Une salade de carrottes, if you will. (I won’t.)

This delicious salad is a variant of the French carrot salad that can be found in any convenience store, bakery, or dinner table. My recipe is likely not very authentically French, but it’s really good, and a nice way to use up a lot of carrots, which is a common issue in my household.


  • Carrots. For one serving, you will need about three carrots.
  • Dressing. Store-bought is certainly fine, as Ina Garten says, but here’s what I used in my homemade dressing. Measurements are to taste, and I made a big batch for future salads.
    • 1 cup olive oil
    • 1 cup white wine vinegar
    •  2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
    • Seasonings (I used salt, pepper, adobo seasoning, onion powder, and a little bit of soy sauce.)
  • Parsley, chopped. This is a nice garnish but is optional.


  1. Grate the carrots by hand or in a food processor.
  2. If you’re making homemade dressing, shake all the ingredients together in a bottle, or use a blender to truly ~emulsify~ it. 
  3. Put the grated carrots in a bowl, and top with dressing and parsley. Since carrots are hardy, you can leave this salad in the fridge overnight and the carrots will soak up the flavors nicely. 

Bon appétit!