I linked to that might be worth trying. You’re right: you can even get them at the cheapie buffet restaus and the supermarkets. :) Reply, Kuhn Rikon Julienne Peeler with Blade Protector, Stainless Steel Handle. In the north of France, we also put them in sandwiches, and i love to accomidate them as an entrée them with some kind of sweet dressing: lemon juice, olive oil, some dijon mustard (a small coffee spoon), a dab of honey. Since Full Belly Farm has been providing carrots for several months, we’ve had lots of carrot soup, carrot soup with red pepper puree on top, and carrot salads. Don’t tell Romain but I did add a dollop of Dijon (perfect!). Question: What did R use to grate the carrots? Copyright © 2017- 2020 Jo's Kitchen Larder | All Rights Reserved. My uncle also used to make a similar salad with green beans, tossing them in the dressing while they were still warm, and serving them at room temperature. Super quick and easy to make it is loved by all including kids. That’s what I’d use. Reply, This brings me back to our years in France. I have tried several and carrots end up too thick or dry and large chunks of it stay stuck in the machine…. Summertime must! I don’t know where they’re available in the US, but I’ve used the fine grater attachment for my KitchenAid mixer, which works really well. It’s something that would drive any measure-happy cook insane. You know that famous assiette de crudite was always my favorite as a child, my mom used to always butter our radishes or make endive with beets and shallots. and i love you for not liking ‘al dente’ pasta. Yum! My mother made a grated carrot salad using her Saladmaster. Super simple, super versatile and oh so tasty! And THANK YOU for the al dente and tough, undercooked green beans thing. Westmark, a German brand, makes a plastic rotary grater. Reply. Reply, Guess what I brought here when I moved? Reply, The Bamix accessory “SliceSy” can do a super fine grating (such as you would fine chez le traiteur). We mostly eat raw salads during the week. once,anyhow, I got: I just made this and it was very nice. Taste, and season with additional lemon juice, salt, or other ingredients. Finally, she abandoned French (which I wasn’t getting) and frustrated English asked me to “please rape the carrots.” I’m not sure which embarassed her more: the look of horror on my face or her translation faux pas. Let them stand for 5 minutes or so to plump up. The pickled carrots and daikon in a banh mi are basically the same thing, except julienned instead of grated. Peel the carrots and grate them on a fine to medium side of your grater. Now I’m just getting started and plan to try new combos. It’s made as a slaw with grated … Thanks, David, for all the great and nourishing stuff you’ve been helping us discover <3 Reply, Oh, David! The salad had to be eaten before one could have baguette. Here is where buying organic or from a farmer’s market really makes a difference in taste. After making the salad, the carrots may need another dash of lemon or salt or olive oil. At the girls school in TOULON carrot salad was a regular menu item. Pour the dressing over the carrot mixture and stir until the mixture is evenly coated in dressing. It was back in 1836, at a cafe in Montmartre. Reply, Everything in your recipe is pretty much on the money in my memory of Mémé preparing this when I was a child – except for the lemon juice where she would use red wine vinegar, and about mixing the carrots and the dressing at the last minute… Pépé especially loved his salads ‘cooked’, that is left overnight in the dressing and savoured the next day – lettuce leaf and tomato salads too… and I have to say just the thought of those makes my mouth water. Season with pepper, Salad Supreme and Romano/Parmesan grated cheese. So simple yet so delicious! I made these for dinner tonight, and my box grater gave me short, flatter pieces of carrot. My mum used to make it with way more sugar than I do and proper full fat cream – it tasted lovely back then and nobody thought twice before scoffing it all but this lighter version is really delicious too! I stopped ordering risottos in restaurants due to their propensity to leave the poor rice so hard. Reply, Now that Romain has taught us how to make carottes rapee, don’t you think it’s time to teach Romaine (whooops, sorry) how to make the American classic Caesar salad? I have made céleri rémoulade but cutting the celery root is quite a job. such as parsley, tarragon, chives,or chervil. I was going to make this tonight for some friends and as french as it is, I love to add arugula instead of parsley. Reply, Can tell David is American. “Oui, Oui…c’est très importante!”. Reply, We had this salad at La Cave de L’Os à Moelle while we were in Paris in February and it was such a great way to start off what was one of our best meals the entire trip. Thanks in advance for supporting Jo’s Kitchen Larder! i bookmarked your site and have been lurking for some months. The crunchy grated carrots are dressed with oil from caramelized onions and seasoned with coriander and garlic. In a salad bowl, combine the dijon mustard, lemon juice, honey, vegetable oil, olive oil, salt and … with raisins. i’ve always been convinced carrottes râpées play a part in “bonne mine” and that crazy St Tropez tan only the French can achieve. Don't be afraid to add more sugar or vinegar if you think it needs it to suit your taste. You’ll find it on many café and bistro menus, Charcuteries sell it by the kilo, and even supermarkets sell it packed up in rectangular containers, ready to go, which office workers and others enjoy for a quick lunch. my mom force fed me carrot for more than 12 yrs, in an attempt to improve my eyesight (failed miserably)…and now i hv carrot-phobia…well maybe unless the carrots were unrecognizably drowned in truckloads of bacon ^_^ This does! cheers! The plastic ones they’ve replaced them with aren’t nearly as sturdy and are expensive outside of France. ; ), do we really need to choose ? I miss this–it and celery root salad were always on our table in Paris. Mix well together to coat the carrot … Add the carrots and chopped herbs and toss thoroughly with the dressing. for supper with a bowl of lentil soup or curry. You want … So, are you gonna answer?! I used to always have Moroccan carrot salad at a local cafe (grated carrot, sultanas, almonds and dressing), so I think I’ll love the version parisienne. Reply, I have grated a big carrot by hand and now exhausted , resting now to go back and pick it up where I left Reply. :-) (function($) {window.fnames = new Array(); window.ftypes = new Array();fnames[0]='EMAIL';ftypes[0]='email';fnames[1]='FNAME';ftypes[1]='text';fnames[2]='LNAME';ftypes[2]='text';fnames[3]='ADDRESS';ftypes[3]='address';fnames[4]='PHONE';ftypes[4]='phone';fnames[5]='BIRTHDAY';ftypes[5]='birthday';fnames[7]='MMERGE7';ftypes[7]='text';}(jQuery));var $mcj = jQuery.noConflict(true); Have you tried my Easy Grated Carrot Salad? Daveed: Thanks for making me laugh (and thanks to krysalia for having given me the link to your blog (the WTF post))! Reply, Finally, someone who agrees with me about al dente pasta!!! Salad was delicious. It has become a staple in our household… un grand plaisir. as for your concordance (des temps I suppose), what was the exact problem? : ) Method 1 Rinse the grated beets, combine with carrots and raisins: Place the grated carrots in a medium sized serving bowl. My finely grated carrots were not crunchy however. But that’s another mixed bag or bowl if you will, and depending on how its made might or might not be as good as the carrottes rape …. Num. The trick is to start with the best carrots you can find. I will have to try this version of carrot salad. But being a Frenchman, Romain likes to keep it pure. In a mixing bowl, stir together the olive oil, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, salt, mustard, and honey or … You stirred up my bowl, thanks David! Find our privacy policy with more details here, Roast Chicken with Wild Garlic Pesto & Shallots. Add grated … Feel free to use honey instead of sugar if you prefer however bare in mind that the flavour will be slightly different. Reply, Daveed, I make this all the time! Reply. This works really well on carrots. Toss well to … Reply, This is actually a recipe based on the one made by my partner, who is mentioned in the post, who’s French (born in Paris.) The beans should be even somewhat blackened. Reply, Ah, David– I think this is the recipe that made me a super-fan. Reply, “The most important thing to a good bowl of carottes râpées is the size of les carottes.”, Mais non, Daveed! Reply, One of my favorite café dishes- assiette de crudités. Obviously not someone who has to be efficient when cooking, but ah, bon, each to their own!! Finally got it together using a potato peeler to shred deliciously thin slices “off the bone”, used extra virgin olive oil and lemon, as you do, but as well as the parsley, stuck a tiny amount of chopped chives and a hint of soy sauce rather than salt. I put a little mint would be good in this dish too so... 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