keep it simple stupid

August 27, 2012 § 2 Comments

i’ve been accused of making things too complicated. this includes the food that i like to make. i enjoy the process of cooking and get caught up in the idea that complicated is better. if a recipe is too easy it loses it’s appeal. i’m realizing now the error of my ways.  not everything has to be hard. in fact, i’m working on building an arsenal of quick delicious recipes. i picked up this one from my mother-in-law. this is a simple carrot salad with a basic vinaigrette. i’ve always been put off by carrot salads. one too many raisin-studded mayo saturated potluck salads is to blame. this refreshing salad is a great departure from the potluck version. the sweet crunch of the carrot contrasts nicely with the spicy tartness of the vinaigrette. its perfection in every bite. it’s so easy to make and you already have everything on hand. you’re welcome.

carrot salad

6 carrots

4 tbs olive oil

2 tbs red wine vinegar

2 tsp mustard

salt and pepper

peel and trim carrots. grate them using a box grater or a food processor. put the carrots in a large bowl. combine the remaining ingredients into a small bowl (or a jar).  whisk all together. pour the vinagrette over the grated carrots. mix it up, taste and add salt and pepper if needed.

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