Peel or scrub your carrots. Roughly chop. Add to a food processor or blender. Blitz till they look like couscous. No fancy kit? Grate your carrots, then roughly chop.
Pit and finely chop your dates. Finely chop the mint. Peel and grate your garlic. Zest your lemon. Toss it all with your carrot couscous. Add a good squeeze of lemon juice and 2 tbsp olive oil. Mix. Season to taste. Add a pinch of chilli flakes, if you like.
Set a pan over medium heat. Add your almonds. Toast till just golden. Scatter over the top. Serve.