10 Healthy Moroccan Salad Recipes You Should Try

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Exotic Morocco – home to a vibrant culture and mouthwatering cuisine! Are you looking for some light salads to start your lunch or dinner? Then try Moroccan salads! These salads are quite a colorful and will surely add a dash of personality to your meals. These salads are refreshing and packed with yummy flavors too.

Top 10 Moroccan Salad Recipes:

Here are some delicious Moroccan salad recipes to give your meals that much needed exotic touch!

1. Moroccan Aubergine and Chickpea Salad:

Moroccan Aubergine
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How to Make Moroccan Salad :

  • Thickly slice Aubergine, brush it will oil, salt and pepper and grill it.
  • Then quarter it.
  • Now mix canned or cooked chickpeas with the aubergine, roughly chopped coriander, and chopped red onion.
  • Mix the dressing ingredient paprika, ground cumin, honey, lemon juice and olive oil- in a screw-top jar, shake well, and then use to dress the salad.
  • Serve fresh. This is considered to be one of the yummiest Moroccan citrus salad.

2. Moroccan Beet Salad Recipe:

Moroccan Grated Carrot
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How to Make:

  • Mix one cup of fresh grated beet that has been rinsed in cold water with two cups grated carrot.
  • Add the raisins.
  • Stir to gently combine. In a small bowl, whisk together the paprika, cumin, cinnamon, salt, and cayenne.
  • Then add the lemon juice and honey and whisk until smooth.
  • Drizzle over the carrots and beets, then gently fold until the carrots and beets are lightly coated.
  • Let it sit for an hour before serving.
  • Serve with chopped mint leaves on top.

3. Moroccan Salad Recipe with Chickpeas:

Moroccan Chickpea Salad
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How to Make:

  • Place cooked chickpeas in a bowl add diced red onions, minced garlic, dried cranberries, rind of the preserved lemon, chopped, ground cumin, ground cinnamon, smoked sweet paprika, olive oil, lemon juice and soy sauce in a large bowl.
  • Toss to combine and leave to marinate for at least an hour.
  • Line a serving bowl with baby spinach leaves and top with the chickpeas and parsley.
  • Top with Greek yoghurt, roughly chopped pistachios and drizzle with the pomegranate molasses.

4. Taboulleh Salad:

Taboulleh Salad
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How to Make:

  • Put soaked and drained bulgur wheat to a large shallow serving dish and spread evenly.
  • Add roughly chopped ripe plum tomatoes and its juices evenly over the bulgur wheat.
  • While the tomato juices are soaking in, trim and slice the spring onions finely and scatter them over the tomatoes.
  • Finely chop the parsley and the fresh mint and spread over the spring onions.
  • Mix all the ingredients thoroughly.
  • Mix together the lemon juice, little vegetable stock and ground allspice and pour over the tabbouleh.
  • Toss to mix really well, season with salt and pepper, cover, and allow the tabbouleh to stand for 30 minutes for the flavors to blend.
  • Serve with the lettuce leaves.

5. Moroccan Potato Salad:

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How to Make:

  • Combine parsley, peeled and minced red onion, minced garlic, and olive oil in a medium bowl. Season this with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  • Then add cooked and coarsely chopped new potatoes; add to dressing and mix.
  • Serve at room temperature. 

6. Moroccan Chicken Salad with Dressing and Nuts:

Moroccan Chicken Salad
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How to Make:

  • In a bowl mix olive oil, orange juice, cumin, salt and herbes de Provence.
  • Place spinach in a bowl. Mix with seasoned almonds and feta cheese, mixed salad on dinner plates. Top with cooked and sliced boneless chicken breast and garnish with orange slices.
  • Drizzle dressing to taste over each salad.

7Moroccan Tomato Salad:

Moroccan Tomato Salad
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How to Make:

  • Cut the tomatoes in half with seeds squeezed out.
  • Finely mince the tomatoes and transfer them to a big bowl.
  • Add finely minced spring onions and little minced dill to it.
  • Add fresh parsley, salt and pepper to it.
  • Add to this a dressing made of olive oil, Red wine vinegar, grated garlic and lemon zest.
  • For a finishing touch add 1/2 a tsp Ra sel Han out.
  • You can also replace this by 1/4 tsp ground cumin and a touch of curry powder. 

8. Moroccan Salad with Cilantro Orange Dressing:

Moroccan Salad
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How to Make:

  • Cook the bulgur according to package directions, add pitted and chopped dates and salt just at the end of the cooking time.
  • This helps soften the dates a bit and gives the bulgur good flavor.
  • In a food processor, combine an orange peeled, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, a little watouch, add salt and puree until smooth.
  • Add chopped cilantro to the smooth mixture, pulse a few times, and set aside.
  • Toss the cooled bulgur and dates mixture with baby spinach leaves, pistachio, peeled orange cut into sections.
  • Drizzle or toss with the dressing.
  • Serve immediately. 

9. Moroccan Carrot and Spinach Salad:

Spinach Salad
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How to Make:

  • In a large sauté pan, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  • Add the sliced carrots, 2 tablespoons sugar, 1/2 cup lemon juice, and 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt.
  • Cook carrots until they just start softening.
  • In another sauté pan, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  • Add the spinach until just wilted. Remove from the pan and rough chop.
  • In a large bowl, combine the cooked carrots, spinach, 1 teaspoon sugar, ground cumin, chopped garlic, orange juice, remaining lemon juice, and olive oil.
  • Serve warm.

10. Moroccan Sweet Potato and Char Grilled Prawns Salad Recipe:

Moroccan Sweet Potato
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How to Make:

  • In a bowl, mix cinnamon, ground coriander, honey, cumin and water till combined.
  • In another large bowl, put cooked and diced sweet potatoes, cooked chickpeas, sultanas, chopped coriander leaves, chopped mint leaves, little Greek Yogurt and char grilled fresh prawns and mix well.
  • Pour the dressing and toss till coated

While some of these recipes may seem a little hard to put together, a few tries is all it takes to master them. They are not just easy to put together on a busy working day but are also filling and help you cut down on midday snacking. Carry one of these salads to work and you will soon be the centre of attraction!

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