Editors' Picks: 3 Graters We Love (Plus Recipes!)

Instead of making do with so-so lettuce greens this time of year, whip up crisp, flavorful salads with crunch-tastic fennel, celery, cabbage, beets, and more using a grater, mandoline, or food processor. Here's our favorite grating gear (and what to do with it).
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Small heads and limp leaves: that pretty much sums up the fresh lettuce situation this time of year. Instead of making do with so-so greens, grab your grater or food processor to make crisp, flavorful salads using crunch-tastic fennel, celery, cabbage, beets, and more. Below are a few of our favorite tools for grating veggies:

Joseph Joseph Fold Flat Grater ($35) The old-school box grater gets a modern-day makeover with ultra-sharp stainless steel blades and a foldable design for easy storage.

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Oxo Simple Mandoline Slicer ($39.99) Oxo's latest mandoline is streamlined for home cooks and made safer with built-in blades.

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Cuisinart Elite Collection 14-Cup Food Processor ($299) The double-sided disks and chopping blade will ably handle all your grating, shaving, and chopping jobs, and you can add specialty disks (sold separately) for perfect julienne and thick-slice cutting.

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Try This!

Give grating a go with these easy VT recipes:

Napa Cabbage and Rice Noodle Salad

Shaved Fennel and Red Onion Salad with Grapefruit and Blue Cheese

Bitter Greens Salad with Bacon and Mollet Eggs

• Shredded Beet Bowl with Nori Confetti (pictured above)

Got a go-to grater? Tell us about it in the comments!