Another carrot salad that I've eaten in Morocco was made with carrots and orange juice.
Being a Muslim country, it is quite hard to get alcoholic drinks in Morocco. Many restaurants don't mind if you bring you own wine, but they don't sell it, and although there are bars to be found where you can buy beer and similar drinks, these tend to be on the sleazy side. To make up for this, though, you can buy wonderful freshly squeezed orange juice on almost any street corner and in any restaurant. And it's cheap, too. Moroccans themselves probably have quite a love for orange juice and it shows in this salad.
For four people you need:
- 500 grams of carrots, peeled and grated
- 2 sweet, juicy oranges
- Some salt
Juice one of the oranges. Peel the other one thickly so you cut all the way through to the "meat"of the fruit, then cut out the orange wedges
Combine the carrots, orange pieces and orange juice in a bowl, add some salt to taste, mix well. The salad should be quite juicy. There, that's all! You could add some raisins like in the recipe above if you like your salad sweet, or a bit of orange blossom water to give it some fragrance.
I once had this salad when I was just recovering from a nasty bout of food poisoning and it was really, really good. It's perfect for a hot summer day. Do try it.