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Moroccan Carrot Salad in a bowl.
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The BEST Moroccan Carrot Salad

A deliciously easy Moroccan Carrot Salad recipe with grated carrots in a lemon and honey dressing that is sweet, sour, and crunchy!
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Diet: Vegetarian
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Calories: 127kcal

Equipment

  • food processor or box grated
  • Knife
  • mixing bowl
  • whisk

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. carrots peeled and grated
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped preserved lemons cut into ¼ inch dice or the zest of one lemon
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • Dressing:
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp. white wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp. honey
  • ¼ tsp. garam masala or large pinch of cinnamon, cumin and coriander
  • tsp. smoked paprika
  • tsp. white pepper
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil or canola oil

Instructions

  • In a small bowl combine the lemon juice, white wine vinegar, honey, garam masala, paprika, salt and white pepper.
  • Drizzle in the olive or canola oil and whisk until dressing emulsifies.
  • Taste and adjust seasonings. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the carrots,preserved lemon and parsley. Drizzle the dressing over and toss. Taste and adjust seasonings.

Notes

Ingredients

  • Garam Masala  - you can find Garam Masala in most well stocked grocery stores. But if you can't find it or don't have it, you can substitute a large pinch of ground cinnamon , cumin and coriander.
  • Preserved Lemons - The preserved lemons give the salad a nice burst of citrus flavor. You can buy them in a Middle Eastern market but they are very easy to make. If you don't have them, or don't want to make them, substitute the zest of a lemon. 
Making ahead and Storage - this salad tastes best when made a day ahead of time. After making the salad, just pop it into the refrigerator to store. The salad will last 3 - 4 days in the refrigerator. Let the salad come to room temperature before serving for the best flavor. 
 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 127kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 200mg | Potassium: 383mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 19335IU | Vitamin C: 14.5mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 0.6mg