This Moroccan carrot salad is refreshing and light, and it is easy to make with simple ingredients!

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

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.

Why you’ll love it!

  1. Flavorful: This salad is bursting with flavors from the tangy pomegranate vinegar, fragrant mint, and roasted pistachios. The combination of sweet and savory elements creates a delicious and well-balanced taste.
  2. Crunchy Texture: The thinly shaved carrot ribbons provide a satisfying crunch to every bite. The addition of crushed roasted pistachios adds an extra layer of crunch and nuttiness.
  3. Health Benefits: Carrots are packed with essential nutrients like vitamins A, C, and K, as well as fiber. This salad is a great way to incorporate these nutrients into your diet, promoting overall health and well-being.

Moroccan Carrot Salad Recipe Ingredients

  • Colorful Carrots: Carrots are the star ingredient of this salad. They add a vibrant and sweet flavor as well as a crunchy texture. Choose a variety of colors!
  • Pomegranate Vinegar (or Red Wine Vinegar): Pomegranate vinegar or red wine vinegar is used to create a tangy and slightly sweet dressing for the salad. It adds a refreshing acidity to balance the carrots’ natural sweetness.
  • Olive Oil: Extra Virgin Olive oil is a staple in Moroccan cuisine and it serves as the base for the salad dressing. It adds richness and a smooth texture to the salad.
  • Salt and Black Pepper: These common seasonings are used to enhance the overall taste of the salad. They provide a balanced and savory flavor.
  • Fresh Herbs: Fresh mint leaves ( or parsley or cilantro) are added to the salad to give it a burst of freshness and a hint of coolness. Mint complements the sweetness of the carrots and adds a pleasant herbal aroma.
  • Crushed Roasted Pistachios: Roasted pistachios add a delightful crunch and a nutty flavor to the salad. They also contribute to the visual appeal of the dish, providing a contrasting color to the carrots. Substitute with almonds or pecans.
  • Chopped Scallions: Scallions, also known as green onions, add a mild onion flavor and a touch of brightness to the salad. They bring a subtle savory element to balance the sweetness of the carrots.
  • Optional Additions: golden raisins, garlic

Moroccan Carrot Salad Instructions

Step one: It starts with the ribbons! It’s easy to make carrot ribbons using a simple veggie peeler. Or feel free to use a mandolin, or grate carrots using a box grater, or food processor with the grater attachment.

Shave the the carrots and place into a large bowl.

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

Step 2: Toss in the dressing ingredients. If you can’t find pomegranate vinegar, use red wine vinegar and sweeten with a little honey or maple syrup.

Step 3: Add the mint, scallions and pistachios.

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

Step 4: Chill. Once the Moroccan Carrot Salad is tossed in the simple dressing, chill in the fridge until ready to serve. The leftovers will keep up to three days in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

Moroccan Carrot Salad with Pistachios and Mint- a simple delicious spring salad that is full of flavor. Vegan and Gluten Free! 

So pretty and delicious!

Health Benefits of Carrots

Carrots are not only delicious, but they also offer a range of health benefits. Here are some of the key health benefits of carrots and why we use have so many carrot recipes on the blog!

  1. Rich in nutrients: Carrots are packed with essential nutrients such as vitamins A, C, and K, as well as potassium and fiber. These nutrients are important for maintaining overall health and well-being.
  2. Promote eye health: Carrots are well-known for their contribution to eye health. They are an excellent source of beta-carotene, which the body converts into vitamin A. Vitamin A is essential for good vision and may help prevent conditions like night blindness and age-related macular degeneration.
  3. Support immune function: The high levels of antioxidants and vitamin C found in carrots can help boost the immune system. A strong immune system is crucial for fighting off infections and diseases.
  4. Promote heart health: Carrots contain antioxidants and fiber, which are beneficial for heart health. Studies have suggested that regular carrot consumption may help reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering cholesterol levels and improving blood pressure.
  5. Aid in digestion: Due to their high fiber content, carrots can promote healthy digestion. Fiber helps regulate bowel movements, prevents constipation, and supports a healthy gut.
  6. Supports skin health: The antioxidants in carrots can help protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals, keeping it healthy and radiant. Additionally, the vitamin A in carrots plays a role in maintaining the skin’s overall health and reducing the risk of skin conditions.
  7. Promotes weight management: Carrots are low in calories and high in fiber, making them an excellent choice for weight management. The fiber in carrots helps promote feelings of fullness, reducing the likelihood of overeating.

On the homefront: 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. And somehow, being here, paying attention to them for just a few moments at the end of the day, refreshes and restores, clearing my  mind.

This Moroccan Carrot Salad is a such delightful combination of flavors, textures, and health benefits! It’s a versatile dish that can be enjoyed as a side dish, snack, or as part of a larger Moroccan-themed spread.



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Moroccan Carrot Salad with Pistachios and Mint- a simple delicious spring salad that is full of flavor. Vegan and Gluten Free! 

Moroccan Carrot Salad

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Moroccan Carrot Salad with pistachios and mint in a pomegranate vinaigrette dressing- a simple delicious  salad that is full of flavor!


Units Scale
  • 1 lb peeled carrots (multi-colored are very pretty, but orange are fine too.)
  • 3 tablespoons pomegranate vinegar ( or substitute 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Cracked black pepper
  • 1 tsp sugar or honey
  • 1/4 cup chopped pistachios ( or toasted almonds)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint (or parsley or cilantro)
  • 1/4 cup chopped chives or scallions
  • Optional: 1/4 cup golden raisins, sprinkling of toasted Caraway Seeds or Cumin Seeds


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


Salad will keep up to 3 days in the fridge.


  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 158
  • Sugar: 7.1 g
  • Sodium: 369.8 mg
  • Fat: 10.8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 14.6 g
  • Fiber: 4.2 g
  • Protein: 2.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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  1. I love so many of your recipes, but this one has to be one of my favorites! So fresh and bright (love the pomegranate vinegar) and surprisingly easy to make. Definitely a big pay out for minimal work 😍

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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