Casablanca Carrot Salad

  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Prep: 20 minutes
  • Cook: 0 minutes

North African flavors accent this healthy, colorful salad


1cup California golden raisins
6large carrots, peeled and coarsely grated
1/4cup chopped red bell pepper
1/3cup olive oil
1/4cup lemon juice
1tablespoon mustard seed
1tablespoon orange marmalade
1large garlic clove, minced
1/4teaspoon ground cumin
1/4teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4teaspoon curry powder
1/4teaspoon red pepper flakes
2tablespoons snipped mint
2tablespoons snipped parsley
1/4cup chopped pistachio nuts
1/4cup sliced black olives
1/3cup crumbled feta cheese


  1. Place raisins, carrots and bell pepper in a large bowl.
  2. Whisk together oil, lemon juice, mustard seed, marmalade, garlic and spices in a small bowl until  well blended. Pour over carrot mixture and toss well.
  3.  Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour to blend flavors.
  4. Stir in mint, parsley, pistachios and olives just before serving.  Garnish each serving with cheese.

Recipe by Roxanne Chan