Cultured Palate: International Dishes from Morocco

4. Taktouka

Taktouka is a hot salad that’s a popular appetizer for formal Moroccan meals. Made up of primarily tomatoes, onions, and spices, the components are either served fresh or stewed in olive oil. The fact that you can present this dish either hot or cold has led to its immense popularity all year round. Eat it solo or wolf it down the Moroccan way with a chunk of freshly-baked bread.

In Morocco, most meals begin with a selection of small plates of different salads called a mezze, and taktouka is always featured in this course.

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