Moroccan Carrot & Goat Cheese Sandwiches 
W/ Green Olive Tapenade

Prepare the Carrots Using:
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons sweet paprika
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup olive oil
1 1/2 lb medium carrots (8)

Prepare the Tapenade Using:
1 1/4 cups green olives (6 to 7 oz) such as Cerignola or picholine, pitted
3 tablespoons drained bottled capers, rinsed
1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 flat anchovy fillet, chopped
1 teaspoon finely grated fresh lemon zest
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup olive oil

Prepare the Sandwiches: Click to Continue

12 slices good-quality pumpernickel sandwich bread
6 oz soft mild goat cheese (3/4 cup) at room temperature
Special equipment:
an adjustable-blade slicer

Carrots: Whisk together sugar, lemon juice, spices, salt, and oil in a large bowl until sugar is dissolved.
Halve carrots crosswise on a long diagonal, then, starting from diagonal ends, cut into 1/16-inch-thick slices using slicer. Cook carrots in a 4- to 5-quart pot of boiling salted water (see Tips) until crisp-tender, about 45 seconds. Drain well in a colander and immediately toss with dressing. Cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally, then marinate, covered and chilled, at least 4 hours.

Make tapenade and assemble sandwiches: Pulse olives with capers, parsley, anchovy, zest, lemon juice, and pepper in a food processor until coarsely chopped, then scrape down side of bowl with a rubber spatula. Pulsing motor, add oil in a slow stream and continue to pulse until mixture is finely chopped (do not pulse to a paste).
Spread tapenade on 6 slices of bread and goat cheese on remaining 6 slices, then make sandwiches with carrots. Notes: Carrots can marinate up to 2 days. Tapenade can be made 1 week ahead and chilled, covered.


  1. I love anything with goat cheese...this look great! xx

  2. This is such a cute blog!

    Thanks for swinging by my site today, Sam! I love discovering new folks in this online community and am always so honoured when someone takes the time to write something on my blog. I am sure I will be checking in with you to see what tasty treats you have dreamed up in the near future!

  3. I could be wrong (I don't think I am, though), but I think goat cheese makes everything better.

  4. You had me at "goat cheese". YUMMY!

    - First Make a Roux

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  5. Wow. Will the creativity never end? Looks delish!

  6. I will be making this one. thx!

  7. Wow!!! That's all I can say -- wow!

  8. between her legs. Jack Nicholson


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