From Beirut to London in 100 Dishes

Salatit al Jazar — Carrot, Orange and Beetroot Salad

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This is a salad I lucked upon as I mixed various  ingredients together.  Its mix of carrots, beetroots and orange is very un-Lebanese.  We have several wonderful salads, but none like this.  I discovered that it was actually a classic Moroccan salad recipe after I first made it.  The salad goes very well with bistilla.  It is best in summer — as it is beautifully crunchy and refreshing.


4 carrots grated

1 cooked (boiled) beetroot diced 

1 orange peeled and diced

1 handful of seedless raisins

1/4 teaspoon of cumin

1 lemon juiced

2 large spoons of olive oil

1/4 teaspoon of salt

1/4 teaspoon of black pepper



  • In a large salad bowl put the shredded carrots, beetroot, orange, and raisins.
  • Mix well and add the cumin, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper.
  • Mix well and leave in the fridge for 5 minutes to chill.
  • Once ready mix well and serve cold.




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