Moroccan Carrot Salad

This Moroccan Carrot Salad is clean-eating heaven. It combines crunchy carrots with an exotic blend of spices and a simple dressing made from olive oil and tangy lemon juice. Together, these ingredients make one zesty salad!

It’s bold flavor comes from a blend of spices you won’t soon forget. Cumin, paprika, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper accent the natural sweetness of the carrots. Don’t want the heat? You can reduce the cayenne pepper, or omit it altogether. Chopped fresh cilantro adds color and bright flavor to this carrot salad. Not a big fan of cilantro? Swap in parsley.

Moroccan Carrot Salad
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Moroccan Carrot Salad

This easy, healthy Moroccan Carrot Salad recipe features an exotic blend of spices and a light lemon dressing that is clean eating at its finest.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Moroccan
Keyword carrot salad
Prep Time 20 minutes
Marinate 3 hours
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 1 Servings
Calories 338 kcal
Author Openfit

Ingredients

  • 3 medium carrots grated
  • 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro or parsley
  • 1 clove garlic chopped
  • ¼ tsp. ground cumin
  • ½ tsp. ground paprika
  • 1 dash ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. Himalayan salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground cayenne pepper to taste; optional

Instructions

  1. Combine carrots, oil, lemon juice, cilantro, garlic, cumin, paprika, cinnamon, salt, and cayenne (if desired) in a large bowl; mix well.

  2. Let salad marinate, covered, in refrigerator for 2 to 3 hours before serving. 

Recipe Notes

The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Moroccan Carrot Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 338 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29g 45%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 1197mg 50%
Total Carbohydrates 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 9g
Protein 3g 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Photographs by Kirsten Morningstar