Carrots are the perfect vegetable to star in a salad. Flavor-wise, they can range from savory to sweet. Presentation-wise, they are perfect for every style: long ribbons, pretty julienned batons, shredded, or even cut into simple coins. For this salad, you can julienne the carrots or shred them — your choice (or, you know, do whatever works to get dinner on the table).
About half an hour before assembling the salad, lightly salt the carrots to draw out moisture — this helps keeps your slaw crunchy despite the addition of dressing. Rinse and pat the carrots dry, then toss. The dressing below is Just A Suggestion. Carrots can handle just about anything, and the notes to the recipe include other ideas.
Basic Carrot Slaw
By September 19, 2016Published:
- Yield: 4 Servings
- Prep: 30 mins
This gluten-free salad is perfect any time of year...and it's customizable to suit your every mood.
- 4 large carrots grated, use large holes if possible
- 1/2 teasppon salt
- 1/2 cup dried fruit like raisins (optional)
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar or other light vinegar
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Place the shredded carrots in a colander. Add the salt and mix thoroughly. Set aside for fifteen minutes.
- While the carrots are resting, make the dressing. Whisk the lemon juice, vinegar, mustard, and olive oil together until emulsified.
- Rinse the carrots and pat dry. Add to a large bowl and add the raisins and dressing. Toss thoroughly. Taste, and add salt and pepper as necessary. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.