Omek Houria Tunisian Spicy Carrot Salad

Omek Houria is a well-known Tunisian cuisine that literally translates to “your mother (Omek) the fairy” (Houria).

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Course Appetizer
Cuisine Tunisian


  • Salt
  • 4-6 Piece(s) Cloves Garlic
  • 1 Teaspoon(s) (Karwia) Caraway
  • Harissa (diari / house) (depending on your preference)
  • 2-3 Tablespoon(s) Olive Oil
  • 10 Piece(s) Carrot


  • At first, peel the carrots then cut them into not too thin slices.
  • In a large saucepan, immerse the carrot slices in about 1/2 liter of water and bring to the boil until the carrots become tender.
  • Then at the end of 20-25 minutes, the cooking finished, drain the carrots. Crush them coarsely with a fork.
  • Peel the garlic cloves and mash them.
  • Mix the garlic with the crushed pieces of carrots.
  • Add the harissa (at your convenience) and the teaspoon of caraway (Kawaria). You will take the time to mix well.
  • Add spices while cooking omek houria and mix
  • Add 2 to 3 spoons of olive oil and a big pinch of salt. If you are a purist your salad is ready to be served chilled.
  • If you wish you can add a spoonful of vinegar or fresh lemon juice which goes very well with carrots.
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