Carrot Purée may be served as a delicious, exotic side dish or as a spicy appetizer with crackers or breads. Simple and superb, this Tunisian dish is exceptional. Mashed rather than processed, the carrots retain their fiber and provide a unique texture.
Carrot Puree

Carrot Purée
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Harissa is available in specialty food shops, gourmet markets and online.
Recipe type: Side Dishes, Vegetables
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Serves: 8
  • 2 pounds carrots, peeled, cut in 2-inch pieces
  • 6 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons white-wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons harissa (Tunisian chile paste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • salt and pepper, as needed
  1. Steam carrots until completely soft, 20 to 25 minutes.
  2. Drain and mash to a coarse paste with whisk or fork.
  3. Add oil, vinegar, harissa, ginger, salt and pepper; mix well.


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