When you think of the menu options at a typical Mediterranean fast-casual restaurant, carrot salad likely isn't one of the first items that comes to mind. But then again, Yalla Mediterranean has never been a typical Mediterranean joint, with its focus on fresh ingredients and innovative dishes marking it apart from the competition.
This Moroccan carrot salad is one of the restaurant's eight distinct Mediterranean-style salads. The carrot itself is freshly grated raw and mixed with fresh dill and olive oil, that staple of Mediterranean cuisine. White raisins are added for just a hint of sweetness, while a small amount of fresh cumin lifts the entire salad and brings it all together.
Mediterranean cuisine is about far more than just pasta and gyros, and this Moroccan carrot salad drives home that point.