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Moroccan carrot salad with cumin & cilantro

prima Apr 25, 2011 10:57 AM

Some online recipes use raw carrots, others use cooked carrots.

Which do you prefer in the Moroccan-style carrot salads that you make?

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  1. viperlush RE: prima Apr 25, 2011 11:11 AM

    I cut the carrots into coins and blanch. If I ever decide to try shredding it I would just use it raw.

    1. junglekitte RE: prima Apr 25, 2011 04:05 PM

      I really enjoy both, but I like them sliced and not grated like some recipes say. When I cook the carrots I only blanch them so they still have bite to them and not fully cooked.

      1. goodhealthgourmet RE: prima Apr 25, 2011 04:23 PM

        depends a lot on how i'm planning to serve it. cold/room temp gets raw carrots, hot gets cooked carrots.

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          masha RE: prima Apr 26, 2011 07:32 AM

          Would any of you please share a recipe? I'm not familiar with this salad but it sounds like a nice blend of ingredients and would love to know the basics of how it's made.

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            Vetter RE: masha Apr 26, 2011 08:31 AM

            Here's one - http://smittenkitchen.com/2010/05/car...

            I made it for the first time last week and loved it. It held up well for about a day and a half, dressed. Next time I'm considering throwing in some baked tofu and calling it a meal.

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              junglekitte RE: masha Apr 26, 2011 09:01 AM

              In the spirit of the upcoming cookbook of the month, here is a good version of it (although I skipped the yogurt)


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                prima RE: junglekitte Sep 29, 2012 03:17 PM

                finally getting around to trying this salad! thanks for the link, junglekitte!

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                katecm RE: masha Apr 26, 2011 09:43 AM

                I like to grate them in a food processor and set aside. Then I saute diced shallots, ginger, turmeric, cumin and cayenne. Throw in the carrots and saute for, oh maybe 4 minutes or so, just to get them warm and slightly soft. Stir in some allspice, brown sugar, salt, pepper, crushed pistachios, currants and cilantro.

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                Harters RE: prima Apr 26, 2011 03:30 PM



                1. prima RE: prima Apr 27, 2011 12:35 PM

                  Thanks for all your comments. The recipes in the links provided by Vetter, junglekitte and Harters look better than the simple one I tried. Thanks also for your recipe, katecm- currants and pistachios look like nice additions.

                  Look forward to trying out the different variations.

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                    shallots RE: prima Sep 30, 2012 08:32 PM

                    I have made the Tunisian carrot salad from Mediterranean Hot and Spicy at least four times.

                    It used cooked carrots, chopped after cooking, and then cilantro, crushed caraway seeds, lemon juice and olive oil. Chill and serve with feta cheese.

                    What I like besides the flavours is that this lasts really well under refrigeration. (and it's pretty)

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