A blend of Andalusian, Arabic, Berber, and Mediterranean cuisines, Moroccan food is often only associated with couscous, but it’s so much more than that. Herbs and spices lace rich meat dishes, light vegetable salads, or just a perfect cup of tea. The food evokes warm weather and serene landscapes. Take a look at this list of 15 recipes and begin planning your food vacation.
Lemon Cardamom Meatballs
These lamb meatballs have fresh ginger and herbs, mixed with lemon zest and feta cheese for a unbeatable flavor profile.
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You can make this dish with a tangine, a traditional Berber pot, or a casserole if that’s what you have. It’s a tasty mix of veggies and chicken with smoked paprika and cayenne.
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Meatball Couscous Soup
Featuring lamb or beef meatball seasoned with a ton of herbs, this simple meal gets a hearty hand from pearl couscous and simple broth.
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Watermelon Cucumber Salad
The perfect addition to a summer table, this fresh flavors in this salad are highlighted by pistachios, mint, and balsamic vinegar.
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No Moroccan style meal is complete without the perfect drink to accompany it. This simple recipe is relaxing to make, to serve and to drink.
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Shepard’s Pie Sweet Potato
These personal size pies are a must addition to your dinner menu. If you’re a vegetarian, skip the lamb or beef in this savory recipe.
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This one’s not a meal, but it is a staple for Moroccan cuisine. It’s a cilantro based condiment with saffron, coriander and cumin. Feel free to use with non-Moroccan foods.
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Sweet and Spicy Moroccan Shrimp
These shrimp are coated with a blend of cinnamon, ginger, chili, paprika, coriander, and cardamom.
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This must-know recipe features a ras el hanout spice blend, apricots, and cinnamon to flavor lamb, potatoes, and beef broth.
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Butternut Squash Goat Cheese Soup
Put the boring soup down. Now back away and make this unbeatable bowl of roasted garlic, sauted squash, and ginger cream goodness instead.
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Beef Kefta Briouat
Briouat are fried pastries that can be sweet or savory. Here’s a starter recipe to get your started on the savory side with beef, pine nuts, and ras el hanout.
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Looking for a flavorful side dish? Try this mix of carrots, dates, toasted seeds, and cinnamon.
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This meal is a complex mix of flavors and textures and baked until golden. It uses chicken drumsticks and a blend of spices for a delicious traditional dish.
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This egg dish will not be relegated to only breakfast, but it’s a great place to start. Enjoy the bacon, tomatoes, eggs, mushrooms and spice blend whenever you can.
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Sheet Pan Chicken
This gorgeous dish with richly spiced skin-on chicken features lemon, onion wedges, green olives and fresh cilantro.
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