Today we're making a classic Moroccan tomato side salad that's loaded with juicy tomatoes, fresh herbs, and traditional Moroccan spices. It comes together in just 10 minutes and makes a fabulous side salad to enjoy with tagines, soups, and couscous!
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If you enjoy Moroccan salads, this is the perfect one to share with friends and family!
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.
- tomatoes, diced or cherry tomatoes, halved
- red onion, minced finely
- parsley, minced
- cilantro, minced
- olive oil
How to make it
Prep the veggies. Dice or halve the tomatoes, mince the onion, parsley, and cilantro.
I like to remove the seeds from my tomatoes, but this decision is entirely up to preference.
Make sure to take your time on this step as it makes a huge difference in the end result.
It's all about those small knife cuts with the onion and herbs!
Combine ingredients. In a small bowl combine all ingredients and mix well. Taste to see if you want to add any additional salt, pepper or cumin. Enjoy!
Remember you can also make this salad using cherry tomatoes!
More authentic Moroccan recipes
As mentioned above this Moroccan tomato salad is traditionally served with several other side salads. Here are some other classic Moroccan salads to try:
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