German Carrot Salad Recipe

For those of you who love carrots, here is a much wanted German carrot salad recipe. Known as Karottensalat in Germany, it is a great salad recipe to serve at barbecues or to grace any buffet table. It is quick and easy to prepare and tasty too! I can‘t count the amount of times I have made it as it is so popular.

German Karottensalat Recipe

My kids love this carrot recipe from my German mother-in-law. If you want your kids to eat more carrots, perhaps this is the carrot recipe for you.

Involve your children in the preparation and you can bet they will enjoy eating their own creation. In fact, my son, when he was younger, used to love to peel and grate the carrots for me. A job I absolutely hate. He isn‘t so keen now, but perhaps you‘ve got a food processor which will do the job quickly and easily.

It is crunchy and delightfully tasty and is also perfect to serve with a sandwich for lunch. I have given my recipe to many of my friends whose kids just adore it!

To start with shop for the best carrots you can find. I tend to buy mine from the local farm shop. Small sweet carrots usually have a nicer flavour than the big kind. The proportions of my recipe are flexible, depending on how many people you want to cater for. You can also add raisins or apples to the recipe. Whatever takes your fancy really.

You will need:

5-6 large carrots
1-2 lemons

Prepare the carrots by peeling, washing and finely grating them into a large bowl.

Squeeze the juice from the lemons and pour about half of the juice over the carrots. Add a tsp of sugar and salt to taste and a little cream. Mix together and leave for a couple of hours.

Just before serving taste and add more lemon juice, cream and salt to taste.

Enjoy your grated carrot salad with grilled meats or fish.

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Zachary - USA

Tremendous website. I lived in Germany for almost 14 years. Your recipes have me excited about getting back into German cooking. Thanks so much!

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