Serves 4

Taktouka is a fresh salad made out of fresh vegetables like tomatoes, onions, paprika, peppers.The word “Taktouka” (Arabic:طقطوقة) is derived from “taktak” (Arabic:طقطق) which means “to grind” in Arabic.


3 tomatoes
3 cloves garlic
3 bell peppers (we use red, green, and yellow)
A generous glug of olive oil
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon turmeric
A handful of chopped fresh parsley and coriander Salt and pepper, to taste


Halve the tomatoes, mince the garlic, and slice the peppers.

Grate the tomato halves over a saucepan and discard the skin that will naturally peel off.

Warm the resulting tomato pulp over medium heat and then pour in a generous glug of olive oil.

Plop in the peppers, garlic, spices, and parsley and coriander.

Sauté for 15-20 minutes and serve warm. It’s as easy as that!


  • Add a bay leaf, ground ginger, or cumin for different flavour. Or, add a splash of white vinegar to the taktouka just before you take it off of the heat and serve.

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