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How to Make Salad in a Stand Mixer

September  9, 2014

Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun. 

Today: Amanda makes carrot salad easier with the KitchenAid Stand Mixer food processor attachment.

According to Amanda, you'll never forget making your first shredded carrot salad -- because shredding it takes forever. The result is a gorgeous ode to fresh produce, but the time it takes to get there can be annoying. Luckily, a food processor makes things a whole lot easier. Food processors are often the secret ingredient that can take your cooking to the next level, allowing you to blend nut butters, grind meat, and even whip up one-ingredient ice cream. But food processors can also slice and dice -- and in doing so, relieve you of a whole lot of knife work (especially when it comes to shredded carrots).

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If you’re cramped for room in the kitchen, a food processor attachment for your stand mixer is the perfect solution. Today, Amanda is making David Lebovitz's Carrot Salad, without any fancy knife work. Watch as she pushes tons of carrots through the food processor attachment and they emerge as perfect shreds of their former selves. Start with this easy recipe, then use the same method to make slaw, carrot cake, and egg rolls in no time. 

David Lebovitz's Carrot Salad

Serves 6 to 8 as a side dish

7 large carrots
Half a bunch of flat leaf parsley, coarsely chopped
2 lemons, juiced
2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 to 2 teaspoon sugar
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 avocado, cubed

See the full recipe (and save and print it) here.

Video by Kyle Orosz


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1 Comment

Denise September 10, 2014
The video would be more helpful if you showed what it's like to disassemble and clean the food processor attachment.