Zaalouk with Tahini Recipe

If you had fun making the yummy Classic Zaalouk with me before and want to try something new, check out this cool recipe, Zaalouk with Tahini. I found this recipe on another blog, I didn’t know that we could Mix Zaalouk with Tahini, So I decided to give it a try.┬áThis recipe can bring the awesome flavors of Morocco to your kitchen, mixing the smoky goodness of roasted eggplants with the nutty fun of tahini. Zaalouk with Tahini

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If you like tasty plant-based meals or just want to try something different, trust me, you’ve got to try this recipe. And guess what? It’s super easy to make! Normally, this recipe doesn’t have tomato sauce, but this time, I added tomato sauce to make it extra special. I mixed it with eggplants and other flavors, and guess what? It tasted really, really delicious!

Ingredients

To start making this Zaalouk with Tahini, gather these ingredients:
  • 3 large eggplants
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika

How to Make Zaalouk with Tahini

Roasting the Eggplants

Let’s start by roasting the eggplants. You can do this over a flame or in the oven until they become soft, charred outside, and tender inside. Once they’re all done, let them cool, and then peel away the skin.

Creating the Base

In a pan, heat up some olive oil and make it sizzle! Add tiny pieces of garlic and cook them until they turn a beautiful golden color. Now, let’s invite our main ingredient, the roasted eggplant! Mash it into the tomato and garlic mix, And add some tomato sauce, creating a super tasty base for our zaalouk.

Tahini

Stir in some tahini, cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper. The tahini makes everything creamy and a bit nutty, making our dish taste even more awesome. Let the flavors become friends by stirring now and then.

Serve

To finish our delicious creation, sprinkle some fresh parsley on top. It’s adding a little bit of looking freshness! Serve your zaalouk with tahini all warm.

Tips

  • Roast those eggplants early and pop them in the fridge. That way, You can make this appetizer every time you want because Eggplants are the main ingredient and base of this delicious dish.
  • if you like lemon on your dishes, You can Add a bit of lemon juice for a tangy twist.
  • Want it a bit spicy or not too much? Add more or less paprika or a tiny bit of chili powder.
  • Try making your own tahini! All you need are sesame seeds, olive oil, and a little bit of salt.

Kitchen Equipment

Before you start your cooking process, Ensure you have the following kitchen equipment:
  • Skillet
  • Chef’s knife
  • Cutting board
  • Mixing bowls
  • Wooden spoon
  • Food processor (optional), You can use it to make the cooking process faster.

How to Store

Keep any extra in a closed container in the fridge for up to one week. The flavors get stronger, and you can enjoy it in salads, wraps, or just by itself.

FAQ

Can I Put Zaalouk with Tahini in the Freezer?

Yep! You can freeze Zaalouk with Tahini for three months. It might feel a bit different when you unfreeze it, but it’s still tasty. Just keep it in a tight container!

Any Tips for Making Zaalouk Early?

Zaalouk loves to hang out in the fridge before you eat it. In Morocco, they often serve it before the main meal. You can make it and keep any extra in the fridge. Feel free to enjoy it before or after any meal! You can do this on the same day or even up to a whole week.

Can I Make Zaalouk with Tahini Not Spicy?

Absolutely! If you don’t like too much spice, use less paprika or skip the chili powder.

What’s the Best Way to Warm Up Zaalouk?

To make it warm again, you can use the microwave. Just give it a gentle stir halfway through. Or, you can heat it up on the stovetop on low heat

Any Fun Ways to Eat Zaalouk?

Totally! You can try Zaalouk on pizza or mix it into your breakfast eggs. You can even eat it with veggies.

How to Make Zaalouk with Tahini Extra Creamy?

Easy! Just add more tahini until it’s as creamy as you want. It makes Zaalouk super yummy and nutty!

Is Zaalouk with Tahini Good for Kids?

Kids can have lots of fun making it and eating it too. You can even use it as a dip for veggies or crackers.

Can I Use Different Herbs instead of Parsley?

For sure! You can use fresh cilantro or mint.

What Drinks Can I Have with Zaalouk?

Try it with lemonade or Moroccan mint tea for the best combination and the perfect Moroccan meal.

Conclusion

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Zaalouk with Tahini

Recipe by MamaCourse: AppetizersCuisine: MoroccanDifficulty: Easy

Zaalouk with Tahini is a yummy Moroccan dish with roasted eggplants mixed with tasty tomatoes, garlic, and tahini. It's super easy to make and perfect for kids! You can have it as a yummy appetizer or a side dish, and it brings the delicious and smoky flavors of Morocco right to your plate. Usually, Zaalouk can be made just based on Eggplants but in this recipe, I added tahini, and the taste was so delicious.

Ingredients

  • 3 large eggplants

  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced

  • 2 tomatoes, diced

  • Tomato Sauce

  • 1/4 cup olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons tahini

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

Directions

  • Let's start by roasting the eggplants. You can do this over a flame or in the oven until they become soft, charred outside, and tender inside. Once they're all done, let them cool, and then peel away the skin
  • In a pan, heat up some olive oil and make it sizzle! Add tiny pieces of garlic and cook them until they turn a beautiful golden color. Now, let's invite our main ingredient, the roasted eggplant! Mash it into the tomato and garlic mix, And add some tomato sauce, creating a super tasty base for our zaalouk.
  • Stir in some tahini, cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper. The tahini makes everything creamy and a bit nutty, making our dish taste even more awesome. Let the flavors become friends by stirring now and then.
  • To finish our delicious creation, sprinkle some fresh parsley on top. It's adding a little bit of looking freshness! Serve your zaalouk with tahini all warm.

Notes

  • Roast those eggplants early and pop them in the fridge. That way, You can make this appetizer every time you want because Eggplants are the main ingredient and base of this delicious dish.
  • if you like lemon on your dishes, You can Add a bit of lemon juice for a tangy twist.
  • Want it a bit spicy or not too much? Add more or less paprika or a tiny bit of chili powder.
  • Try making your own tahini! All you need are sesame seeds, olive oil, and a little bit of salt.

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