Carrot Salad Recipe
A French Classic

add colour and taste to your salad dishes and starters

This delicious carrot salad recipe is so easy to make at home you will never be tempted to buy it from the supermarket again.

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It can be served as part of your starters or hors d'oeuvres or you can simply include it as part of your salad with all those lovely fresh green salad leaves.

It will add such a beautiful colourful display for your table and give your family and friends a healthy taster. 

Classic Carrot Salad Recipe

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French Classic Carrot Salad
Judith Coates
Prep time
15 Min
Total time
15 Min

French Classic Carrot Salad

This dish not only looks incredible, it tastes incredible and is so wonderfully healthy too. Even the kids will love their veg now!


  • 1 lb (45gm) carrots
  • 3 tbsp green onions finely chopped
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • Vinaigrette Dressing (recipe below)
  • Added Ingredients:
  • Shelled sunflower seeds
  • Chickpeas


  1. Mix the Vinaigrette Aux Fines Herbes dressing (recipe below) first as it needs to stand for 10 minutes before serving.
  2. Peel and grate the carrots into slivers rather than fine shreds with a food processor or a coarse grater or as the French do use a "Moulinex Hachoir".
  3. Season well with salt and pepper.
  4. Mix with the dressing.
Vinaigrette Aux Fines Herbes
  1. 3 tbsps extra-virgin olive oil
  2. · 2 tbsps of vinegar - cider or wine, but not balsamic
  3. · 2 pinches of salt
  4. · black pepper
  5. 3 tablespoons of finely chopped herbs. The herbs must be fresh and consist of fennel, chervil or parsley, tarragon, chives, and 4 leaves of marjoram. Do not use more marjoram as it is rather pungent.
  6. Put the salt into a bowl together with a little black pepper. Stir in the vinegar and continue until the salt has dissolved – this is because salt will not dissolve in oil. Now add the oil, a little at a time, beating continuously until the dressing is cloudy.
  7. Now, mix in herbs.
  8. Allow to stand for about 10 minutes, then shake again just before use.


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If you do not have all the herbs for the vinaigrette aux fines herbs, you can use parsley instead. 

This salad is beautiful when served on a plain white dish which brings out the bright orange colour and along with the other colors of your salad table will be a real show stopper.

This carrot salad recipe not only looks incredible, it tastes incredible and is so wonderfully healthy too.

Even the kids will love their veg now! 

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