by Karin Calloway
The flavors of Moroccan cuisine often include the combination of sweet and savory, and a fine example of this complex balance is Moroccan Carrot Salad. Crisp, sweet carrots are thinly sliced and dressed with a sweet orange dressing. This salad is loaded with orange flavor from three ingredients – fresh orange segments, orange juice and orange flower water.
Orange flower water can be purchase in specialty food stores or online, and adds a delicate flavor or perfume to the dish. If you can’t find it in your area, don’t let that cause you to pass by this salad. A tablespoon of orange juice can stand in. The orange flower water and juice are whisked together with powdered sugar to dress the salad before it is drizzled with olive oil. Just before serving, the orange segments and chopped fresh parsley are added.
While I used a crinkle cutter to thinly slice the carrots for the accompanying photograph, you can make quick work of the job by slicing the carrots in your Viking Food Processor.
Makes 6 servings
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When autumn arrives we head inside to entertain. It's the perfect time to try a new cuisine, and the fragrant flavors of Moroccan foods are a fun change of pace.