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.
Oxo Simple Mandoline Slicer ($39.99) Oxo's latest mandoline is streamlined for home cooks and made safer with built-in blades.
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.
Give grating a go with these easy VT recipes:
• Shredded Beet Bowl with Nori Confetti (pictured above)
Got a go-to grater? Tell us about it in the comments!