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Moroccan Salads and Side Dishes

Moroccan salads and side dishes play a big role in Moroccan cuisine, and most families serve them almost daily. Garden-fresh vegetables might be peeled and chopped before being tossed with a vinaigrette, or they might be cooked with spices and olive oil to make dip-like salads. Browse the recipes here for lots of ideas on what to serve with your next Moroccan meal.

Couscous Saycouk - Couscous with Buttermilk
Buttermilk (lben) is a traditional follow-up to a Moroccan meal of couscous. It may be offered either as a beverage or mixed into a bowl of plain or butter-flavored couscous (saycouk).

Moroccan Artichoke Salad Recipe
Artichoke hearts and bottoms are simmered in a tangy, seasoned sauce.

Steamed Artichokes Recipe - How to Steam Artichokes
Steamed artichokes can be served with vinaigrette, flavored mayonnaise or Hollandaise sauce. They make an easy, delicious appetizer or starter.

Feggous and Tomato Salad - Moroccan Chopped Cucumber and Tomato Salad
Chopped feggous or cucumber is mixed with tomato and a light vinaigrette.

Romaine Lettuce and Orange Salad
A refreshing Moroccan salad with Romaine lettuce, oranges and orange flower water.

Moroccan Mallow Salad with Preserved Lemon and Olives
Mallow leaves, called khoubiza or bakoula in Morocco, are steamed and then sauteed with olive oil, garlic, spices and preserved lemon.

Moroccan Spinach Salad with Preserved Lemon and Olives
Chopped spinach is steamed and then sauteed with spices, preserved lemon and olives.

Moroccan Fava Bean Salad with Olive Oil and Spices
Fava beans are simmered with olive oil, garlic and Moroccan spices. Lemon juice, parsley and preserved lemon add more flavor.

Spicy Moroccan Rice with Tomatoes and Peppers
This recipe is easy and versatile. Serve it as a side or main dish.

Kalinti (Karane or Karantika) - Recipe for Moroccan Chickpea Flour and Egg Tart
Kalinti (also called karane or karantika) is a Moroccan flan- or quiche-like dish made from chickpea flour and eggs. It's popular in the north of Morocco, where it can be found sold as a street food.

Moroccan Sweet Potato Salad - Sweet Potato and Raisin Salad
This easy Moroccan sweet potato salad is flavored with cinnamon and honey. Raisins are optional.

Sweet and Spicy Moroccan Eggplant
Fried eggplant is cooked in olive oil, honey, garlic and spices. Sticky, sweet, spicy and delicious.

Moroccan Eggplant (Aubergine) Puree Salad - Kahrmus
Eggplants are cooked in olive oil, garlic and spices until tender enough to mash. A tangy and spicy salad.

Moroccan Zucchini Salad - Cooked Moroccan Salad of Courgettes
Zucchini is diced and then simmered with Moroccan spices. Although delicious as a dip with Moroccan bread, it can also be eaten with a fork.

Homemade Mashed Potato Recipe - Puré de Batata
This is an easy homemade mashed potato recipe. In Morocco, mashed potatoes are called Puré de Batata, or sometimes simply Puré.

Moroccan Green Bean Saute Recipe
This easy side dish uses fresh green beans, or string beans. The beans are seasoned with garlic, cumin and a pinch of cayenne.

Moroccan Carrot Salad with Paprika and Cumin
Sliced carrots are boiled then marinated with Moroccan spices, herbs, lemon juice, garlic and olive oil. Serve warm or cold.

Moroccan Slaouia Salad - Cooked Moroccan Salad with Bottle Gourds (White Gourds)
This cooked Moroccan salad used slaoui, also known as bottle gourds or white gourds. Make it as tangy and spicy as you like.

Feggous Salad Recipe - Armenian Cucumber Salad with Orange Flower Water
A refreshing Moroccan salad made with feggous, also known as fakkous or Armenian cucumber.

Moroccan Salad Medley - How to Make a Traditional Moroccan Salad Plate
Usually served on special occasions or when entertaining, this beautiful Moroccan Salad Plate features a variety of delicious and colorful Moroccan salads.

Moroccan Beet Salad Recipe - Cold Beetroot Salad with Vinaigrette
Fresh beets are naturally sweet, very healthy and a colorful addition to the table. Enjoy them in this easy salad with a lemon vinaigrette.

Moroccan Potato Salad Recipe - Cold Potato Salad with Vinaigrette
Cut the potatoes into small cubes when making this easy Moroccan Potato Salad.

Moroccan Carrot Salad Recipe - Cold Carrot Salad with Vinaigrette
This cold carrot salad recipe combines cooked cubed carrots with a vinaigrette and cumin. Tasty and easy to make.

Recipe for Moroccan Style Green Bean and New Potato Saute
Moroccan style String Bean and New Potato is a simple yet elegant side dish. Flavored with garlic, olive oil and cumin.

Moroccan Green Bean Salad Recipe - Cold String Bean Salad with Vinaigrette
Fresh green beans are tossed in a simple vinaigrette. Minced roasted red peppers add color.

Deep-Fried Cubed Potatoes with Moroccan Spices - Recipe for Fried Potatoes
Spicy, tasty and easy to make. Serve Deep Fried Cubed Potatoes with Moroccan Spices as a side to tagines, eggs, grilled meats, or sandwiches.

Moroccan Potato Cakes Recipe - Maakouda Batata
Moroccan potato cakes are seasoned with cumin, onions, garlic, and cilantro. Serve these potato fritters as a side, appetizer or as a sandwich filler with eggs.

Moroccan Fried Peppers Recipe
Like roasting, frying will char the skin on peppers, making it easy to remove. Try this easy recipe for Moroccan Fried Peppers.

Moroccan Fried Tomatoes Recipe
Fried tomatoes are often served as a side to Moroccan fried fish. Here's how to make fried tomatoes Moroccan style with salt, pepper and cumin.

Moroccan Fava Bean (Broad Bean) Dip Recipe - Bessara
Dried fava beans, garlic, lemon juice and olive oil are used to make a tangy Moroccan dip called bessara. Hummus lovers will like this!

Moroccan Cauliflower Recipe
An easy Moroccan side dish with zesty Moroccan seasoning. May also be served as a vegetarian main course.

Moroccan Roasted Pepper Salad
In this Moroccan salad recipe, roasted peppers are sauted in olive oil, lemon juice, and spices. A delicious accompaniment to tagine or other Moroccan main dish.

Moroccan Carrot and Orange Salad
This delicious Moroccan salad recipe blends fresh oranges, grated carrots and orange flower water. Serve it as a side dish or as a refreshing follow-up to a main course.

Moroccan Fried Eggplant Recipe
Moroccan Fried Eggplant is a quick, easy side dish which is eaten as a finger food. It's often served as an accompaniment to fried fish.

Moroccan Rice Pilaf with Saffron
An easy recipe for Moroccan Rice Pilaf with saffron and Moroccan spices.

Moroccan Fava Beans (Ful) in Tomato Sauce
Fresh fava beans (broad beans or ful) are extra delicious when served in this zesty Moroccan tomato sauce.

Moroccan Sardine Balls in Spicy Tomato Sauce
Sardine balls in zesty tomato sauce are a Moroccan classic. They're usually served as a side dish or as one of several entrées at a fish dinner.

Moroccan Zaalouk Recipe - Eggplant and Tomato Cooked Salad
Moroccan zaalouk is a delicious cooked salad made with eggplant (aubergines), tomatoes, garlic, olive oil and spices. It's usually served as a dip with crusty bread.

Moroccan Cooked Tomato and Green Pepper Salad -- Taktouka
Moroccan cuisine includes some delicious cooked salads which are eaten as dips. This zesty tomato and green pepper salad is known as taktouka in some parts of Morocco.

Belgian Style French Fries - Patate Frite
Moroccans serve French fries, or patate frite, with meat, fish, chicken and sandwiches. Here's how to make them twice-fried Belgian style.

Moroccan Rice and Tuna Salad
Vary this Moroccan rice and tuna salad by adding your own choice of vegetables for color and texture.

Fava Beans (Ful) with Salt and Cumin
An easy Moroccan side dish. Fava beans (ful) are boiled and served with salt and cumin. Surprisingly delicious!

Moroccan Tomato and Roasted Pepper Salad - Salade Mechouia
Try this classic Moroccan tomato and roasted pepper salad. A tiny bit of garlic and preserved lemons add flavor.

Cucumber & Thyme Salad with Orange Juice - Moroccan Salad of Feggous & Za'atar
A traditional Moroccan salad flavored with orange juice, orange flower water and wild thyme. Use either regular or Armenian cucumbers.

Moroccan Zucchini and Tomato Salad
Use a fork, or serve this zesty Moroccan salad as a dip with crusty bread.

Chopped Salad Recipe with Easy Vinaigrette
This easy, colorful chopped salad can be served as a side to any main dish.

Moroccan Style Pasta Salad
A Moroccan style antipasto salad with cured meat, olives, cheese, veggies and a cooked vinaigrette with Moroccan spices.

Spicy Moroccan Carrots with Harissa
This easy, delicious Moroccan side dish is flavored with garlic, harissa and spices.

Zaalouk of Cauliflower
This Moroccan cooked salad of cauliflower (chou-fleur), tomatoes, olive oil and spices is traditionally served as a dip with Moroccan bread.

Moroccan Salad with Tuna - Salade Marocaine au Thon
A chopped salad with tomatoes and vinaigrette; often garnished with tuna and olives.

Moroccan Stewed and Caramelized Onions - Onion Mezgueldi
Seasoned onions are stewed or baked until buttery soft and caramelized. Use as a topping for tagines, couscous or as an accompaniment to meats and poultry.

Moroccan Fresh Fruit Salad with Orange Flower Water
Seasonal fresh fruit is served in sweetened orange juice flavored with orange flower water.

Moroccan Salad of Chickpeas in Tomato Sauce - Serrouda
In this Fes style salad, chickpeas are stewed with tomato sauce and Moroccan spices.

Moroccan Tomato, Green Pepper and Olive Salad
Serve this refreshing chopped salad with vinaigrette as a sandwich filler or dip-like accompaniment to tagines, grilled meats and other Moroccan fare.

Zaalouk Salad with Roasted Eggplant, Peppers and Tomatoes
Zaalouk is a cooked salad of eggplant and tomatoes. This version includes roasted peppers, including a little minced chili.

Moroccan Tomato Jam
This sweet and savory tomato jam which can be offered as a dip, condiment or spread.

Tfaya - Moroccan Caramelized Onions with Raisins
This sweet and spicy caramelized onion and raisin mixture can be used as a garnish for couscous, rice, poultry and meat dishes.

Moroccan Zucchini with Za'atar
This simple Moroccan side dish is best when you slow-cook the veggies in a tagine.

Moroccan Roasted Eggplant Recipe
Eggplant slices are seasoned with olive oil and Moroccan spices for a simple but tasty side dish.

Serrouda - Moroccan Chickpea Puree
This traditional Moroccan chickpea puree is simply flavored with onion, saffron, salt and pepper. Serve it thick as a dip or thinned as a soup.

Moroccan Potato and Onion Omelet
I like to fry my potatoes with the onions for this Moroccan omelet, but you can boil them if you prefer.

Quiche with Caramelized Onions, Cream Cheese and Herbs
This quiche with caramelized onions, KIRI cream cheese and herbs is a family favorite, particularly in Ramadan.

Moroccan Roasted Beet Salad
A traditional Moroccan beet salad with olive oil and lemon juice. Roasting the beets helps draw out their natural sweetness

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