Moroccan Soups and Appetizers
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.
Moroccan Potato Soup with Za'atar (Wild Thyme or Oregano) and Cumin
This creamy potato with Moroccan spices and herbs is hearty, zesty and rustic. Puree it for a thicker texture.
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 Stuffed Bread - Khobz B'Chehma
Onions, parsley, suet and spices make a delicious filling for this Moroccan stuffed bread.
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.
Moroccan Dchicha Soup with Cracked Barley and Tomatoes
Cracked barley (dchicha or tshisha) is used to make this savory, porridge-like Moroccan soup.
Harcha with Onions, Herbs, Olives and Cheese - Moroccan Stuffed Harcha Recipe
A savory filled version of Moroccan harcha, a pan-fried semolina flatbread.
Dchicha Soup with Cracked Wheat - Dchicha dyal Zraa'
Cracked wheat (dchicha or tshisha dyal zraa') is used to make this easy, satisfying Moroccan soup.
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.
Herbel - Moroccan Wheat Soup with Milk
Herbel is a sweetened porridge-like soup which may be served for breakfast. Made with wheat kernels (wheat berries), it's traditionally flavored with orange flower water.
Moroccan Tomato and M'hammsa Soup
A tomato and pasta soup flavored with Moroccan spices and herbs.
Moroccan Barley Soup with Milk - Hssoua Belboula
This classic Moroccan recipe for Hssoua Belboula combines barley grits with milk to yield a rich, creamy soup that's both nutritious and satisfying.
Moroccan Roasted Almonds with Salt Recipe
Salted, freshly roasted almonds are a popular snack food in Morocco. Here's how to make them.
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.
Classic Moroccan Harira Recipe - Moroccan Tomato, Lentil and Chickpea Soup
Harira is a famous Moroccan soup, and is especially popular in Ramadan. This classic recipe uses fresh tomatoes, chick peas, and lentils.
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 Millet Soup with Milk - Hssoua Ilane
Millet is toasted, ground and then cooked to yield a porridge-like soup.
Kefta and Cheese Pastries
Serve these tender pastries with a cheesy ground beef filling as an appetizer, tea time or Ramadan treat.
Moroccan Tomato Jam
This sweet and savory tomato jam which can be offered as a dip, condiment or spread.
Moroccan Kefta Stuffed Rolls - Soft Sandwich Rolls with Ground Beef Filling
Soft sandwich rolls are stuffed with a Moroccan ground beef and olive filling.
Chicken and Potato Soup with Herbs
An easy, quick soup to prepare with leftover cooked chicken. Omit the chicken for a vegetarian potato and herb soup.
Moroccan Cauliflower Soup with Saffron and Cheese
An easy puree soup simply flavored with ginger, saffron and Edam cheese.
Cheese and Olive Puff Pastries
A savory fresh cheese and herb filling is enclosed in puff pastry.
Moroccan Barley Dchicha Soup with Milk and Thyme
This savory barley and milk soup is flavored with onions, garlic and thyme. Simple, easy and satisfying.
Jben - Moroccan Fresh Cheese Recipe
Jben is a Moroccan fresh cheese which is easy to make at home.
Easy Homemade Ricotta Cheese Recipe
Making your own fresh cheese is quicker and easier than you think.