Spicy Moroccan carrot salad

    1 hour 5 min

    Cayenne pepper adds a little bit of heat to this Moroccan-style carrot salad. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 450g carrots, peeled and sliced into thin rounds
    • 500ml water
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika
    • 1 pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
    • 1 tablespoon wine vinegar
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1 tablespoon freshly chopped coriander

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:30min cooling  ›  Ready in:1hr5min 

    1. Combine carrots, water, garlic, olive oil, paprika, cayenne pepper, salt and black pepper in a shallow pan; bring to the boil over medium-high heat and cook until carrots are tender and water evaporates, about 20 minutes.
    2. Stir vinegar and cumin through the carrot mixture.
    3. Remove pan from the heat; set aside to allow salad to cool to room temperature.

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    I left out the cayenne, changed vinegar to twice the amount with lemon juice. Big problem with method which I changed completely. Spices like cumin and paprika need to be fried in the olive oil to develop full flavour. So I did that and added garlic in at the last and fried 30 seconds. Added oil mix to lemon juice and added cilantro. Put al dente carrots in warm from the pot, draining the water first. Salad needs to marinate a few hours at room temp to develop full flavour. Will add some onion to dressing next time, about 3T minced onion will go in with the garlic to the dressing.  -  02 May 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Wow, I think these were the best tasting carrots that I have ever had! Extremely flavorful and such interesting flavors at that. I thought maybe with the cayenne and paprika that these might be too spicy, but they came out perfect. And while it takes a little while for the carrots to cook, it is so easy because a lot of the time is just waiting, and you can do other things during that time. My whole family loved these carrots so I know I will be making them again sometime soon. Thanks for the recipe, Malak!  -  07 May 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Quite a winner with great balance of flavors and I love a new way to cook a healthy vegetable side dish that even my picky husband who doesn't like carrots but got 2nds of this and said it was a keeper.  -  28 Mar 2013  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)