This recipe was a happy accident. It came out of me just playing around at mealtime, trying to serve the kids veggies in a way other than roasted, steamed or cut up raw with a dip.

I love using my Mandoline Slicer because it makes cutting up foods like vegetables a breeze. You can set it to slice veggies from thick to paper-thin. And even though my kids love watching me use it in the kitchen, I wasn’t expecting them to take to my little food experiment. After all, to them, salad is still salad. But Kenya loves pickles and other tart foods, so I was hoping that a splash of vinegar would steer him in the direction of loving this dish — and it did. I was really shocked, though, when Chloe (our 17 month old), gobbled up three portions in one sitting! Sometimes just using a cool kitchen tool and adding the right seasoning will transform something your kids normally wouldn’t bat an eye at into something fun and delicious.


Shaved Veggie Salad

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Author: Catherine McCord
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 2 large carrots, peeled
  • 2 Celery Stalks
  • 6 radishes
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 Tsp kosher salt



    Calories: 50kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 350mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g
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    About the Author

    Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


    1. My mother makes something like this but we let it marinate overnight or a couple of days…we use mainly carrots and daikons. Radishes are great too. We normally eat these with lemongrass chicken kabobs.

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