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Moroccan Quinoa Salad with Mint and Raisins Recipe

There are dozen ways to make a wonderful Quinoa Salad, all exciting and all healthy and delicious, and all gluten-free. Quinoa is the grain I use most often in salads, even in Tabouleh I am going with a decidedly Sephardi Quinoa Salad, with…
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Mock Crab Kale Salad Recipe

In my Mock Crab Kale Salad, mock crab and kale complement each other and make a fabulous match. Crab Kale Salad is equally at home as a first course and a main course. I love to make salads with kale, as kale leaves are hearty and sturdy and…
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Potato Salad Recipe. Main Course Variations

A Potato Salad Recipe? Seriously, what's the big deal about potato salad, and why even dignify such a mundane dish with a formal recipe? Why can't we just, ummm, dice some potatoes, slather them with mayo, throw in some seasonings and chopped…
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Moroccan Spicy Olive Orange Salad Recipe

Did you say spicy orange salad? Who knew oranges could be used in a savory dish, as in this delightful olive orange salad? This Moroccan salad is a staple at our tables. This always knocks their socks off. Use only navel oranges for this…
red cabbage salad
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Pomegranate Herb Red Cabbage Salad Recipe.

I love love love red cabbage. There's nothing I don't do with red cabbage; to name just a few of my red cabbage treats: kim chi;  swiss chard and sausage; health salad. I can't recommend this enough: Please give your food processor all…
olive salad
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Moroccan Mixed Olive Salad Recipe

Olive Salad. That's right: Not Salad with Olives! We Moroccans grew up eating olives at every meal, not only in salads but cooked with our dishes. In this dish, they ARE the salad. I love mixing and matching good quality olives for this…
jicama slaw
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Cabbage, Cucumber and Jicama Slaw Recipe

Jicama Slaw? Oh gosh look what happened to Cole Slaw! How did Jicama wriggle its way in there? But come to think of it, why not? There could be so many lovely variations on the "slaw" theme, where grated cabbage, as well as a pale color and…
green tea dressing
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Chinese Green Tea Dressing Recipe

Chinese Green Tea Dressing Recipe: The magic of Asian ingredients! With such intense and clean flavors, a little goes a long way. Because all the dressing ingredients are liquid, it makes green tea dressing a very lean choice. You will…
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Moroccan Tomato Salad Recipe. Salsa Variation

Moroccan Tomato Salad is a staple in our diet. We Moroccans cook tomatoes, sun-dry tomatoes, pickle tomatoes, candy tomatoes, we prepare tomatoes in every way possible. Moroccan Tomato Salad is our answer to Salsa. In Mediterranean climates,…
lettuce chickpea salad
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Moroccan Lettuce Chickpea Salad Recipe

Lettuce Chickpea Salad is one of my favorites It is overlaid with Moroccan flavors, bright and fragrant. To all of you out there always asking how we turn a same old, same old salad into an exciting Sephardi main course: You can take lettuce…
mock crab salad
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Mock Crab Salad with Corn Apple Recipe

I make Mock Crab salad at a moment's notice. I made it this Shabbos, for my husband and I, as I was hatching a meal spartan enough (and of course delicious enough!) to atone for some of the magnificent meals we indulged in the whole Pessach…
matbukha
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Matbukha Recipe and Shakshuka Variation. Gluten-Free

Matbukha is one of our Moroccan favorite dishes. It is a sort of comfort food for expats and honorary Sephardis alike: See how they mop that sauce with their bread! My Matbukha version has roasted garlic in it, for an easily added wonderful…