Moroccan Salads and Side Dishes
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).
Feggous and Tomato Salad - Moroccan Chopped Cucumber and Tomato Salad
Chopped feggous or cucumber is mixed with tomato and a light vinaigrette.
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.
Spicy Moroccan Rice with Tomatoes and Peppers
This recipe is easy and versatile. Serve it as a side or main dish.
Moroccan Sweet Potato Salad - Sweet Potato and Raisin Salad
This easy Moroccan sweet potato salad is flavored with cinnamon and honey. Raisins are optional.
Moroccan Fresh Fruit Salad with Orange Flower Water
Seasonal fresh fruit is served in sweetened orange juice flavored with orange flower water.
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.
Moroccan Tomato Jam
This sweet and savory tomato jam which can be offered as a dip, condiment or spread.
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.
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.
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 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.
Moroccan Roasted Eggplant Recipe
Eggplant slices are seasoned with olive oil and Moroccan spices for a simple but tasty side dish.
Moroccan Zucchini with Za'atar
This simple Moroccan side dish is best when you slow-cook the veggies in a tagine.
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 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 Cauliflower Recipe
An easy Moroccan side dish with zesty Moroccan seasoning. May also be served as a vegetarian main course.
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, 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.
Moroccan Roasted Pepper Salad
In this Moroccan salad recipe, roasted peppers are sautéed 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 Salad of Chickpeas in Tomato Sauce - Serrouda
In this Fes style salad, chickpeas are stewed with tomato sauce and Moroccan spices.
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 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 Salad with Tuna - Salade Marocaine au Thon
A chopped salad with tomatoes and vinaigrette; often garnished with tuna and olives.
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 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 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.
Spicy Moroccan Carrots with Harissa
This easy, delicious Moroccan side dish is flavored with garlic, harissa and spices.
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.
Chopped Salad Recipe with Easy Vinaigrette
This easy, colorful chopped salad can be served as a side to any main dish.
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 Zucchini and Tomato Salad
Use a fork, or serve this zesty Moroccan salad as a dip with crusty bread.
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.
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.