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Carrot and Raisin Salad---Moroccan Style image

A little different combination of flavors makes this so good. We like it any time, but is especially good in the winter, when other fresh vegetables are not as good or quite expensive!

Provided by NoSpringChicken

Categories     Moroccan

Time 30m

Yield 3 cups

Number Of Ingredients 12

1 lb baby carrots
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup minced fresh parsley leaves
1 cup raisins
1 leaf lettuce (optional)


  • Slice carrots into about three pieces.
  • Cook carrots in boiling water until crisp-tender, about five minutes.
  • Drain, rinse with cold water and drain again.
  • While carrots cool, in medium bowl, combine lemon juice, sugar, paprika, cumin, cinnamon, salt and cayenne pepper.
  • Stir to dissolve sugar and salt.
  • Stir in olive oil, parsley and raisins.
  • Add carrots and toss to combine.
  • Cover and chill for at least one hour to blend flavors, stirring occasionally.
  • Serve on a leaf of lettuce, if desired.

Top Asked Questions

How to make Moroccan carrot salad?
A simple dressing of fresh lemon juice and extra virgin olive oil brings this Moroccan salad together. And to finish, a sprinkle of toasted sesame seeds. This Moroccan carrot salad is all about simplicity and minimal budget-friendly ingredients.
How to make Carrot raisin salad?
The recipe for Carrot Raisin Salad could not get any easier! Make Dressing: In a large bowl, combine mayo with honey, water, lemon juice, and salt. Whisk everything together until well combined. Mix. In the same bowl, add shredded carrots and raisins. Toss well. Cover with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes before serving.
What do you put in a carrot salad?
1 pound carrots, coarsely grated (about 4 cups) 1/4 cup vegetable oil or extra-virgin olive oil. 3 to 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice. 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro or parsley. 2 to 4 cloves garlic, mashed or minced.
What is the recipe for carrot and beets salad?
2 cups of grated carrots (from about 3 carrots) 1 cup of grated fresh beets (from about 1 medium sized peeled beet) 1/2 cup golden raisins. 1/2 teaspoon paprika (sweet, not hot) 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin. 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon. Small pinch of salt.

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