Cultured Palate: International Dishes from Morocco
Morocco is a country that has been influenced by many different cultures over its long history. Their cuisine is a reflection of this cultural melting pot. Mediterranean influences mix with Arabic, Berber, and Subsaharan ingredients to create a flavorful taste profile that’s fresh, earthy, and spicy. If you’re lucky enough to be invited to a formal meal in a Moroccan’s home, you’ll be treated to a parade of both hot and cold salads, followed by dish after dish of delicately spiced meats, vegetables, and couscous.
If you’re traveling to Morocco on your next trip, here’s a list of some amazing Moroccan international dishes that you should watch out for.
B’ssara is a soup made of dried fava beans, and is one of the cheapest things that you can buy in Morocco. It’s often called Morocco’s four-dirham snack, which is the equivalent of about 50 American cents.
B’ssara is popular throughout Morocco as a breakfast dish or as a simple, easy snack. It originated in Northern Morocco, and is usually garnished with paprika, to give a dash of spice to a dish that’s otherwise quite mild. Buy it on the street, and make sure to get a side of bread to sop up every last drop.