Moroccan Spice Marinated Carrots


This recipe for Moroccan spice marinated carrots is as beautiful to look at as it is delicious to eat.  I haven’t been able to find rainbow carrots at the local Whole Foods for several months and, craving a burst of color to compliment the vibrant flavors of this dish, I finally broke and splurged at my local specialty store.  IMG_8488

This is a super simple.  The only tricks are to be very careful not to overcook the carrots (watch the pot like a hawk and check every 30 seconds or so) and to let the dish marinate for overnight if you can.  If you serve this immediately the spice, tangy citrus and sweet carrots don’t quite mesh but if you let the flavors hang out for awhile, they blend together into something awesome.

Moroccan Spice Marinated Carrots

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Calories per serving: 67

Fat per serving: 2.2g

Moroccan Spice Marinated Carrots


  • carrots - 1 lb, peeled
  • lemon juice - 2 tbs
  • orange juice - 2 tbs
  • cumin - 2 tsp
  • cayenne pepper - 1/2 tsp
  • garlic powder - 1 tsp
  • salt - 1/2 tsp
  • black pepper - 1/2 tsp
  • olive oil - 1 tbs
  • parsley - 1/2 c


Boil carrots in salted water until just tender - 5-9 minutes depending on their size and thickness.

Plunge carrots into an ice bath to stop the cooking process.

Combine lemon juice, orange juice, spices, olive oil and 2 tbs. parsley in a small bowl. Combine with carrots in a larger bowl and refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight. Stir in remaining parsley and serve.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 67 ; Fat: 2.2 g; Saturated Fat: 0.0 g; Trans Fat: 0.0 g; Sodium: 227 mg; Total Carbohydrate: 11.7 g; Dietary Fiber: 3.3 g; Sugars: 5.8 g; Protein: 1.2 g; Points: 1; Points Plus: 2;

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