A recipe from Marrakech Riad cookery school – Zaalouk

Our cookery school ethos at Marrakech Riad  is really simple, Keep it fresh and keep it healthy!

For our zaalouk recipe the first step is to visit the local market to buy today’s best ingredients. Then we can begin to cook a delicious meal!

Zaalouk is a wonderful tasty treat, it is versatile and stays fresh for three days.

Serves 4
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 large aubergines
4 medium tomatoes seeded and chopped
2 garlic gloves, finely chopped
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander
1 lemon wedge (optional)
• Dice the aubergines in large cubes.

• In a medium sized pan, heat the olive oil and add all the ingredients (except the lemon wedge). Cover over low medium heat until the vegetables are soft, about 25 minutes. Stir occasionally to make sure the vegetables don’t stick to the pan.

• Uncover, mash the vegetables and leave over medium heat until all liquids evaporate.

• Add salt and/or juice of a lemon wedge to taste (optional). Serve warm or cold, as a side, a dip or a spread.


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