Moroccan Zucchini Salad - Cooked Moroccan Salad of Courgettes

Zucchini Salad

Christine Benlafquih

  • Total: 22 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 12 mins
  • Yield: 4 Portions (4 Servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
207 Calories
14g Fat
19g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 Portions (4 Servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 207
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 19mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Protein 4g
Calcium 103mg 8%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This easy cooked Moroccan salad is made by simmering zucchini (courgettes) with Moroccan spices, garlic, and herbs.

Although delicious as a dip―it goes particularly well with Moroccan wheat bread―it can also be eaten with a fork or spoon. Serve warm or cold.


  • 1 1/2 lb. (750 g.) fresh zucchini
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 or 3 cloves garlic (finely chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 3 or 4 tablespoons of water
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  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice (or more to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin

Steps to Make It

  1. Scrub the zucchini, but do not peel them. Cut off the ends, and chop the zucchini into tiny cubes.

  2. Place the cubed zucchini in a pot with the olive oil, garlic, spices, and water. Cover and cook over medium heat stirring occasionally, for about 7 to 8 minutes, or until the zucchini are crisp-tender.

  3. Add the lemon juice, parsley, and cumin and continue simmering, uncovered, until the liquids have reduced and the zucchini is tender but not mushy. Taste, and adjust the seasoning if desired.

  4. Serve warm or cold. Cooked zucchini salad can be eaten as a dip, or served with a fork or spoon.