Well, I say Moroccan, but actually I've never been to Morocco, so who am I to talk? This simpe fresh dish is pretty ubiquotous where I'm from, and always comes under the heading of "Moroccan salad" - so it could be seen as more of a name for the dish than a strictly descriptive geographical provenance thingy. I got lost in that sentence. Hopefully you get the drift.

Dead easy and intensely satisfying:

  • 3 Large, ripe carrots, peeled
  • Small handful of raisins (not currants)
  • 1/2 a lemon
  • Pinch of sugar
  • Pinch of salt

Grate the carrots on a coarse grater. This can be done in a food processor, but frankly it's done so quickly that I find taking the food processor out and setting it up just for this too much hassle.

Add the raisins, sugar and salt. Squeeze in the juice from the lemon and mix thoroughly. Leave to stand for about an hour before serving.

That's it, you're done! For such a simple dish it's a wonderfully hearty accompaniment to any BBQ, veggie meal, sandwich, or just as a healthy bit of those five daily portions we all need...