Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Carrotte râpée Salade (Grated Carrot Salad)

Healthy, Simple, Amazing, and Fun!
Complexity Level:  Easy

When I lived in France, all the grocery stores had prepared healthy salads that I would grab for lunch.  It was there that I became obsessed with Tabouleh, the laughing cow cheese (la vache qui rire), and a carrot salad called "Carrottes râpées" -- pronounced ra-pays.  For a very simple lesson in french, râpé is the adjective to say something is grated... So really this recipe was then Grated Carrots.  I know, sounds quite simple... and it is!

At any rate, Today I was prepping for Thanksgiving, and by prepping I mean literally making my Thanksgiving day easy and all about not having much to do:

Sweet Potatoes, Onions, Celery, Garlic... OH MY!
Well, while prepping, I found a large bag of carrots I had bought in the event I wanted to make carrot cake, carrot bread, or carrot pie.  I have since then changed my carrot needs, and then as it it were meant to be, a flash back of my french days hit me...  and without thinking about what I was doing I quickly whipped up a carrot salad that took this French favorite of mine, and gave it an American twist.

A quick and simple side for any occasion!
Carrotte Râpée Salade (Grated Carrot Salad)
What You Need:
1 1/2 cups Shredded Carrots
1/2 cup Mayonnaise
1/3 Red Onion, minced
3 Green Onions, chopped
1/8 tsp Black Pepper
1/8 tsp Sea Salt
1 tsp Fresh Parsley, minced
1/2 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Super fast and simple!  Simply mix the mayo, salt, and pepper.  In a large bowl toss the carrots, onions and cheese, then fold in the mayo mixture until well combined.

I know this sounds so incredibly simple, but it is a wonderful side to any meal.... or as a snack all on itself!

I hope you enjoy, I certainly did enjoy this snack! ;)



  1. great carrot salad recipe,looks yummy :)

  2. Cette salade est belle. Mon Francais est mal. I'm not sure if I said that correctly.

  3. AHH!! Bon francais ;) Merci mille fois!


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