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This vegan, gluten, grain and dairy free Moroccan Carrot Salad is a real hit with adults and kids alike.  It is easy to make, sweet, fresh and super nutritious. I think it is perfect with grilled or BBQ’d meat for a mid week meal or a gathering.

 

Why is it healthy?

The carrots provide an antioxidant and beta carotene hit.  Capsicum and lime are a wonderful source of vitamin C and the coriander and parsley are nutritious detoxifiers.  The cinnamon is also wonderful for stabilising blood sugar cravings.  A lot of nutrition from one simple little salad.

 

Serves approx. 4

 

Ingredients

4 large carrots, peeled and grated

1/2 cup flaked almonds, sunflower seeds or pepitas (or a mixture)

2 tbs of currants, sultanas or raisins (optional)

1 small red onion, halved and sliced or 4 spring onions, white part finely sliced

1 red capsicum, thinly sliced

1 cup of coriander, parsley or mint leaves (or a mixture), leaves picked

 

Dressing

2 tbs extra virgin olive oil

Juice of one lime (zest optional)

1 tsp rapadura or coconut sugar

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp ground cumin

Sea salt and pepper to taste

1/4 tsp ginger powder (optional)

Chili flakes to taste (optional)

 

Method

  1. Lightly toast the nuts and/or seeds under a slow grill (watch carefully so as not to burn).  Mix all salad ingredients together in a serving bowl.
  2. Add all of the dressing ingredients to a small jar, make sure the lid is on tightly and shake well to combine.
  3. Toss the dressing through the salad just prior to serving.

 

Variations

Low-fructose
Use stevia or rice malt syrup as a sweetener in the dressing (to replace the rapadura) and omit the dried fruit.

 

Nut-free
Omit the nuts and just use seeds.

 

Add beetroot
Add a small peeled and grated beetroot to this salad for more nutrition and extra deliciousness.

 

Fussy kids
Finely chop the coriander, parsley or mint leaves (or omit).  A grated apple may help fussy eaters enjoy this salad even more.

 

Make a meal of it
Add some grilled meat, boiled or poached eggs or tempeh.   Feta or goat cheese works well too!

 

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