North African Recipes

From Egyptian koshari to Moroccan tagine, Allrecipes has the north African dish you're craving.

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Chakchouka (Shakshouka)

Rating: 4.5 stars 358
This Tunisian dish is like a Mediterranean version of huevos rancheros. Fried eggs simmer in a sauce of tomatoes, onions, colorful bell peppers, chile peppers, and spices.

Lamb Tagine

Rating: 4.5 stars 366
Slow-cooked savory lamb stew simmered with aromatic spices and vegetables.

Harissa Powder

Rating: 4.5 stars 3
Harissa powder is the ground spice blend of the spicy, earthy North African paste with a base of smoked chili peppers. It can be used as a dry rub on meats or as a spice in place of any other spice blend in your favorite recipe, such as tacos, tagines, braised meats, curries, or even tofu. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 month, or until the expiration date of any of the single ingredients, if earlier.

Ras el Hanout

Rating: 5 stars 40
This spice mix is often called for in many Moroccan dishes.

Traditional Baba Ghanoush

Rating: 4.5 stars 65
A traditional recipe for this eggplant dip. It consists of baked eggplant with garlic, lemon juice, and tahini sauce. Dip into this with pita bread and you have yourself a delicious-and-light appetizer.

Make-Ahead Vegetarian Moroccan Stew

Rating: 4.5 stars 346
This delicious, healthy North African-inspired stew is a family favorite, served with warm bread or even over couscous. You can make the entire stew ahead of time, let it cool, and refrigerate it for up to 3 days or freeze it for several months. You can also chop the veggies and mix the spices ahead of time, freeze them, and assemble it with the canned ingredients the day you wish to cook it for a wonderful exotic meal in just 30 minutes.

Marrakesh Vegetable Curry

Rating: 4.5 stars 648
A vegetable-full curry! Serve this curry over your favorite rice and you're sure to have a tasty meal. If you have carrot-ginger juice available to you, try using it in place of the orange juice - either one is delicious!

Ta'ameya (Egyptian Falafel)

Rating: 4.5 stars 10
Falafel, or ta'ameya as we call it in Egypt, is an all-time favorite street food. In most parts of the Middle East, falafel is made with ground chickpeas. However, in Egypt, we make it with dried fava beans. They are best served with pita bread, tomato, onions, and tahini sauce.

Umm Ali

Rating: 4.5 stars 24
Umm Ali is a delicious traditional Egyptian dessert equivalent to North America's bread pudding. You can serve it warm with a scoop of French vanilla ice cream.

Moroccan-Inspired Eggs

Rating: 5 stars 1
Eggs are a great, healthy protein, which is essential for keeping your sugar levels in check. In America we often think of eggs as a breakfast food but this meal is great for lunch or dinner! Serve with warm whole grain bread for dipping.

Moroccan Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars 362
Spices, spices, spices! This recipe is thick with 'em, and your taste buds will be thick with pleasure from Moroccan Chicken. This exotic tasting dish is a definite crowd pleaser!
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Moroccan Lentil Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 547
Thick, delicious and nutritious, especially in the winter!
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Inspiration and Ideas

Slow Cooker Chicken Marrakesh
Rating: Unrated 579
World cuisine doesn’t have to be a budget buster. This Moroccan-style recipe keeps it easy and delicious.
Rating: Unrated 1
This spice mix is essential for an authentic Egyptian spread.
Couscous with Olives and Sun-Dried Tomato
Rating: 4.5 stars 57

A delicate, flavorful dish that will satisfy vegans and carnivores alike! Inspired by my family's deep Coptic Orthodox Christian tradition, this is a great meal alternative during strict fasting times. It contains no animal products or fats, but has enough flavor and visual impact to make you feel like you're not sacrificing a thing! I hope you will enjoy this recipe. Add chicken or prawns to make this vegan dish a carnivorous delight!