Heirloom Meals: Savoring Yesterday's Traditions Today

Alice’s Moroccan Carrots


  • 18-24 baby carrots with 1/4 in. stem attached, scrubbed, and halved lengthwise
  • 1/4 tsp paprika, hot or mild
  • 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cumin
  • Pinch Cayenne
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley leaves


  1. Combine the carrots, garlic, and pinch of salt in a large sauté pan.
  2. Add water to cover, bring to a boil, and simmer briskly over medium heat until tender, 3-4 minutes.
  3. Drain and cool to room temperature.
  4. Transfer the carrots to a nonreactive dish large enough to hold them without overlapping too much.
  5. Toss with the cumin, paprika, cinnamon, and cayenne. Add the lemon juice, oil, and parsley, toss again, and set aside to marinate for at least 1 hour.
  6. May be refrigerated for up to 3 days, holding out the parsley until just before serving.
  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 3-4 minutes
  • Total time: 1 hour & 20 minutes

Yield: Serves 6

Categories: Carole's Concoctions

Tags: carrots