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Moroccan carrot salad garnished with chopped cilantro served on a white plate

Moroccan carrot salad

Moroccan carrot salad is a delicious and healthy side dish in which steamed carrots are tossed with olive oil, garlic, a few Middle Eastern spices and herbs.
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Morocco
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Making time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 189kcal


  • 4 cups carrot cubes
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped cilantro if you don't like cilantro, use parsley.
  • 4 cloves of garlic grated
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1.5 teaspoon paprika
  • 1.5 teaspoons sumac optional
  • 1 tbsp cumin powder
  • Salt as per taste


  • In a pan add carrot cubes and around 1.5 cups of water. Cook for around 12-15 minutes. The carrots should be cooked but remain firm. Once done, strain and discard the excess water, if any.
  • Mix olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, cilantro, salt, and all the spices in a bowl.
  • In a large bowl add the warm carrot cubes. Pour the dressing over them and mix well.
  • Serve warm.


Calories: 189kcal