Moroccan Carrot Salad with a Twist

There are a few things I always include in my Shabbath and Holidays’ table and that’s it Moroccan Carrot Salad, a popular refreshing simple dish from the Morrocan cuisine, featuring carrots, a variety of spiced and fresh parsley. 
This time I went for the julienne cut to add some visual interest to this humble salad, and also used some spinach stalks that were sitting in the fridge, to avoid throwing them . Feel free to use sliced carrots if you prefer, and use only parsley for a more simple yet delicious side dish. 

Carrots are root vegetables that belong to the Apiaceae family, widely known for their vibrant color, sweetness and earthy flavor. Carrots are not only a versatile ingredient, but are also packed with nutrients like antioxidants, vitamin C, potassium, and dietary fiber, and known to be an excellent source of beta-carotene, which once converted into vitamin A in the body helps maintain good vision, promotes healthy skin, and supports the immune system

Always wash and scrub carrots thoroughly to remove any dirt or residues before using. If you buy organic, you can always save the skin, chop it up and add to soups, stews or sauté and sprinkle over rice or salads. Although orange carrots are the most common, you can also find it in other colors as well. Try them on for a kick of flavor and color. Now, let’s get cooking Moroccan Carrot Salad.

Moroccan Carrot Salad

Course Dinner, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Middle East, moroccan


  • 2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive oil
  • 1 Garlic clove, Crushed {or 1 tsp. Garlic powder}
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 400 gr Carrots, cut into julienne
  • ½  tsp Ground cumin
  • ¼ cup Fresh pasrley, finely chopped {Can use fresh cilantro instead}
  • Freshly squeezed lemon juice {add to taste}
  • Salt and Pepper {add to taste}


  • Start by preheating your pan on low heat.
  • Add your oil, chopped garlic, cumin and paprika, and cook for a few minutes until the garlic and paprika are fragrant.
  • Add the carrots, about 1 teaspoon of salt, and pepper to taste and let this cook with the lid on for about 5 to 7 minutes or until your carrots are al dente (meaning that they still have a little crunch on the center. Turn off the heat.
  • Add parsley and lemon juice and adjust the salt and pepper if necessary.
  • Mix everything well and let it cool to room temperature before storing in the fridge.


Do you have fresh spinach in the fridge that need some love? Add them also to this recipe to avoid food waste. 
Keyword carrot salad, moroccan salad

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