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    Moroccan Salad of Raw Grated Carrots/Citrus Cinnamon Dressing

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    18 mins

    15 mins

    3 mins

    WiGal's Note:

    Recipe comes from Mediterranean Fresh by Joyce Goldstein. Her directions are confusing about the cooking of the carrots. What she exactly writes is "For carrots with a bit more body and texture, you need to cook them briefly, as they are not porous enough to absorb the flavors of a salad dressing. For optimum flavor, dress carrots while they are still warm. You may warm the grated carrots in the dressing or serve as is." I am thinking (big thinker here) maybe 2 minutes? I also think buying those already grated carrots would be mighty handy. Use only 1/4 cup of the dressing, and use the remainder of the dressing for a beet, orange, and greens salad.

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    1. 1
      Grate the carrots on the large holes of a box grater.
    2. 2
      Cook carrots for 2 minutes--optional step.
    3. 3
      Toss with only 1/4 cup of the dressing,.
    4. 4
      Garnish with nuts, raisins, and pine nuts if desired, and serve.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 12, 2010


      I LOVE THIS SALAD!! I really like the light and refreshing citrus taste of this salad. I served it raw, and did add the optional slivered, blanched almonds and currants. The more I ate, the more I wanted!! Thanks for posting WiGal ~ made for ZWT6 ~ NA*ME Region and the Queens of Quisine!

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    • on April 17, 2010


      I too kept this salad raw. Once the carrot is shredded and especially if it has a few hours to sit so the flavors meld, cooking is just not necessary. What I really liked is that I finally have a recipe for a carrot salad that does not contain mayo! Yay! Thank you WiGal for posting! Tasty, tasty!

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    • on August 21, 2009


      I decided it wasn't necessary to steam the carrots which were locally grown organic from the farmers' market. I reduced the olive oil by half. This salad benefits from a few hours of marinating for maximum flavor. Subbed orange zest for lemon and I was happy to see the nuts and raisins weren't stirred into the salad but rather as a garnish-they'd get soggy otherwise. Served the salad on a bed of mixed greens including baby spinach then lightly drizzled some vinaigrette on top of the mixture. Thanks for posting! Reviewed for Ramadan Tag 2009.

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    Nutritional Facts for Moroccan Salad of Raw Grated Carrots/Citrus Cinnamon Dressing

    Serving Size: 1 (151 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 283.8
    Calories from Fat 244
    Total Fat 27.2 g
    Saturated Fat 3.7 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 341.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 11.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.2 g
    Sugars 6.3 g
    Protein 0.8 g

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