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Tunisian Mashed Carrot Salad (Ummak Huriyya)

Tunisian Mashed Carrot Salad (Ummak Huriyya)

By: Danielle Minnebo

Ummak huriyya is a traditional Tunisian dish using boiled mashed carrots. I have been inspired by this dish
and added some of my own touches. I have roasted the carrots instead of boiling so the flavour of the carrots is
sweeter and more intense. I’ve also added toasted pine nuts to add some extra crunch and texture.



Prep time

Cook time



  • 5 carrots, cut in half
  • 3 shallots, whole with skin on
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp sumac
  • ¼ tsp cracked pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Juice 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • 2 tbsp pine nuts, toasted


  • Preheat oven to 180°C.
  • Line a baking tray with baking paper and top with carrots and whole shallots. Drizzle with olive oil and salt, then sprinkle the cumin, sumac and pepper over the carrots only. Bake in the oven for 1 hour. Once baked, remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly.
  • Remove the skin from the shallots, add them to a blender along with the carrots, olive oil and lemon juice. Pulse until you have a chunky paste, remove and add to a serving bowl.
  • Drizzle with extra olive oil and scatter with toasted pine nuts and parsley.


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Danielle Minnebo

Danielle Minnebo

Danielle is a university-qualified nutritionist, a passionate home cook and founder of Food to Nourish. Danielle’s love affair with cooking started at a very young age in the kitchen where she was taught to cook by her mother. Danielle is passionate about helping people form a better understanding of nutrition and a healthier relationship with the food they eat. In fact, she’s on a mission to help spread the real food message to as many people as possible. Throughout her work as a nutritionist, Danielle’s basic principles have always come back to how we cook and prepare our food. She believes it really is as simple as combining wholefood ingredients in the right way to create tasty dishes that are nutrient-dense and full of flavour.

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