Monday, April 23

Taktouka-Morrocan Cooked Salad

Taktouka is a popular Moroccan cooked salad. It is often severed alongside bread for scooping up. It has a great roasted flavor and accompanies many meals. I like using it as an appetizer, but it can be a side dish.

Taktouka is not a leaf based salad but rather more of a spread. Traditionally you can find it either puréed or left whole, I prefer to purée but feel free not to.

Serves 4-6
Full time: 25-30 minutes
You will need:

3 large tomatoes, diced
2 large bell peppers, red or yellow, diced
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tbsp minced garlic
1/2 tbsp dried cilantro
1/2 tbsp dried oregano
1/2 tbsp salt
1/2 tbsp ground black pepper
1/2 tbsp paprika
1/2 tbsp cumin
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

Let us begin:

In a large sauté pan, over medium heat mix all herbs and spices

Now toss in the vegetables

Sauté until soft, approximately 15-20 minutes

Once soft, carefully transfer to food processor or blender

Pulse to a corse chop

Move to bowl to serve or cool in refridgerator