๐ŸŒฟ Roasted Moroccan Carrot and Quinoa Salad ๐ŸŒฟ

in #adsactly โ€ข 4 years ago

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Happy weekend, Steemians! Here in South Africa we are almost in full summer. This means loads of outdoor braais (barbeques), beach visits and never ending summer days.


In South Africa, we braai A LOT. Having a birthday party? Let's braai. It's your kid's birthday? Let's braai! It's Saturday? Let's BRAAI!

Having all of these outdoor meals calls for a great salad. In South Africa the most traditional braai sides are coleslaw (boriiing!!!) and potato salad. I like to change things up and make something amazing! My friends call me The Salad Queen ๐Ÿ’


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My latest creation is this nutty Roasted Moroccan Carrot and Quinoa Salad. I'm kinda proud of it. It's vegan, tasty, crunchy and full of flavour.

Here's how to make it:

INGREDIENTS:

  • Six to eight medium sized carrots, cut into matchsticks.
  • 1 x 400g can of chickpeas
  • 1 cup of cooked red quinoa, packed
  • small handful of mint leaves, torn
  • small handful of basil leaves, torn
  • large handful of coriander, chopped fine
  • sprinkling of sliced almonds
  • cumin
  • powdered ginger
  • smoked paprika (you can find this in the Spanish/Mexican food aisle)
  • chinese five spice (if you don't have, sub with cinnamon)
  • salt and pepper

METHOD

Preheat the oven to 200'C (392'F). Place your carrot matchsticks on a baking tray, and glug a bit of olive oil over them. Add a sprinkle of the cumin, ginger and five spice. Season with salt and pepper, and place in the hot oven for about twenty minutes. Keep an eye on them, as they cook quickly. You want them to be roasted evenly, with a good crisp, but not to the point that they are blackened.

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In a small baking tray, place the chickpeas, and sprinkle in the smoked paprika. Not too much, as it can get a bit bitter. The chickpeas should look like baked beans in tomato sauce do ๐Ÿ˜œ Bake them for around twenty minutes, or until cooked through with a slight crisp.

While your carrots and chickpeas are roasting, you can assemble the cooked quinoa and chopped herbs in your serving bowl. When they are done, if you are serving the salad as a warm dish, you can add them in then, or wait for them to cool.

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Once cool, mix into the bowl with the almonds.

Serve with hummus to keep it vegan. You can add some crumbled feta cheese if it's looking all too healthy for your liking. ๐Ÿ˜œ

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Hope you enjoyed my lekker (great) salad! For more deliciousness, head onto my personal steemit blog HERE

Authored by @princessmewmew

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Such a nice way for salad! Perfect for BRAAI! I can't wait for summer in Europe, so I will be doing it for sure for BBQ. Or maybe I'll do it sooner :D Thank you for lovely recipe ๐Ÿ’•

Thanks @babettx - it's a lovely recipe! You can also have it warm for winter nights!

lots of love
๐Ÿ’œ @princessmewmew

Wow sounds like life is good or should I say braailiant!?
Cold jokes aside. It looks like a really nice recipe ! I have been watching this cooking show and there seems to be more and more influences of Moroccan food.

Hehehhe! 100% upvote for this cute comment!

I am literally obsessed with Moroccan flavours. My next thing i want to try is a lamb tagine!

lots of love
๐Ÿ’œ @princessmewmew

Lamb is my favorite! :)

For me, not eating any meats or fish, this barbecue would be one of the best to be invited to. This salad is everything I'd need. Total satisfaction! ๐Ÿ˜‹

100% upvote for the sweetest comment ever! Thank you @pusteblume, that was very kind.

I must admit, I've made it twice this week.

lots of love
๐Ÿ’œ @princessmewmew

Looks delicious, no boring lettuce leaves, thanks @adsactly :) Definitely going to try this! Summer has hit us here in Durban with a bang after a chilly spell so braai and salads are back on the menu!

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Yo ,
Very interesting read, Thanks you for sharing it!

Wow, a great dish, I think it's very tasty and it's full of vitamins! Thank you @adsactly

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Hi @serkagan! Thanks for your comment, it's much appreciated ๐Ÿ˜Œ

lots of love
๐Ÿ’œ @princessmewmew

The salad looks really delicious and fresh. Thanks for sharing @adsactly.

Wow, thanks for sharing this delicious and healthy recipe!๐Ÿ˜Š

I detect a South Asian thing in your salad. I love Indian cuisine. I wish we had more of it where I live.

More moroccan than Indian, but I did think that there were quite a few Vietnamese influences when making it ๐Ÿ˜

lots of love
๐Ÿ’œ @princessmewmew

Well sir it's really a nice recipe and the new in this kind of dish I observed is that you had fried the ๐Ÿฅ•. I must try it.

you definitely should! Roating the carrots gives the salad a whole other level of deliciousness!

lots of love
๐Ÿ’œ @princessmewmew

Thank you for such a great response over my comment well if possible please give suggestions to improve my blog

Look great.
you could try to fry some with curry powder and cabbage... may be u will like it too.

It's really a great dish and it also look very great and colour full.

Thank you! it's super tasty

lots of love
๐Ÿ’œ @princessmewmew

Your welcome you are welcome

I simply love your articles, what great content and quality of posting you offer the community here on Steemit and abroad.

Thanks a lot :)

thank you - that's very kind of you ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

lots of love
๐Ÿ’œ @princessmewmew

I wish i could eat this wish๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹

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Waoo Pretty Food BBQ yummy Loving

It's might be delicious.....yummy

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Delicious

it seems tasty

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That looks amazingly delicious, Thanks for sharing... And i hope to see more of your Summer Time fun soon

Woooow..!!it seems delicious..๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

@adsactly so delicious looking yummy

very good this dis!

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nice food ,

Yeah...this salad is perfect for the summers.. The salads looks so tempting.. Thanks for the recipe ..will try this for sure..
I am resteeming it.

Thanks For Your tips.

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looks amazing! thanks for sharing :)

I would recommend my daughter @annyguitar to try something like that, she has a few days in Morocco and is very good at eating delicacies.

Excellent post, I invite you to visit my blog

Wow looks yummy

delicious, nutritious, for health and good wishes! Thank you for the inspiration @princessmewmew

Thank you for this lovely recipe. I eat something like this in the past but some ingredients were missing in the one eat. I am going to try your own.

Sounds like a nice recipe to try for my half Moroccan husband :) Thank you for sharing, @adsactly.