Tunisian Carrot Salad

A simple side dish or a mid-afternoon snack, this Tunisian carrot salad is fast to throw together. A little bit sweet from the carrots and a little bit spicy from the cayenne pepper, this salad is zesty and delicious. 

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Cook Time: 15 minutes

Serves: 4


  • 1 1/2 lb carrots, peeled and sliced into 1/4-inch round slices
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Organic Cumin Ground
  • 1 teaspoon Organic Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/2 cup water or vegetable stock
  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • salt to taste
  • 1/3 cup cilantro, chopped


  1. In a medium saucepan boil salted water and add carrots, let simmer until crisp-tender, about 6-8 minutes.
  2. Drain carrots and set aside. 
  3. In a large saucepan sauté (while stirring constantly) cumin and cayenne over medium heat until aromatic, about 30 seconds. Add carrots to the saucepan with 1/2 cup water and vinegar.
  4. Simmer over medium heat until liquid is absorbed, stirring often, about 5 minutes.
  5. Season with salt to taste, add in cilantro.

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