Claire Wright from addsomeveg.com shares 3 simple ways to prepare carrots that the whole family will enjoy.
This recipe is barely a recipe it is so easy. A popular starter for French families, this grated carrot salad is an easy affordable snack, starter or side. The next time you hear the “Muuuuuuum, I’m hungry” whinge, have a go at serving this up to fill their bellies with veg.
To make the dressing, add mustard to a lidded jar. Pour in the vinegar and olive oil. Season with a little salt & pepper and screw the lid on tightly, then shake the jar until the dressing is combined. Coarsely grate the carrots and mix with the dressing and a handful of roughly chopped fresh herbs. Serve as is or add a handful of pumpkin seeds.
You can change things up by replacing one of the carrots with grated raw beetroot, celeriac or even apple. Use pesto instead of dressing and skip the herbs for a different flavour. Serve as a starter to the kids to fill them up with veg first.
About the chef
After successfully lowering her young family’s sugar intake, Claire started Add Some Veg, a website to help parents find tasty low sugar high veg food that aims to be simple, quick and affordable. Claire also works for Veg Power as Communications Manager and chief recipe creator.