French people love their “crudités” in the summer. That sounds like something amazing to eat but in reality, the translation in English is something like “raw vegetables.” That isn’t most people’s idea of a great meal. However, if you transform those amazing garden veggies into some delicious “good for you” dishes, they become more exciting! Today I will introduce you to my go to “salade de carrotes râpées”, sounds pretty lovely in French (that is if you can pronounce carrotes and râpées – difficult to say, but not difficult to make and very tasty to eat!
Once the garden starts producing those lovely carrots, it is time to get your peeler and food processor out, or if you want a little exercise, do the shredding by hand. Please don’t buy those already shredded carrots, for the dish to be flavorful, you need fresh from the garden organic ingredients. If you don’t have a garden, the next best place to buy would be your local farmer’s market.