Plant Oriented Cooking

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RECIPE: Ommek Houria


  • 8 medium-large carrots
  • 4 to 6 cloves of garlic, finely minced or crushed
  • 1/2 tsp. ground caraway + 1 tsp. ground coriander (or substitute 1 tsp. cumin)
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped finely
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice


  1. Cook the carrots until soft and tender.
  2. Sautée the finely chopped onion in 1 Tbsp of olive oil, on medium heat, until nice and golden.
  3. Mash the carrots (with a fork, or in a food processor). If using the food processor don’t puree them until smooth, they should still be a bit chunky.
  4. Add the cooked onion and all the other remaining ingredients.
  5. Mix well. You should have a nice chunky bright orange mash. Taste, and add a bit more salt or spices, as needed.
  6. Serve with toppings such as olives and hard boiled eggs, a good glug of olive oil on top, and a fresh baguette to scoop it up with.
  7. Enjoy!


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