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Taktouka - Moroccan starter served with bread

Moroccan Taktouka

Abi Olayiwola
Taktouka is a delicious cooked salad from Morocco, typically eaten as a starter. It is easy to prepare and suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
4.75 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer, Dip, starter
Cuisine Mediterranean, Moroccan, North African
Servings 4
Calories 147.3 kcal


  • 3 tablespoons Oil
  • 3 cloves Garlic chopped
  • ½ teaspoon Cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Smoked paprika
  • 3 large Green bell pepper chopped
  • 1 can Chopped tomatoes
  • 1 small Scotch bonnet (optional) chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons Chopped coriander
  • 2 tablespoons Chopped parsley


  • Heat the oil in saucepan under medium heat
  • Add the garlic, cumin and smoked paprika and stir continuously for 30 secs
  • Pout the green peppers into the pan and stir; add the tomatoes, scotch pepper and some salt to taste.
  • Allow the content of the pan to heat up. When it starts to bubble, reduce the heat to low and cover the pan.
  • Leave for 15 mins, then add the parsley and coriander. Cover the pan for another 10 mins for all the flavours to develop.
  • Remove from heat and serve.


Calories: 147.3kcal
Keyword Moroccan starter, Taktouka
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