Moroccan Carrot Salad

Add Moroccan flavor to your meal with this carrot and chickpeas salad – a perfect side dish.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 15 min
  • Servings 5

Ingredients

Dressing

1/4
cup orange juice
2
tablespoons olive oil
1
teaspoon orange peel
1
teaspoon ground cumin
1
teaspoon paprika
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/8
to 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
1/8
teaspoon ground cinnamon

Salad

1
bag (10 oz) julienne (matchstick-cut) carrots (5 cups)
1
can (15 oz) chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained, rinsed
1/4
cup golden raisins
3
tablespoons salted roasted whole almonds, coarsely chopped
1/4
cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro or parsley
  • 1 In small bowl, combine all dressing ingredients with whisk until blended; set aside.
  • 2 In large bowl, combine carrots, chick peas and raisins; toss to combine. Add dressing; mix thoroughly. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight, stirring occasionally. Just before serving, sprinkle with almonds and cilantro.

Expert Tips

You can shred carrots using the coarse side of a box grater, the shredding attachment on your food processor or a mandolin. You’ll need 7 to 8 medium carrots to get 5 cups.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
310
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
230mg
230%;
Total Carbohydrate
44g
44%
(Dietary Fiber
10g
10%
  Sugars
12g
12%
),
Protein
10g
10%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
410%;
Vitamin C
20%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.