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A plate full of food, with Taktouka and vegetables
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5 from 2 votes

Moroccan taktouka

A delicious authentic roasted bell pepper side dish from Morocco
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Moroccan
Author: Amira


  • 3 bell peppers red, yellow and orange
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil.
  • 3 garlic cloves crushed.
  • 3 medium tomatoes diced almost 1.5 cup.
  • 3 Tablespoons cilantro chopped.
  • salt to taste.
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder.
  • 1 teaspoon paprika.
  • optional: 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper.


  • Wash the bell peppers and roast - either in the oven, stove top or in your grill. I roasted mine for 40 minutes in 400F oven until blackened and blistered. Let it cool down, then peel and dice.
  • In a non stick skillet, add the oil then the garlic and saute for a minute.
  • Add diced tomatoes and cook for another 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the roasted peppers and all the spices.
  • Finally add the cilantro, mix well then reduce heat and simmer for 10 more minutes.
  • Serve immediately or chill in the fridge then serve.