Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Moroccan Carrot Recipe

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Middle Eastern Spice Market in Istanbul ( our last cruise)

Moroccan Carrots is one of my favorite side dishes; It is exotic, gluten-free, and fast and very simple to make. The first time I ever had this delectable dish was in a Moroccan restaurant, and it was love at first bite.

My husband and cousins at the Moroccan Restaurant

 Recently, my daughter-in law Wendy found a recipe that tastes like the real thing.
The recipe starts with fresh whole carrots, Next, you make a marinade from fresh lemon juice, olive oil, cumin, garlic, cilantro and paprika; spices which are all rich in cancer fighting antioxidants. It makes a wonderful side dish or can also be served as an appetizer. I recommend doubling the recipe.

Prep Time: 15-20 minutes

10 whole organic carrots, steamed and sliced into bite size pieces
Juice of one large organic lemon
2 cloves of fresh organic garlic, chopped fine
2-3 teaspoons of ground cumin
1 tsp of paprika
1 tsp sea salt
1/3 cup olive oil
1/4 cup of fresh cilantro, chopped fine * ( If you don't like cilantro, use parsley)

Steam Carrots Until Soft  ( cover with lid while steaming)
Set aside

                                                      Combine Ingredients for Marinade

Slice Carrots While Warm

Pour marinade over warm sliced carrots
Refridgerate and allow flavors to mingle 4-6 hours
before serving. Serve it cold..
                                                 May be served hot or cold ( I like it cold) .

The next time you are having company, why not serve this wonderful recipe along with an eggplant appetiser and Israeli salad?  Have a little wine, some gluten free crackers and you have a party.
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  1. Thanks for sharing! This is really delicious!

  2. Brought up the fixins for this delicious recipe to the Finger Lakes recently. I've enjoyed it previously as a cold dish, but our group enjoyed it as soon as it was prepared. Bright and sweet flavors going on w/this one - it could almost be a dessert - it's that delicious. G

  3. I'm so glad you mentioned this on my blog .. I've been looking for a recipe for morroccan carrots like the one at our fav. indian style restaraunt. I think this one will be perfect.

  4. I make a very similar dish - one of my favourites.

  5. This looks amazing.. YUM.. Great recipe.. I'm stopping in from Blessed with Grace and I would LOVE for you to please share this recipe via my Three Weeks Of Thanks Linky party please.. - TY.. Wishing you an awesome Tuesday.. ~M

  6. wow! this looks delicious. love the flavors of the middle east. I recently decided to try a GF diet so I'm thrilled to have found your blog through Tasty Tuesdays!
    I'm following now!

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  8. This is super yummy too:) I love how you spiced up such a simple food! Btw...I'm a new follower:)
    -Andrea @ Frugally Sustainable

  9. Thank you for your submission on Nourishing Treasures' Make Your Own! Monday link-up.

    Check back later tonight when the new link-up is running to see if you were one of the top 3 featured posts! :)

  10. looks so yummy!!



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