Carottes Râpées (Grated Carrots)

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One of the most common appetizers at lunch, a side of grated carrots often appears as one of the famous French crudités. Serve as a raw appetizer, or add a poached egg and make it a light lunch.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 5 minutesTotal: 3 hours 5 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 8 carrots, peeled
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh cilantro or parsley

Directions

  • Grate the carrots with a box grater (using the largest holes) or a mandoline slicer. It should make flecks of carrots about 2” long. Place the grated carrots in a large salad bowl.
  • Sprinkle the freshly squeezed lemon juice on the grated carrots. Toss well.
  • Add a teaspoon of salt and a teaspoon of pepper. Toss well, cover with plastic wrap, and leave in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours. You can eat the salad right away, adding the oil and tossing, but it is tastier when you let the carrots marinate in the lemon.
  • Five minutes before serving, add the 2 tablespoons of olive oil and toss well. Add the parsley or cilantro, and toss again.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 8 carrots, peeled
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh cilantro or parsley

Directions

  • Grate the carrots with a box grater (using the largest holes) or a mandoline slicer. It should make flecks of carrots about 2” long. Place the grated carrots in a large salad bowl.
  • Sprinkle the freshly squeezed lemon juice on the grated carrots. Toss well.
  • Add a teaspoon of salt and a teaspoon of pepper. Toss well, cover with plastic wrap, and leave in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours. You can eat the salad right away, adding the oil and tossing, but it is tastier when you let the carrots marinate in the lemon.
  • Five minutes before serving, add the 2 tablespoons of olive oil and toss well. Add the parsley or cilantro, and toss again.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories110
Total Fat7g
Saturated Fat1g
Cholesterol0mg
Sodium670mg
Total Carbohydrate13g
Dietary Fiber4g
Sugars6g
Protein1g