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Moroccan Carrot Salad
5 from 8 votes

Moroccan Carrot Salad

This fresh, delicious Moroccan Carrot Salad is sure to please a crowd (or just your family). Kids really love the sweetness of this carrot dish. 
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Salad
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 4 carrot/s (large) peeled and grated
  • 40 g flaked almonds (½ cup) or sunflower seeds or pepitas (or a mixture)
  • 20 g currants -sultanas or raisins (optional) (2 tbsp)
  • 1 red onion/s (small) halved and sliced or 4 spring onions, white part finely sliced
  • 1 red capsicum/s -thinly sliced
  • ½ bunch/s fresh coriander leaves -or parsley or mint leaves (or a mixture), leaves picked

Dressing

  • 30 ml olive oil -extra virgin (2 tbsp)
  • 1 lime/s -juice (zest optional)
  • 5 g coconut sugar or rapadura (1 tsp)
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper -to taste
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger (optional)
  • Chilli flakes -to taste (optional)

Instructions

  • Lightly toast the nuts and/or seeds under a slow grill (watch carefully so as not to burn). Mix all salad ingredients together in a serving bowl.
  • Add all of the dressing ingredients to a small jar, make sure the lid is on tightly and shake well to combine. Toss the dressing through the salad just prior to serving.

Store

  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

Notes

Low-fructose

Use stevia or rice malt syrup as a sweetener in the dressing (to replace the rapadura or coconut sugar) and omit the dried fruit.

Nut-free

Omit the nuts and just use seeds.

Onion-free

Replace the onion with 5 thinly sliced radish. 

Fructose friendly

Omit the dried fruit and replace the sugar with rice malt syrup. 

Add beetroot

Add a small peeled and grated beetroot to this salad for more nutrition and extra deliciousness.

Fussy kids

Finely chop the coriander, parsley or mint leaves (or omit). A grated apple may help fussy eaters enjoy this salad even more.

Make a meal of it

Add some grilled meat, boiled or poached eggs or tempeh. Feta or goat cheese works well too!
 
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