Submerge the sliced roots and tubers in a large bowl of frigid water for the coldest crunch in shaved vegetable salads.
The ice water salad can be prepared ahead of time. That is to say, you must complete all of the preparation ahead of time before making the salad.
The vegetables are actually sliced and immersed in ice cold water. This keeps them crisp and fresh. Without the ‘crunch,’ this salad would be nothing.
The crunchiness of the vegetables is considered when choosing them. Then they’re submerged in ice water to add to the ‘crunch.’ Sorry if I used the word ‘crunch’ too often, but you get the idea.