Spicy Moroccan Carrot Dip

A versatile and delicious dip.

This is a dip from the North of Africa, delicious as part of tapas or a mezze plate. It can also be thinned slightly and used as a mash as part of a main meal. Wonderful as part of a vegetarian BBQ. Use as a dip with Turkish or Pita bread, Olive bread, other flatbread or chunky crusty bread. Serve with lumps of coarsely crumbled sheep’s cheese or feta, marinated olives and pickles.

This is one of the many recipes to do the rounds of family and friends, still popular after all these years. Quite surprising this little dip. Watch the amount of honey that you put in if you have carrots that are especially sweet.

Similar recipes include Caponata Siciliana, Roasted Carrot and Apple Soup, Thick Yoghurt Dip, and Haydari.

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Chermoula | Moroccan

I had forgotten about this special and magic parsley and lemon based marinade, coating and herb mixture that can be used in so many ways. It is back on the menu again!

Chermoula is a special and magic parsley and lemon based marinade, coating and herb mixture that can be used in so many ways. It is a Moroccan dressing or marinade comprising herbs (parsley, coriander, basil), spices (cumin, paprika, coriander), onion, garlic, lemon juice or preserved lemon rind, and olive oil. It is predominantly used as a marinade or a mixture of aromatics in which the main ingredient is cooked. Yet it is very versatile.

Marinate any vegetable that is to be grilled or braised in Chermoula. Braise small zucchini in Chermoula and serve on couscous. Mix together steamed young carrots and cooked chickpeas and dress with Chermoula or drizzle it over iceberg lettuce quarters and preserved lemon. Cover tofu or haloumi with it before grilling or pan frying. Stir through couscous, quinoa, rice or other grain, bean or lentil. Even pasta!

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