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Moroccan Carrot Salad

Coarsely grated carrot and oranges with a spicy-sweet dressing. This Moroccan Carrot Salad is a refreshing and delicious dish to accompany any meal.
Author: Pavani
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Prep Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: middle eastern, moroccan
Servings: 6 Servings


  • 4~6 Medium Carrots, coarsely grated
  • 2 Oranges
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Agave Nectar (or Honey for non-vegans)
  • ¾ tsp Ground Cumin
  • tsp Red Chili powder/ Cayenne Pepper
  • tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • To taste Salt Pepper
  • 3 tbsp Cilantro, finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil


  • 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.
  • To make the dressing, whisk lemon juice, agave (or honey), cumin, cayenne, cinnamon and ½tsp salt into the reserved orange juice.
  • 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.
  • Drain the salad in a fine mesh sieve and return to a bowl.
  • Stir in cilantro and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve and enjoy!!
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