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Moroccan Raw Carrot Salad – Sweet. Crunchy. Spicy. Yum.

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Moroccan Raw Carrot Salad
Moroccan Raw Carrot Salad
I love carrots from the farmer's market, they have an earthier flavor than the traditional store bought ones, in my opinion. I recently bought 20 pounds of organic carrots from my local farm delivery service, so I decided to get creative and make an exotic fresh Moroccan raw carrot salad. I love the subtle hint of cumin in this recipe and I especially love that this Moroccan raw carrot salad is one of the few raw recipes that actually tastes better after being left in the refrigerator a few days (because the carrots become more tender as they absorb the dressing). Just put the salad in a sealed container in the fridge, and you have an easy veggie side dish or small starter salad for up to three days.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 3 cups (serves 1 or 2)

Nutrition Information:
  • 193 calories
  • 9 grams of fat
  • 14 grams of sugar
  • 305 milligrams of sodium
Ingredients:
  • 3 Thick Carrots
  • 2 Tablespoons Chopped Cilantro
  • 1 Tablespoon Chopped Green Onion (green part only)
  • 3 Tablespoons Orange Juice
  • 2 Teaspoons Lemon Juice
  • 2 Teaspoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Sea Salt
  • Dash Cinnamon
  • Dash Cayenne Pepper
  • Dash Freshly Ground Black Pepper
Instructions:
Spiralize the carrots with a spiral slicer and place in a medium sized bowl. Mix in the chopped cilantro and green onion. In a separate bowl whisk the orange juice, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and spices until well combined. Pour the dressing over the carrots and toss well . You can serve immediately or you can let the flavors marinate in the refrigerator for a few hours.

 

Raw Morrocan Carrot Salad

*For an extra beautiful presentation I used the Paderno World Cuisine Spiral Slicer and spiralized the carrots, but if you don’t have a spiral slicer you can use a grater or mandoline. If you choose to use the spiral slicer, make sure to buy extra thick carrots and cut the thin ends off for best results.

I made a  beautiful Mediterranean appetizer plate for my family this year that included the Moroccan raw carrot salad, a raw cauliflower dish (I’ll share with you that recipe later), olives, olive tapenade, and a sundried tomato garlic spread that I bought at the farmer’s market (but I could have easily made a  raw hummus also). Below is a picture of the spread:

vegan mediterranean spread

Hope it gives you some healthy ideas for your next gathering or New Year’s party!

♥,
C

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2 comments

1 Sharifah { 01.09.13 at 5:06 am }

Carrot slaw is one of my favorites! And it’s always a hit at our local raw meet ups.

2 Cecilia { 01.09.13 at 10:48 am }

Thanks for sharing Sharifah. You’ll have share with us your favorite carrot slaw recipes in the future. Hugs ~ Cecilia

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