Grated Carrots

Grated Carrots

I miss the charcuterie

In Paris, when you want a take-out dinner, the easiest choice is the neighborhood charcuterie, where you can get all kinds of ready-cooked meals, but also appetizers and side dishes. Grated carrots is one of the most common appetizers in all Paris charcuteries - healthy, simple, cheap!

How to make grated carrots:

Get out the food processor. Cut the tops off four carrots and cut them into quarters. Put them in the food processor and grate them. Use a rubber spatula to scrape the grated carrot out into a small bowl, and add two tablespoons of olive oil, the juice of half a lemon, and a pinch of salt. Serve cold (or room temperature).

We eat grated carrots all the time as a winter side dish with dinner, whenever I don't have any other ideas for a side. They're a little sweet so they're especially good with sweetish main dishes like corn pancakes, noodle souffle, or mac and cheese.

Vegetarian or vegan

Grated carrots are completely vegan, no worries! If you want another vegan way to cook carrots, try candied carrots.

Can I keep grated carrots for later?

Well, you can eat it for the next few days, but it begins to look a little tired. It's better fresh.