I love this salad because it features figs as well as other flavors commonly used in Mediterranean cooking. Carrots with cinnamon and cumin is a featured Moroccan specialty, along with olive oil, garlic, lemon, and fresh herbs.  Pumpkin seeds and cabbage great for your health, and maple syrup make makes a delightful sweetener.  This is a nutritious and delicious salad!

Prep Time20 mins
Resting Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Salad
Keyword: carrots, dried figs, pumpkin seeds, purple cabbage, spices, vegan


  • Saladmaster food processor
  • Pan for toasting


  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 pc lemon juice plus zest
  • 1 tbsp honey or maple syrup
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tsp cinnamon ground
  • 2 tsp cumin ground
  • 1.5 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 head red cabbage
  • 1 cup dried black mission figs chopped
  • 1 bunch carrots
  • 1 cup fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 cup fresh mint chopped


  • Whiskdressing ingredients together and set aside.
  • Place cabbage, carrots, and herbs in a bowl.
  • Lightly toast pumpkin seeds until fragrant.
  • Add dressing, pumpkin seeds, and dried figs to salad and toss. Let rest for 30 min for flavors to meld.

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