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Moroccan Carrot Salad in an Avocado Bowl

This flavor-packed Moroccan carrot salad in an avocado bowl is delicious and visually stunning!

Moroccan carrot salad in an avocado bowl

Despite our best efforts to extend the weekend, Monday has come around again somehow. Whomp whomp. Unfortunately, this Monday is even less fun for me, since I have to go back to school! In fact, I am probably sitting in school as you read this. I’d rather be at home, cooking — like I was last week! Who else went back to school this week?

While I’m not excited to suffer my crushing workload this year (hello to five AP classes!), I am VERY excited for most of the next three months! I like to call the period between August and November “the Busy Season” because I spend pretty much every waking moment at school, band, cross-country, or my house (doing homework, duh). I typically have the most breakdowns and crying fits during this season (probably due to a combination of sleep deprivation and stress), but they’re all worth it . . . for the most part. My love for/obsession with marching band and cross-country kind of completely takes over my life during this season.

Since I’m out and about for almost twelve hours a day, five-six days per week, I eat a LOT of food. I’ve been known to carry sweet potatoes with me on the marching field during rehearsal . . . but in my defense, I had rehearsal right after cross-country — I was hungry! My typical day goes something like this: band/school/running/homework/sometimes more band* –> HUNGRY ME –> gets home and eats allllll the food . . . and not just any food — healthy, nourishing food!

*Hooray for after school rehearsals!

Moroccan carrot salad in an avocado bowl

A salad, despite popular misconceptions, can be one of the most nourishing meals possible. A bed of greens provides vitamins, and the addition of proteins, carbs, and fats makes it a complete meal. Sure, salads can be boring — but this Moroccan carrot salad in an avocado bowl is anything but!

Ever since I saw this amazing poke bowl by The Avocado Show on Instagram, I knew I had to recreate it at home. The idea of using an avocado as an edible bowl is pure genius! It’s like an avo rose, but it’s a bit more spread-out.

I’m not a poke fan, so I came up with a different flavor profile for this salad. I filled my avocado bowl with Moroccan-spiced carrots, spinach, and dates! As I mentioned in this post, I featured pistachios as a crunchy topping. To finish, I dressed the salad with a spicy orange vinaigrette.

Moroccan carrot salad in an avocado bowl

The combination of flavors and textures in this salad is perfect. Personally, I think that a good salad is just as dependent on texture as it is on flavor. The soft carrots pair perfectly with the chewy dates, crunchy pistachios, and creamy avocado. Then, while you’re chewing up the delicious (nourishing) vegetables, the spicy-sweet orange chili vinaigrette hits your tastebuds with a big punch of flavor! The fragrant, harissa-coated carrots mishmash perfectly with the crunchy/chewy toppings and the tangy vinaigrette. OH YEAH, and it’s all encased in a gorgeous, healthy bowl made of avocado. AVOCADO!!!

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Guys. You need to make this.

Moroccan carrot salad in an avocado bowl

In case my expressive sensory description wasn’t enough to convince you to make this, here’s a list of words that describe this salad. (Like I mentioned in this post, we always have to list the “frees.” It’s kind of our thing.)

This incredible Moroccan Carrot Salad in an Avocado Bowl is

Paleo (meaning it’s gluten-free, grain-free dairy-free, legume-free, soy-free, nastiness-free)

Vegetarian

Vegan

Whole30

Satisfying and filling

Totally customizable! You can add your choice of protein . . . think seasoned chicken OR seasoned chickpeas/tofu to align with any diet. Fried eggs would also be delicious!

Visually stunning

The most impressive-looking (yet simultaneously EASY) salad you will ever make

Uniquely flavored

Positively swimming with flavors, textures, and general yumminess

Moroccan carrot salad in an avocado bowl

The only drawback to this moroccan carrot salad in an avocado bowl is the fact that it doesn’t pack well. If I were you, I would enjoy it in the comfort of your own home . . . so the bowl doesn’t fall apart while you travel. (Trust me, I speak from experience.) If you would like to pack it with you, just dice up some avocado instead of making a bowl out of it.

But if you can, make the bowl. It’s not nearly as hard as it seems. Look, I even made a tutorial for you!

Moroccan carrot salad in an avocado bowl

If I can do it, you can do it.

Print Recipe
Moroccan Carrot Salad in an Avocado Bowl
This flavor-packed Moroccan carrot salad in an avocado bowl is delicious and visually stunning!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15-20 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Roasted Carrots
Orange Vinaigrette
To Assemble
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15-20 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Roasted Carrots
Orange Vinaigrette
To Assemble
Instructions
  1. Toss all the ingredients for the roasted carrots together. Roast them on a baking sheet at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 15-20 minutes, or until soft.
  2. While the carrots are roasting, whisk all the vinaigrette ingredients together in a small bowl or glass. Set aside.
  3. Prepare the avocado bowl by peeling one half of a firm avocado. Repeat with the other half and remove the pit. Slice the halves thinly on the horizontal, and carefully spread the slices apart. Place the slices on a plate and curve them into a circle shape. Repeat with the other half avocado.
  4. Fill the avocado "bowls" with the spinach. Once the roasted carrots are done, divide them evenly between the bowls. Top with the dates, pistachios, and orange vinaigrette. Serve immediately.

6 thoughts on “Moroccan Carrot Salad in an Avocado Bowl

  1. I absolutely love this recipe, I can’t believe you had time to make it in your busy schedule! I’ll have to make time in my own to try this out myself!

    1. Thank you, Zac! If you do make this recipe, be sure to tag me in a photo on social media!
      Thank you for commenting, and I hope you enjoy this recipe!
      -Brynn

    1. Each “bowl” uses one half of an avocado; the entire recipe makes two servings. You can make two bowls from one avocado and fill each bowl with half of the carrots, dates, pistachios, etc. Great question! Thank you for dropping by!
      -Brynn

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