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Easy Moroccan recipes

Pepper, date and harissa tagine

This simple but flavour-packed tagine makes a feature of meltingly soft peppers, but you could add any summery veg to the base sauce – chunks of squash or courgette would be good.

Pepper, date and harissa tagine in a serving bowl

Whole braised chicken with lemon and olives

This whole braised chicken by Sofian Msetfi is juicy, tender and infused with subtle flavour – pair with Moroccan-style flatbreads for a full feast.

Chicken in a pot surrounded by vegetables an topped with herbs

Moroccan-style meatballs with herb couscous

Make these little lamb meatballs, cook in a rich tomato sauce spiced with cumin and cinnamon, and serve with herby couscous for an easy family dinner.

Moroccan Meatballs Recipe With Herb Couscous

Moroccan-style cauliflower salad

What a way to make cauliflower shine! Roast your florets with North African spice blend ras el hanout, dried cranberries, dates, nuts and pomegranate seeds, then drizzle the whole lot with a tahini and mint dressing.

Moroccan Cauliflower Salad

Zaalouk with crispy halloumi

Zaalouk is served at room temperature as a side dish in Morocco. It’s perfect for dunking, so get plenty of warm soft pitta lined up. Although it’s not traditionally Moroccan, the halloumi works perfectly with the richness of the aubergines.

Zaalouk with crispy halloumi

Chermoula tomato and fish tagine

An easy and quick tagine made for sharing, with giant couscous and harissa for extra texture and heat.

Chermoula Fish Tagine Recipe

Moroccan-inspired tuna kebabs with herb and lemon grains

Midweek menu falling flat? Lift your appetite with these Moroccan-spiced tuna kebabs ready in 15 minutes, served with nourishing grains and punchy harissa yogurt.

Tuna Kebab Recipe with Mixed Grains

Ensalada de tomates con almendras

This Moroccan-style tomato and almond salad is super simple to make but looks really impressive and tastes delicious. It works as a starter or light lunch, or enjoy it as a side during the summer.


Moroccan-style wings with herb couscous

Spice up your weekday dinners with this delicious recipe for Moroccan-inspired chicken wings with herb couscous. Packed with mint, fragrant coriander, sweet maple and fiery harissa, this dish is brimming with flavour.

Moroccan wings with herb couscous

Moroccan-inspired prawn rice bowl

This low-calorie stir-fry recipe delivers big, North African flavours in just 10 minutes, making it perfect for a mid-week meal.

Moroccan Prawns with Rice and Chickpeas in a Frying Pan

Chermoula chicken mezze platter

Make your own marinade using cumin, paprika, coriander and chilli to coat these chicken skewers. Serve with a hummus dip, crunchy cabbage salad and pittas for a punchy dinner idea.

Chermoula Chicken Mezze Platter

Guinea fowl tagine

Guinea fowl is marinated in a spice paste and cooked with dates before being served in a bowl of comforting buttery couscous. This recipe feeds up to six people, so is a great alternative to a traditional Sunday roast.

Guinea Fowl Tagine Recipe

Moroccan-inspired veggie soup

Preserved lemons and a blend of spices give this colourful soup a Moroccan-style edge when it comes to flavour. It's packed with nutritious veggies and pulses too.

Moroccan Vegetable Soup Recipe

Moroccan-style stuffed peppers

Peppers are incredible. Their sweet flavour and soft texture when roasted pairs beautifully with chickpeas and rose harissa in this classic recipe.

Moroccan stuffed peppers

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