3 Moroccan Meals You Should Try…

One thing I love most about travelling is getting to taste the local cuisine wherever I go. Having just spent 2 weeks in Morocco, these were 3 yummy staple dishes that the country had to offer, and that I recommend you try should you wash up on Moroccan shores! All of the following were meals I had on my Busabout 8 day tour of Marrakech & the Sahara.

Chicken Tagine

Chicken Tagine is basically chicken, potatoes, peas, carrots, chickpeas, and sometimes other vegetables all mixed up in a natural chicken gravy. Sometimes with Tagine they will make a little dome of potatoes, with the meat hidden underneath. For some reason it always tastes better when they do this!

Vegetable Cous Cous

Cous Cous in very popular in Morocco, with most cafes and restaurants serving a variety of Cous Cous dishes pretty much everywhere you go. With fruit & veg being a major export of Morocco (Agriculture is the largest industry in the country) I always like to opt for the veggie Cous Cous. There are so many fresh vegetables on offer in Morocco it would be a shame not to take advantage of all the fresh produce on offer!

Moroccan Chickpea Soup

If you’re eating out somewhere like Djemaa El Fna in Marrakech (the main square), you’d be as well getting a starter as well as a main meal. Food in Morocco is super cheap. A lot of places offer you soup for 5 Dirham (0.36 GBP/ 0.44 EUR). Chickpea soup is usually what’s on offer. Sometimes I do find the soup a bit watery in the cheaper places, but you can hardly complain considering the price!

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5 Responses to “3 Moroccan Meals You Should Try…”

  1. Lane says:

    Absolutely! We’re making Chicken Tagine tonight with Cous Cous. ;o)

  2. Anis says:

    Yummy, the chickpea soup looks fantastic! Do you eat that with bread?

  3. They all look delicious, but I think I would choose the chickpea soup if I had to pick one.

  4. Ruth says:

    Before I went to Morocco, i looked up on what to eat. At first I had my doubts. But the moment I tasted a Tagine, that was all I could ask for.

  5. 3 Very tasty meals. I would also try the Pigeon Pastilla if you get a chance!

    Love the blog, kind regards, Si

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