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Coarsely grated carrot and oranges with a spicy-sweet dressing. This Moroccan Carrot Salad is a refreshing and delicious dish to accompany any meal.


6 Servings

Total time

15 minutes




  • 4 medium Carrots, coarsely grated
  • 2 oranges
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp agave nectar (or Honey for non-vegans)
  • ¾ tsp ground cumin
  • ⅛ tsp Red Chili powder/ Cayenne Pepper
  • ⅛ tsp ground cinnamon
  • to taste Salt Pepper
  • 3 tbsp Cilantro,
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil


  1. Cut the peel and pith from the oranges. Hold the fruit over a bowl and using a paring knife slice between the membranes to release the segments. Place them in a fine mesh sieve to drain. Reserve the juice.
  2. To make the dressing, whisk lemon juice, agave (or honey), cumin, cayenne, cinnamon and ½tsp salt into the reserved orange juice.
  3. Add the drained oranges and the dressing to the grated carrots. Toss gently to coat. Let the salad sit for about 5 minutes, until the liquid starts to pool in the bottom of the bowl.
  4. Drain the salad in a fine mesh sieve and return to a bowl.
  5. Stir in cilantro and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve and enjoy!!

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