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Moroccan Soups and Appetizers

Moroccan soups are more likely to be served as a light supper rather than as a first course. Some families also enjoy eating soup for breakfast!

Appetizers might appear on the table with tea or soup, and less frequently as a starter to an elaborate meal. They are most popular during Ramadan, when a variety of finger foods and sweets are offered to break the fast.
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Kefta and Curry Puff Pastries
Zesty and full of flavor, these puff pastry wraps make an excellent starter or appetizer, or consider offering them as tea time or Ramadan fare.

Kefta Puff Pastry Wraps
These puff pastry wraps are stuffed with Moroccan-seasoned kefta and cheese. Serve them in Ramadan to break the fast, or as a party or tea time 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.

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.

Moroccan Split Pea Bessara - Vegetarian Split Pea Soup or Dip
This tasty Moroccan split pea soup or dip is seasoned with paprika, cumin and garlic. Add cayenne pepper to taste.

Harcha with Onions, Herbs, Olives and Cheese - Moroccan Stuffed Harcha Recipe
A savory filled version of Moroccan harcha, a pan-fried semolina flatbread.

Moroccan Stuffed Bread - Khobz B'Chehma
Onions, parsley, suet and spices make a delicious filling for this Moroccan stuffed bread.

Kefta Msemen (Rghaif) - Moroccan Pan-Fried Dough Stuffed with Gound Beef
Msemen is a layered Moroccan pan-fried dough. In this version, the dough is stuffed with seasoned kefta, or ground beef, filling.

Onion Msemen (Rghaif) Recipe - Moroccan Fried Dough Stuffed with Onion
Msemen are a type of Moroccan pancake made from dough. In this version, the dough is stuffed with an onion filling.

Moroccan Roasted Almonds with Salt Recipe
Salted, freshly roasted almonds are a popular snack food in Morocco. Here's how to make them.

Moroccan Semolina Soup with Saffron and Anise
An easy recipe for semolina soup flavored with saffron and anise.

Goat Cheese Spread with Honey and Almonds - Moroccan Style Goat Cheese Dip
A goat cheese dip inspired by the flavors and aromas of Nisrine Merzouki's native Morocco.

Moroccan Olive Tapenade Recipe - Black Olive Tapenade
This easy Moroccan tapenade recipe can be offered as a condiment or dip.

Stuffed Croissants Recipe - Croissants with Merguez Sausage
These savory stuffed croissants can be made with puff pastry or croissant dough.

Kefta and Cheese Pastries
Serve these tender pastries with a cheesy ground beef filling as an appetizer, tea time or Ramadan treat.

Moroccan Kefta Stuffed Rolls - Soft Sandwich Rolls with Ground Beef Filling
Soft sandwich rolls are stuffed with a Moroccan ground beef and olive filling.

Cheese and Olive Puff Pastries
A savory fresh cheese and herb filling is enclosed in puff pastry.

Easy Homemade Ricotta Cheese Recipe
Making your own fresh cheese is quicker and easier than you think.

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

Jben - Moroccan Fresh Cheese Recipe
Jben is a Moroccan fresh cheese which is easy to make at home.

Msemen Maamer - Stuffed Msemen Recipe
This pan-fried folded crepe features a traditional filling of onions, parsley and spices. Chopped suet is optional for extra flavor.

Stuffed Batbout with Kefta and Caramelized Onions and Peppers
These pan-fried breads feature a savory filling of ground beef with caramelized onions and peppers.

Stuffed Batbout with Chicken, Onions and Peppers
This version of pita-like bread features a savory filling of chicken, onions, peppers and cheese. Make it as zesty or as fiery as desired.

Stuffed Msemen with Tuna - Moroccan Square-Shaped Rghaif with Filling
These crepe-like Moroccan pancakes are stuffed with a savory tuna, onion, cheese and olive filling.

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