Salad Essentials: French Style Carrot Salad

Andy Anderson !


This salad is a staple in many Paris restaurants, which is where I picked it up. I’ve made a few changes to the ingredients, and the amounts; however, it remains faithful to the Paris version of the recipe.

If you are looking for a light side dish for a lazy Summer’s day... Look no further.

FYI: This is a great topping for fish or a thinly sliced turkey sandwich. Yummy

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes

15 Min
No-Cook or Other



  • 1 medium
    lemon, juice and zest
  • 3 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 2 tsp
    smooth brown mustard, i prefer grey poupon
  • 1 tsp
    fresh clover honey
  • 1/2 tsp
    poppy seeds
  • ·
    kosher salt, finely ground, to taste
  • ·
    white pepper, freshly ground, to taste
  • 2 Tbsp
    italian parsley, chopped
  • 3 - 4 large
    carrots, about 1 pound (.45kg)

How to Make Salad Essentials: French Style Carrot Salad


  2. Gather your Ingredients (mise en place).
  3. Grate the carrots, and chop the parsley.
  4. Chef’s Tip: If you want to make quick work of grating the carrots, use your food processor, fitted with the grating attachment.
  5. Add the mustard, lemon juice, zest, poppy seeds, and olive oil into a large non-reactive bowl.
  6. Use a whisk to thoroughly combine the ingredients.
  7. Season the dressing with the salt and white pepper, to taste.
  8. Chef’s Tip: I would start with about a 1/4 teaspoon of each, and then go from there.
  9. Add the grated carrots and parsley.
  10. Toss to combine... I usually use my hands, but that's up to you.
  11. Cover and place in the refrigerator for about an hour or two before serving. This will give the carrots a chance to absorb some of the dressing.
  13. Serve by itself, or as a side to a light lunch or dinner. Enjoy
  14. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

Printable Recipe Card

About Salad Essentials: French Style Carrot Salad

Show 13 Comments & Reviews

Prepare A Great Meal For Dad This Father's Day Recipe

Prepare a Great Meal for Dad This Father's Day

Kitchen Crew

Kick dad off the grill this Father's Day. Take over the tongs and prepare a great meal to show how much you care. While preparing the main dish, let dad...

How To Make The Perfect Hard-boiled Egg Recipe

How to Make the Perfect Hard-Boiled Egg

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

They pack protein into a salad, are a fantastic on-the-go breakfast and a necessity for making deviled eggs. Hard-boiled eggs are fantastic but are a bit intimidating to cooks. Overcook...

9 Seriously Good Macaroni Salad Recipes

9 Seriously Good Macaroni Salad Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Is it even summer without the proper summer salad side dishes? Seriously, just try for a minute to imagine a summer party without Aunt Nancy’s potato salad, your dad’s famous...