This Moroccan carrot and chickpea salad recipe is a hearty gluten-free and vegetarian meal in a bowl. Packed with spices, crunchy carrot, sweet dates and a honey lemon dressing you’ll be making this salad again and again!
Place a frying pan over a low heat and add the flaked almonds. Cook, tossing occasionally, until lightly golden. Remove from the pan and leave to cool.
Peel the carrots then use a julienne peeler to shred the carrots. Alternatively use a box grater or a grating attachment in a food processor. Place in a large bowl and add the chickpeas, spring onions, radishes, dates, mint and watercress. Toss to combine.
For the dressing place all of the ingredients in a glass jar and shake to combine. Spoon the dressing over the salad and toss to coat. If serving as a side dish place in a serving bowl or platter and scatter the toasted almonds over the top otherwise divide between 2 bowls.