Morocco is well known for many things especially its cuisine. Traditional Moroccan cuisine is rightly considered to be one of the tastiest and finest in North Africa and is even ranked second-best in the world! Very varied and delicious, like the unavoidable Couscous or Tagines, Moroccan cuisine never ceases to impress. Discover in this article 5 Moroccan salads that you must definitely eat in Morocco.
This is the most famous Moroccan salad, as you may have noticed by its name. They are two kinds. The most used is the simple version which simply contains: tomatoes, onions, and green pepper and some times even a little bit of chopped parsley. The other one is more garnished, as you can see in the second picture above. With basic ingredients, some raw, some steamed. The vegetables are laid out in such a way as to surround the rice that is put in the middle to give that beautiful appearance as you can see.
Taktouka or chakchouka is a traditional Moroccan salad that can also be found in other Maghreb countries. It is composed of a variety of ingredients such as roasted peppers, tomatoes, onions, and olive oil. It can be eaten fresh or reheated according to taste. There are many ways to prepare Taktouka depending on the region or family transmission.
Moroccan carrot salad
One of the easiest salads of this list is the Moroccan Carrot Salad, which consists simply of steamed carrots or cooked in hot water, some spices and chopped parsley, olive oil and garlic. Simple but delicious and healthy, this Moroccan salad can satisfy the stomach of adults as well as children.
Khoubiza or Bakkoula is a Moroccan-style spinach salad. It is composed of really few ingredients such as olive oil, lemon jus, lemon confit, harissa (some kind of hot sauce), some spices and of course spinach. This very rich and nutritious dish can be eaten with some good Moroccan bread cold or hot according to taste.
Zaalouk is a traditional Moroccan specialty that can also be found in other Maghreb countries. This delicious eggplant salad with tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, and spices, is one of the very popular Moroccan cooked salad recipes. There are many ways to prepare Zaalouk depending on the region or family transmission.