Moroccan Carrot Salad With Chermoula

Moroccan carrot salad
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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Total: 40 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
228 Calories
14g Fat
25g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 228
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 386mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Protein 4g
Calcium 119mg 9%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Sliced carrots are boiled then marinated with chermoula, a Moroccan blend of spices, herbs, lemon juice, garlic, and olive oil. Serve warm or cold.

You can dice the carrots if you prefer, but slicing them is the traditional presentation. Also, try Cold Carrot Salad with Vinaigrette.


  • 1 pound (about 1/2 kilogram) fresh carrots (peeled and cut into 1/8-inch slices)
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic (partially crushed)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro (chopped fresh, coriander)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot paprika

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Boil the carrots in salted water until tender, about 15 to 20 minutes.

  3. Drain, and immediately cover the carrots with cold water to stop further cooking.

  4. Drain again.

  5. In a medium pot or skillet, gently saute the garlic cloves in the olive oil for two or three minutes over low heat.

  6. Discard the garlic, and add the carrots, lemon juice, cilantro, and spices. Saute over low heat for another two minutes, and remove from the heat.

  7. Serve the marinated carrots either warm or chilled.

  8. Enjoy!