Moroccan food is one of the most highly regarded in all the world. And in our opinion, rightfully so. It’s couscous, tagine and kefta galore! You may feel a tiny bit intimated by the abundance of foreign words and spices, so our goal today is to show you how simple yet ridiculously delicious Moroccan food is. Here are 15 tasty steps to achieving that goal.
4. Moroccan Briouats: These briouats are what your next dinner party needs. The filling will be a surprise to all your guests. (Psst… it’s pistachio, lamb and a whole lotta spice.) (via Taste Magazine)
6. Moroccan Quinoa Salad: Quinoa is climbing high up the popularity ladder, making this salad all the rage. Bring it along to a picnic, to a fun day on the beach or just to your desk for your workday lunching. (via Green Kitchen Stories)
7. Moroccan Cooked Carrot Salad: Did you know that Morocco is also famous for its cooked salads? These carrots are a perfect example. Your kids may actually start to like the vitamin-filled veggie after trying it out. (via Fed + Fit)
11. Fire Roasted Tomato Harissa: For those of you who live a spicy life, harissa will soon become your new best friend. You might even start carrying it around with you to restaurants. (Move over, Sriracha.) (via Kitchen Confidante)
12. Any Filling Bourekas: Phyllo dough FTW! Bourekas are super versatile in that you can choose whatever filling you want inside. Are frosting and sprinkles acceptable? We’ll try it out and let you know. (via Tori Avey)
13. Roasted Eggplant Zaalouk: Another popular warm salad is smoky zaalouk. It’s basically like our beloved mash potatoes, only made with mashed eggplant and a whole lot more flavorful. (via Dinners and Dreams)
14. Date + Semolina Ma’amoul: We couldn’t write a post about food without including a cookie recipe. These are kind of like Fig Newtons, and you know what that means? You can totally eat them in bed. (via Wandering Spice)
15. Zucchini + Chickpea Tagine: And finally, the official Moroccan classic — tagine. While most recipes call for the special Moroccan clay pot with its cone-like cap, this one can be made in a Dutch oven. (via Herbivoracious)
Which Moroccan dish looks the tastiest to you? Let us know in the comments below!