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  • 1/2 cup pitted dates, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 pound carrots, peeled and grated
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground sweet paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped mint
  • 1 tablespoon chopped flat-leaf parsley


  • Put dates in a small bowl.
  • Pour lemon and orange juice over dates and leave to soak for 15 minutes.
  • Drain dates, reserving juice mixture.
  • Combine dates with carrots in a mixing bowl.
  • Stir garlic, cinnamon, cumin, coriander, paprika and salt into reserved juice mixture.
  • Gradually drizzle olive oil into juice-spice mixture, whisking constantly.
  • Pour dressing over carrots and dates and stir well to coat.
  • Stir in mint and parsley.
  • Allow to sit an hour at room temperature before serving.


Categories: African  Misc. Salad  Refrigerator  Salad 

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