I had a really hard time getting into making this one.
For some reason, the enthusiasm just wasn't there.
Just had to put that out there.
However, since there weren't any particularly objectionable ingredients involved (I am looking at you shredded coconut), it was worth giving it a shot.
I made it.
And having made it, I had to decide what to write about it.
There were two trains of thought revving up in my head: 1) grating (as in things that grate on your nerves) and 2) if you or I were a salad, what type of salad would people say you (or I) were?
The whole grating thing felt a bit too negative (although, I am sure there is a humorous bent that could be attributed to it), so I decided to go the salad route.
If people were salads, what would they be?
If Runner Girl were a salad, she would be a Strawberry-Poppyseed chicken salad. Light, refreshing, a little fruity - with bursts of sweetness.
If Karate Kid were a salad, she would probably be a Sesame Soba Noodle Salad w/ bok Choy. A bit more complex in flavor - the parts are best savored in combination to get a sense of the dish's balance.
I would throw The Dude into the Pepper Crusted Fillet Mignon Salad category. Strong & dominant flavors prevail, however, the end result is lightened by some unexpected elements.
And for myself. I would place me in the Smoky Corn & Grilled Avocado Romaine Salad camp. Applying heat to one of the elements changes the flavor profile of the whole.
Then we come to carrot salad.
If grated carrot salad were a person, what type of a person would it be? My guess is that this person wouldn't be obvious, not for everyone and an acquired taste. Perhaps inspiring polar reactions.
Of course, now I am going to start cataloguing all the people I know to see if any of them are "grated carrot salad".
That can't be good. Can it?
If you were a salad, what kind of salad would you be?