19 Top-Rated Moroccan Recipes
Moroccan food can't be stuffed into a single category. This North African cuisine hits on all the flavor notes with dishes that are spicy, sweet, savory, and bursting with exotic aroma. Using heady spices and fresh herbs, layered dishes like tagine and soup take the spotlight while accompanied by delicious salads and sides. Check out our collection of top-rated Moroccan dishes featuring traditional recipes and new twists on classic flavors.
Moroccan Preserved Lemons
By salt-packing lemons for a month, they'll age in a brine that infuses the fruit with savory flavor. Both the rind and flesh are delicious, but the rind is most commonly used by dicing it up before being thrown into soups, sauces, and salads.
Moroccan Chicken with Saffron and Preserved Lemon
"My first foray into Moroccan cuisine," says William Bebout. "I cooked it in a tagine and it turned out beautifully."
Vegetarian Moroccan Harira
Harira is a traditional Moroccan stew that is typically made with lamb, but this plant-based version relies on chickpeas and veggies.
Moroccan Lamb with Shiraz Honey Sauce
Moroccan Chickpea Stew
Chickpeas, potatoes, and tomatoes are the base for this vegan-friendly dish. "All of the spices combined with the sweetness of the raisins created a wonderful flavor," says Mary G.
Moroccan Lamb Kabobs
You'd never guess that this impressive main dish was so easy to make. All you have to do is mix the ingredients, form the kebabs, and get to grilling!
Moroccan Lentil Soup with Veggies
For when you need a healthy and comforting meal, this lentil soup is a great choice. The dish is simmered in a collection of spices that give it a Moroccan-inspired flavor.
"This is absolutely delicious, the balance of chili and lemon and the sweetness of the carrots blend together nicely," says ncf. "It tastes great cold marinated or baked as a side dish."
Spanish Moroccan Fish
Peppers, tomatoes, and olives are just some of the flavorful ingredients this tender tilapia is simmered in. Serve over a bed of rice or couscous.
Moroccan Cooked Pepper Salad
A nice change from green salad, this recipe relies on cooked bell peppers as the base. According to reviewers, this can also be finely chopped and served as a sauce over other dishes.
Mama Marie's Moroccan Tuna Brik
Traditionally known as briwat or briouat in Morocco, these tender stuffed pastries make an irresistible appetizer or side dish.
Moroccan-Style Stuffed Acorn Squash
"This is a great and very easy recipe," says recipe reviewer BSTEPLEM. "One of the best that I have found for couscous."
Pieces of skinless, boneless chicken thigh, carrots, and cubes of eggplant mingle in the slow cooker with dried apricots and cranberries, tomato paste, and Moroccan spices. Serve over couscous. "This Moroccan slow cooker dish is the perfect blend of sweetness and spice," says KJones.
Moroccan Black-Eyed Peas (Cowpeas)
In this recipe, black-eyed peas, also called cowpeas in Moroccan cooking, simmer in a savory tomato sauce until tender.
Ras el Hanout
Heady spices, like cumin, cloves, and ginger, combine for this seasoning blend that's essential for many Moroccan dishes.
Pieces of lamb are marinated overnight for an infusion of flavor, before being cooked low and slow with vegetables until tender.
Marrakesh Vegetable Curry
"So yummy!" says Nikky. "I love the mixed taste of sweet and spicy, and this is a great balance."
A common dish used to break fast for Ramadan, harira is a lamb and legume stew that is stick-to-your-ribs hearty.
Moroccan-Spiced Chicken Skewers
Rich spices and fresh herbs combine to season these colorful chicken and veggie skewers.
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