10 Classic Moroccan Foods for Your Next Dinner Party

Did you know that Moroccan foods use five basic spices: ginger, paprika, cumin, turmeric, and cinnamon?

Selecting suitable dishes to feature at your next dinner party is essential. Here’s a guide on some of the top Moroccan foods to serve.

1. Briouat 

Originating in Tunisia and Morocco, this traditional dish is made of thin, delicate phyllo pastry filled with savory ingredients like onions, olives, roasted red peppers, couscous, and seasoned ground meat or fish.

2. Moroccan Carrot Salad

Serve it as a side dish or comforter on a flatbread or with a tahini yogurt-based dressing. This salad is perfect for any season and will impress your guests.

3. Maakouda Couscous

This Moroccan cuisine combines potatoes with garlic, parsley, and spices to create a delicious, savory patty.

Everyone will love these bite-sized pieces; they’re easy to eat with just your hands. The potatoes can be mashed or cut into chunks and fried, adding texture and flavor. 

4. Couscous Kefta Tagine

It’s a wheat pasta usually served with vegetables and a delicious blend of spices like cinnamon, cumin, and turmeric. With dates, nuts, herbs, and flavorful broths, couscous is transformed into a savory, aromatic dish worthy of a special occasion.

5. Kefta Tagine Harira

This food from Morocco is made with minced lamb or beef, then blended with herbs and spices, such as cumin, turmeric, cinnamon, and coriander. It is then slow-cooked in a clay tagine and served with vegetables and couscous.

Not only is it easy to make, but it is also packed full of flavor. 

6. Harira

This soup is usually traditionally associated with the Ramadan season but can be enjoyed throughout the year. It is a flavorful and hearty soup made with various ingredients like lamb, tomatoes, chickpeas and flavored with cinnamon, cumin, and saffron.

You can top the soup with a dollop of Greek yogurt to make it even more delicious.

7. Basboussa

It is a sweet semolina cake made with almond, coconut, and sweet syrup. Basboussa is moist and spongy with a crunchy top layer from the coconut and nuts. Serve it with yogurt or cream for a truly decadent dessert. 

8. Mhancha

Mhancha is a traditional savory snack originating from Morocco. It consists of a filo pastry wrapped around a cheese, meat, and vegetable-stuffed center and is traditionally served with a dip of garlic-infused olive oil.

9. Jawhara Milk Pastilla

Jawhara Milk Pastilla is a classic pastry dish filled with various ingredients and spiced with cinnamon and sugar. This traditional dish incorporates rich ingredients like almonds, hazelnuts, pistachios, saffron, sweet spices, and orange blossom water.

10. Moroccan Coffee

After all the delicious Moroccan foods, Moroccan coffee is a perfect drink to cap the night. It is a hand-crafted blend made from medium-roasted and smooth-bodied Arabica beans. This blend is unique, as it is one of the world’s most balanced and flavorful coffees. 

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Enjoy Moroccan Foods for Your Next Dinner Party

Moroccan foods are the perfect way to add flavor and tradition to your next dinner party. Let your guest experience Morocco from the comfort of their own home.

Start planning your Moroccan dinner party today!

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