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Moroccan-Spiced Carrot & Radish Salad

This Moroccan-spiced carrot & radish salad is simple and comforting. Dressed in a ras-el-hanout vinaigrette the peppery roasted radishes serve as the perfect contrast to the tender sweet carrots. It’s great year-round for a weeknight meal or side dish.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Assembly: 5 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 809kcal

Ingredients

Carrot & Radish Salad

  • 1 ½ lbs medium carrots cleaned & halved lengthwise
  • 10 oz Dandy Ready Radishes cut in half
  • 15½ oz no-salt-added chickpeas drained & rinsed
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¾ teaspoon ras-el-hanout
  • ¾ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ¾ teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons roasted pistachios finely chopped
  • ¼ cup cilantro leaves loosely packed
  • ¼ cup mint leaves loosely packed

Moroccan-Spiced Vinaigrette

  • 9 tablespoons olive oil or other neutral oil
  • 3 teaspoons ras-el-hanout
  • 2 garlic cloves finely grated or pressed
  • 1 ½ lemons juiced & zested (3 tablespoons lemon juice, 1 tablespoon lemon zest)
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • ¾ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

Yogurt Sauce

  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt or plain vegan Greek non-dairy yogurt
  • 1 lemon juiced and zested (2 tablespoons lemon juice, 1 tablespoon lemon zest)
  • ½ teaspoon honey
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450°F. Add carrots to a large bowl add 1 tablespoon olive oil and ¼ teaspoon of each, ras-el-hanout, salt, and pepper. Toss to ensure everything is coated. Repeat this step for the radishes and chickpeas. Divide carrots, radishes, and chickpeas among two rimmed baking sheets in an even layer. Arrange the radishes cut-side down.

To make roasted vegetables:

  • Roast vegetables in the oven for 20 minutes or until carrots and radishes are tender and chickpeas are crunchy.

To make Moroccan-Spiced vinaigrette:

  • Meanwhile, add all the vinaigrette ingredients to a small bowl and whisk together.

To make yogurt sauce:

  • In a bowl whisk together yogurt, lemon juice, lemon zest, honey, tablespoons of olive oil, and 1/4 teaspoon salt.

Assemble:

  • In a large bowl toss the roasted vegetables in the vinaigrette. Spread yogurt sauce across platter and arrange the carrot and radishes over the top. Evenly spoon over the chickpeas and sprinkle in cashews, parsley, and cilantro. Drizzle the top of the salad with remaining vinaigrette.
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Notes

To prepare chickpeas: To achieve super crunchy chickpeas it's important to get them as dry as possible before roasting. To do so first gather chickpeas in a towel and gently rub the chickpeas for 15-30 seconds to get as many as possible to pop out of their translucent skins. Scan the chickpeas to remove any skins that you see and transfer the dried chickpeas to a bowl to complete your next step of the recipe.
Vegan-friendly adaptable note: To make this salad vegan just remove the yogurt sauce and for the vinaigrette replace honey with agave syup.

Nutrition

Calories: 809kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 61g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 41g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 1497mg | Potassium: 1115mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 28730IU | Vitamin C: 47mg | Calcium: 246mg | Iron: 4mg

Equipment

Chef's Knife
Bowl Set
Measuring tools
Sheet Pan
Whisk
Platter
Wooden Spoon

*Nutrition information is a rough estimate.

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