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Recipe: Carrot salad part of ‘power lunch’ at The National

From the menu… The National, 232 W. Hancock Ave., Athens; 706-549-3450. thenationalrestaurant.com

A friend and I made the trip from Atlanta to Athens and had lunch at The National. The “Power Lunch” was delicious. Possible they’ll share the recipe for the carrot salad included on the plate? A nice update of the old classic. —Betsy Shear, Tucker

This Happy Carrot Salad is one of several elements that find their way into The National’s “Power Lunch.”

Peter Dale, The National’s executive chef and owner, shared the recipe and told us it is one he’s adapted for home cooks from what they make at the restaurant. The original inspiration was found in “Leon: Ingredients & Recipes” by Allegra McEvedy (Conran Octopus Inc., out of print). “I first had this at the veggie-centric chain of eateries, Leon, in the U.K. It has been an on-again-off-again staple of our power lunch at The National for years.”

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