Moroccan Carrot Salad with Pistachios and Mint- a simple delicious spring salad that is full of flavor. Vegan and Gluten Free! 
Moroccan Carrot Salad with Pistachios and Mint- a simple delicious spring salad that is full of flavor! #carrot #carrotsalad #moroccan
The secret of fortune is joy in our hands.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I got lost in the colors of these carrots today. It’s so amazing how roots, grown in dark brown earth, can have such vibrant colors.  One of the joys of being in the kitchen is experiencing the incredible beauty and essence of nature. Of grown things. And somehow, being here, paying attention  to them for just a few moments at the end of the day, refreshes and restores, clearing the mind.

Moroccan Carrot Salad with Pistachios and Mint- a simple delicious spring salad that is full of flavor! #carrot #carrotsalad #moroccan

This simple Moroccan Carrot Salad is a joy to make. Shave colorful carrots into paper thin ribbons, using a vegetable peeler.  Let this be the one time today, that you don’t rush. Think of each carrot as a precious little life. Honor them. Dress them with fragrant, floral pomegranate vinegar, a little olive oil, salt and pepper.  Toss in fresh mint, crushed roasted pistachios and chopped scallions and chill until ready to serve. The vinaigrette tenderizes the carrots gently, while still leaving them a little crunchy.  Vegan, raw, and gluten free – this salad is not only tasty, it’s healthy and refreshing.

It’s easy to make carrot ribbons using a simple veggie peeler. Or feel free to use a mandolin.

Moroccan Carrot Salad with Pistachios and Mint- a simple delicious spring salad that is full of flavor! #carrot #carrotsalad #moroccan
If you can find pomegranate vinegar, use it. If not use red wine vinegar. This was at Trader Joe’s.
Fresh mint gives this delicious flavor. So very Moroccan!
Moroccan Carrot Salad with Pistachios and Mint- a simple delicious spring salad that is full of flavor! #carrot #carrotsalad #moroccan
Once the Moroccan Carrot Salad is tossed int eh simple dressing, chill until ready to serve.
Moroccan Carrot Salad with Pistachios and Mint- a simple delicious spring salad that is full of flavor! #carrot #carrotsalad #moroccan

So pretty and delicious!

xo

 

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Moroccan Carrot Salad with Pistachio and Pomegranate Vinaigrette


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Moroccan Carrot Salad with Pistachios and Mint- a simple delicious spring salad that is full of flavor! #carrot #carrotsalad #moroccan


Ingredients

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  • 1 lb peeled carrots ( multi-colored are very pretty, but orange are fine too.)
  • 3 T pomegranate vinegar ( or substitute 2 T red wine vinegar)
  • 2 T olive oil
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Cracked pepper
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ¼ C chopped roasted pistachios
  • ¼ C chopped fresh mint
  • 1/4 C chopped chives or scallions
  • Sprinkling of toasted Caraway Seeds or Cumin Seeds( optional, but delicious!)

Instructions

  1. Peel the carrots. Using a vegetable peeler, shave each carrot into long paper thin strips. Place carrot shavings into a medium bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients and toss well to coat. Chill until ready to serve.

Keywords: moroccan carrot salad, moroccan salad, carrot salad

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Chef and author of the whole-foods recipe blog, Feasting at Home, Sylvia Fountaine is a former restaurant owner and caterer turned full-time food blogger. She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest and shares seasonal, healthy recipes along with tips and tricks from her home kitchen.

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  1. After making this carrot salad for nearly every potluck, family gathering, holiday meal for the past 6 years I realized I really needed to leave a comment of gratitude. For using such a humble vegetable as it’s main ingredient, this salad wows everytime I serve it. It is equally brilliant for cutting through the richness of a Thankgiving feast as it is welcome alongside a light, grilled seafood meal in the summer. It makes vegans happy and my carnivores are typically surprised by how much they love it, too. It’s easy to prep beforehand, travels well and I love snacking on the salad in the days after – I’ve even piled it up with turkey for a crazy good ‘leftovers sandwich’. I have shared the recipe with so.many.people. Thank you for what has become a tradition in my family!

  2. Cette salade est superbe
    Comment faire du vinaigre de grenade,car je n’en trouverai pas ;
    Merci pour la réponse Chris 06

    1. This salad is superb. How to make pomegranate vinegar, because I will not find any?
      thank you for the answer.

      Chris- you can use redwine vinegar as a substitute!

      1. I have found raspberry vinegar which works as well as pomegranate vinegar. You also can mix pomegranate juice and red wine vinegar.

    1. I have been really appreciating all of your comments… thank you Mary Frances! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

  3. This. This will totally be my weekend refrigerator salad- the one I absolutely dive into all.weekend.long. But edamame instead of pistachios. It looks amazing.