Today we’re making a classic Moroccan tomato salad that’s loaded with juicy tomatoes, fresh herbs, and traditional Moroccan spices.
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Morocco’s most popular side salad
If you’ve ever been lucky enough to visit Morocco, chances are, you’ve had this salad.
Traditionally, it’s served as a side salad to just about any meal. In my grandmother’s apartment in Rabat, you can find this salad next to three or four others presented in small bowls around the table.
Paired with loafs of freshly cooked bread, it’s good enough to be a meal on it’s own.
This classic Moroccan tomato salad is the perfect introduction to Moroccan cooking as it requires little more than some quick chopping and comes together in less than 15 minutes.
How to make it
When it comes to Moroccan side salads, there are a few ingredients you simply cannot substitute.
Cilantro and parsley are two very important ones. They are staple herbs in so many dishes, both salads and entrees. Cumin is also one of those spices that you will notice in many dishes. Onions tend to make an appearance more often than not as well.
Because this recipe only uses a few ingredients, it’s important to make sure you’re getting high quality veggies, tomatoes and spices. I like to use this brand of cumin for all of my Moroccan cooking.
These simple but powerful ingredients create dishes that are packed with flavor without needing any complex steps or processed foods.
Making this classic Moroccan tomato salad is as easy as chopping up your herbs and tomatoes, then mixing everything together.
And just like that, you’ve got a super flavorful, super healthy, raw salad.
When to use your tomato salad
- on top of omelettes
- pita bread or really any kind of bread
- as a side salad, especially to this Moroccan chicken with olives
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Classic Moroccan Tomato Salad
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 3–4 servings 1x
- Category: Moroccan, Salad, Side Salad
- Method: Raw, minced
- Cuisine: Moroccan, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1/4 red onion, minced finely
- 1/4 cup parsley & cilantro, minced
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 2 tsp salt, pepper, cumin
- Half the cherry tomatoes, mince the onion, parsley, and cilantro.
- In a small bowl combine all ingredients and mix well. Enjoy over omelettes, with bread, or as a side salad.
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