Some Moroccan cooked salads are best described as hearty dips which should be served with Moroccan bread. Two of Morocco's most popular salads, Zaalouk (a cooked puree of tomatoes and eggplant) and Taktouka (a puree of tomatoes and roasted peppers), are delicious enough - and filling enough - to consider offering as a vegetarian main dish.
At a traditional Moroccan meal, where everyone eats from their side of a single large platter or tagine, salads are distributed on one plate between every two people. Be forewarned if you serve them to children this way - the salads will probably disappear before the entrée, and the kids will bicker over who ate more than their fair share!
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