How do you feel about carrots in your salad?
Not carrot salad, but carrots as an ingredient in your mixed green salad, alongside tomato, cucumber, radish, pepper… whatever you normally add.
The reason I ask, is I’m not too sure about it. They’re just too hard. You can’t easily pierce them with your fork the way you do the rest of the vegetables. And if you can’t pierce them, it’s because they’re too thick which means that the whole mouthful is just carrot and you’re chewing and chewing but not on salad, on carrot.
I find if the carrots are grated, it works better. Then the little pieces just cling to the lettuce greens or stick to the cucumber slices and you can taste them without tasting only them. But sometimes I don’t want to bother grating carrot.
Thin slices are a nice middle ground, but still… I’m starting to think I don’t really want carrots in my salad.
Am I the only one with this problem?