A grate idea turns salad into art

A grate idea turns salad into art

Michael Tong.Globe and Mail. Saturday, Mar. 12, 2011 12:00AM EST

Fruits and veggies may not be everyone’s favourite foods, but serving them as a sorbet of sorts can almost guarantee these healthy options will be a hit.

Simply freeze peeled raw beets, carrots, apples or even terrines, then micro-grate them over salad greens or other vegetables as you would cheese.

Look for micro-planes at specialty kitchen-supply stores or use the finest grate option on a conventional grater to create this unique garnish and surprise your guests with light clouds of cool.

Chef Michael Tong is the owner of Sublime Catering in Toronto.

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