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Colorful Carrot Slaw


  • 1 pound carrots any color, peeled and cut into matchsticks
  • 1 Tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped Italian parsley or tarragon or herb(s of your choice)
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Buttery crackers small biscuits or hot, crusty baguettes, for serving.


  • Cut carrots into matchstick pieces and transfer to a bowl.
  • Whisk the lemon juice and oil together, pour over carrots, and toss. Add parsley and toss again. Then add salt and pepper to taste.


You can make this light meal in minutes. Just grate the carrots, toss with oil and lemon juice, then put a heaping spoonful on a cracker, biscuit, or crusty, hot bread. Add another drizzle of olive oil, and another pinch of herbs for a mouthwatering treat of contrasting textures and flavors. Who says food can’t be simple, beautiful, healthy, and delicious all at the same time?
NOTES: Seasonal Cook’s Notes: Serves 4 as a side dish, or 2 as a main course. The more different varieties of carrots you use, the more delicious, nutritious, and beautiful this slaw will be. You can eat it as a salad, or serve on crackers, biscuits or bread.