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Tunisian Carrot Salad
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Simple and delicious salad that combines different spices and flavors with common ingredients.


Serves/Makes:6 or more

  • 1-1/2 lbs (.7 kg). carrots, peeled and cut into 1/4" rounds
  • 5 tbsp (70 ml) olive oil
  • 2-1/4 tsp (10 ml) ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp (1 ml) cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) water
  • 3 tbsp (45 ml) white wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) chopped fresh cilantro
  • Steam or cook carrots in salted boiling water until crisp tender, about eight minutes; drain well.
  • In large heavy skillet, stir oil and seasonings until warm and aromatic, about a minute.
  • Add carrots and then the water and vinegar.
  • Simmer over medium heat until liquid is absorbed, about five minutes, stirring often.
  • Remove from heat and season with salt and pepper.
  • Cool and mix in cilantro.
  • Serve at room temperature.

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