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Our 28 Best North African Recipes for Terrific Tagines and Then Some | Saveur

From the rich tagines of Morocco to the harissa-spiced dishes of Tunisia, we've rounded up our favorite North African recipes.

North African Spiced Chicken

A warm and smokey homemade North African spice blend is used to season chicken thighs in this quick and easy weeknight dish. Just season, sear, and bake for a simple but flavourful main the whole family will love!

North African Spiced Lamb Meatballs with Roasted Red Pepper Harissa

4 · North African Spiced Lamb Meatballs are incredible! Seasoned with homemade Ras el Hanout along with smoked paprika and Aleppo pepper. They are serve it next to couscous, torn naan and with a simple yet flavorful red pepper Harissa!


  • 1 lb Lamb
  • 1/2 tsp Aleppo pepper
  • 1 Chili peppers or fresno chile, roasted
  • 1/2 cup Cilantro, leaves
  • 1/2 tsp Coriander, ground
  • 4 cloves Garlic
  • 1/2 cup Mint, leaves
  • 1 cup Onion
  • 1/2 cup Parsley, leaves
  • 3 Red bell peppers, large roasted
  • 1/2 Red onion, medium
  • 1 Egg, large
Pasta & Grains
  • 1/2 cup Quick oats
Baking & Spices
  • 1/4 tsp Black pepper, ground
  • 1 1/4 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 tsp Paprika, smoked
Oils & Vinegars
  • 3 tbsp Olive oil, light
Nuts & Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin, ground
  • 1 tablespoon Ras el Hanout
A North African Carrot Salad that's a quick and easy side that goes well with rice, grain, or couscous dishes.

A North African Carrot Salad that's a quick and easy side that goes well with rice, grain, or couscous dishes.


  • 6 cups Carrots
  • 4 sprigs Mint
  • 2 Oranges
  • 1/4 cup Parsley
  • 2 tbsp Raisins
  • 1 tbsp Harissa paste
  • 3 tbsp Lemon juice
Baking & Spices
  • 1 Black pepper
  • 1 tsp Sea salt
Oils & Vinegars
  • 3 tbsp Olive oil
Nuts & Seeds
  • 3/4 tsp Cumin
North African Fish Cakes in a Chermoula Tomato Sauce | NY Based Photographer Jenny Huang

Beautifully tender barramundi fish cakes braised in a fennel tomato sauce flavored with the North African herb sauce, chermoula

Easy Shakshuka (Spiced North African Tomato and Eggs) - food to glow

I was almost going to call this A Nearly Store Cupboard Shakshuka, but I realised that might be a tad presumptuous. I have had plenty of times in my life when the cupboards contained barely a tin of soup, let alone the fixings for a whole meal, so I can’t assume that the likes of … Continue reading

Moroccan vegetable couscous cakes make use of leftover couscous, fresh diced vegetables and spices. Pan fried until crispy brown, they're a flavorful side dish or light meal. #CouscousRecipes #LeftoverCouscous #CouscousPatties #MoroccanRecipes

Moroccan Couscous Cakes are a 20 minute method to use up leftover couscous! Fry these up in no time at all for a great vegetarian meal.

41 Best African Food Recipes You Need to Try

2 · 30 minutes · In the mood for something exotic and flavorful? Transport your tastebuds with these delicious African food recipes.


  • 1. Beghrir Baghrir
  • 2. African Beignets
  • 3. Fried Plantains
  • 4. Nigerian Coconut Candy
  • 5. Peanut Stew with Sweet Potatoes and Okra
  • 6. Pepper Soup
  • 7. Nigerian Salad
  • 8. Peanut Soup
  • 9. Instant Pot Misir Wot
  • 10. Peppermint Crisp Tart
  • 11. Atakilt Wat
  • 12. Chicken Stew
  • 13. Milk Tart
  • 14. Nigerian Stew
  • 15. Peanut Butter Soup
  • 16. Ghana Jollof Rice
  • 17. Shakshuka
  • 18. Slow Cooker Lamb Tagine with Apricots
  • 19. Beef Stew
  • 20. Bobotie
  • 21. Lamb and Apricot Kebabs
  • 22. Harissa Potato Salad
  • 23. Tagine Style Chicken and Olives
  • 24. Baked Yucca Fries
  • 25. Kachumbari
  • 26. Spiced Carrot Millet
  • 27. Air Fryer Peri Peri Chicken
  • 28. Peanut Yam Stew
  • 29. Pili Pili
  • 30. Aish Baladi
  • 31. Baghrir with Orange Butter Sauce
  • 32. Vegetarian Instant Pot Moroccan Stew
  • 33. Instant Pot African Peanut Stew
  • 34. West African Peanut Chicken Stew
  • 35. Fried Plantains with Vegetables
  • 36. Vegan Peanut Stew with Butternut Squash
  • 37. Chakalaka
  • 38. Peri Peri Rice
  • 39. Peppermint Crisp Tart with a Twist
  • 40. Beef Trinchado
  • 41. Ful Medames
Leblebi! This North African chickpea stew is a great pantry meal. It calls for sautéing onions, garlic, cilantro, and spices, then adding canned, crushed tomatoes and water and simmering till done. A swirl of harissa adds a smoky, spicy kick that's so, so good. #chickpeas #moroccan #leblebi #stew #pantry #fall #winter #soup

14 · 35 minutes · Source: Cal Peternell's Twelve Recipes The original recipe calls for chopped or grated tomatoes or 1/2 cup of roasted tomato puree. I find the canned, crushed tomatoes to work just as well. If you don't feel like using dried chickpeas and cooking them from scratch, you can use canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed. You'll need 6 cups (about three 15-oz cans). Peternell suggests a few other serving ideas: croutons, a poached egg or hard-boiled egg, a sprinkling of ground cumin, oil and…


  • 1 lb Chickpeas, dried
  • 6 cups Chickpeas, cooked
  • 1/2 cup Cilantro, stems and leaves
  • 2 Garlic cloves
  • 3/4 cup Tomatoes
  • 1 Yellow onion, large
  • 1 Harissa
Baking & Spices
  • 3 2/3 tbsp Kosher salt
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 Red pepper flakes
Oils & Vinegars
  • 4 tbsp Olive oil
Nuts & Seeds
  • 2 tsp Cumin seeds
Bread & Baked Goods
  • 1 Flatbreads
North African-Style Shakshuka | GradFood

Shakshuka is off the hooka! But seriously, this aromatic spiced shakshuka is hands-down our FAVORITE breakfast recipe!

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