French-Style Carrot Salad

This version of the classic French grated carrot salad is made with fresh parsley and thyme. It is delicious as a side dish and is great for packing in lunchboxes or picnic baskets.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 15 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6


  • 2 lbs. carrots, peeled and grated
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped flat leaf parsley
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh thyme leaves, chopped
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 large clove garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1⁄4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1⁄2 tsp. ground black pepper


  • In a large bowl, toss shredded carrots with parsley, thyme, and lemon zest.
  • Combine the lemon, mustard, garlic, oil, salt, and pepper in a glass jar with a tight- fitting lid. Shake well to blend. Pour over salad and toss to coat well.