Moroccan Food: Top 10 Favorite Moroccan Dishes

Moroccan food has a distinctive taste and flavor. After all it is a delicious blend of African, Mediterranean and Arabian essence with fresh ingredients in the recipes – you won’t be able to get enough!

The diversity and authenticity of Moroccan cuisine allowed it to be ranked as one of the top ten cuisines in the world.

Moroccan Cuisine

Moroccan Cuisine

Here are some of them – take a look:


If you are a health freak, this is the perfect dish for you to indulge in! Referred to as sesku, couscous is a fine wheat pasta usually rolled by hand. It is steamed over a meat or vegetable stew, and is served in a special way – the meat is topped with couscous, while veggies are on the sides and sauce is presented separately. A bowl of buttermilk is provided as per Berber tradition. Try this easy vegetable couscous recipe or this yummy couscous salad with goat cheese!

Authentic Moroccan Couscous with Seven Vegetables

Authentic Moroccan Couscous with
Seven Vegetables


Known after the clay pot it is cooked in, tagine is every foodie’s dream! Make some yummy chicken tagine with olives and lemon, or a lamb tagine with prunes. Beef tagines are also quite popular.  Discover more about Tagine recipes!

Moroccan Tagine of Lamb and Prunes

Moroccan Tagine of Lamb and Prunes


It is a type of pastilla, and comprises layers of thin pastry enveloping a mix of pigeon meat, almonds and eggs seasoned with saffron, cinnamon and fresh coriander. It is finished with icing sugar and cinnamon dusting.  Make a traditional moroccan Chicken Pastilla!

Moroccan Pastilla

Moroccan Pastilla

Mint Tea

Moroccan mint tea is offered at every home as a sign of courtesy to guests. Gunpowder tea is sprinkled with mint leaves and poured into a pot. The pouring is done from a height for the “frothy crown” on top.

Moroccan Mint Tea

Moroccan Mint Tea

Zesty Prawn

Add Moroccan spices to shrimps or prawns to whip up a delicious entrée within a very short time. It can be served as sides too.

Moroccan Shrimp Recipe

Moroccan Spicy Shrimp

Grilled Calamari 

The calamari is soaked in Moroccan spices or what is called Chermoula and burnt to perfection over hot coals. It can be served with a dip or just by squeezing a slice of fresh lemon on top.

Moroccan Grilled Calamari

Moroccan Grilled Calamari


Elegantly called Moroccan eggplant caviar, it is a smoked aubergine dip, spiced with garlic, paprika, cumin and a little chili powder.

Moroccan Salads by la Mamounia

Moroccan Salad Selection by la Mammonia, Marrakech


Harira soup is used to break the fast of Ramadan at sunset. It contains tomatoes, lentils, chickpeas and lamb, and is deliciously flavored with lemon juice and chopped coriander.


Moroccan Bowl of harira soup with traditional moroccan wooden spoon, a classical moroccan food

Moroccan Bowl of harira soup with traditional moroccan wooden spoon, a classical moroccan food

Orange and Cinnamon Salad

It is a simple, yet yummy recipe with a couple of oranges, an apple, and a tablespoon of cinnamon. Just peel the oranges by removing the rind, slice them, and arrange with the apple slices. Sprinkle the cinnamon generously.

Moroccan orange salad recipe

Moroccan orange salad recipe

Rice Pudding

This sweet concoction is prepared in numerous ways over the Mediterranean but the Moroccan pudding is more delectable than other versions. The rice is first boiled in water and then simmered in milk, which enhances its taste.

Moroccan Rice Pudding

Moroccan Rice Pudding

Isn’t your mouth watering already? Grab your apron and step into your kitchen for some moroccan food – pronto !

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