Armchair Traveling: 7 Dishes for a Moroccan Dinner Party

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

Cumin, cinnamon, mint, and lemon: these are the flavors we most strongly associate with Moroccan cuisine. When you start thinking of these spices in terms of nutty pilafs and rich tagines, a Moroccan-themed dinner party practically writes itself.

Cooked Wild Greens Salad from Saveur – Cumin and lemon transform this dish of simple steamed greens.

Moroccan Baby Carrot Salad from 101 Cookbooks – A classic sweet-savory side dish.

Squash and Chickpea Moroccan Stew from Smitten Kitchen – With slivered almonds, preserved lemons, and green olives, oh my!

Lamb Tagine with Prunes and Cinnamon from Gourmet – Slow-cooked until the meat practically melts into the sauce.

Shrimp and Vegetable Tagine with Preserved Lemon from Food & Wine – Ginger and sweet paprika give this dish a kick.

Yogurt Cake from Epicurious – A simple dessert is just the ticket after such a rich meal.

Almond Pastries in Honey Syrup from Leite’s Culinaria – Then again, you can’t go wrong with sweet and crunchy.

What Moroccan dishes do you love?

We support our readers with carefully chosen product recommendations to improve life at home. You support us through our independently chosen links, many of which earn us a commission.