Moroccan starters

From Moroccan lentil salad to lamb kebabs - check out our Moroccan starter recipes for your next dinner party. Once you've decided on the starter, don't forget to check out our entire Moroccan recipe collection for tagines, couscous and more.

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228 reviews

This is a great alternative to the standard salmon patty recipe using couscous, spinach, and cumin for an exotic flavour.

Recipe by: Emily

102 reviews

A colourful, spicy salad or side dish. It also makes a great vegetarian lunch.

Recipe by: Hetal

135 reviews

This hearty soup is a traditional dish that Moroccans use, to break the fast every night of Ramadan. It's a hearty soup with lamb, lentils, chick peas and pasta, which is spiced with cinnamon, turmeric and ginger.

Recipe by: Usman

50 reviews

This goes great with houmous on the side! It makes a delicious Christmas starter.

Recipe by: r1v

33 reviews

A magnificent sweet and spicy lamb recipe. You can increase cayenne and other spices to suit individual tastes. Serve in warm pitta with mixed greens (try using some strongly flavoured ones) and fresh herbs. Drizzle with a lemon and herb yoghurt sauce or a tzatziki.

Recipe by: Rich Madigan

12 reviews

Moroccan pancakes served with honey-butter sauce. Best during Ramadan for breaking the fast or pre-dawn, but certainly great anytime.

Recipe by: rie1975

No reviews

Delicately flavoured, skewered lamb mince kebabs with prunes, cinnamon and cumin are fabulous on the BBQ or grilled.

Recipe by: Samantha's Supper

No reviews

Cooking fish – traditionally by frying – and then submerging it in a ‘souse’ is a very tasty way to prepare it, and was once a means of preserving. Here sardines are grilled and marinated, then served on a Moroccan-spiced couscous, chickpea and pepper salad. It is a perfect prepare-ahead dish for summer entertaining.

Recipe by: Norma MacMillan

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This flavourful Moroccan dip is made with oven roasted aubergines, tomatoes, garlic and lots of herbs and spices. Simply delicious served with toasted pitta bread.

Recipe by: Julia

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Carrot dip may sound unusual, but this Mediterranean-style blend is a perfect balance of sweet and spicy, and a nice change of pace from houmous. It's delicious with pitta bread.

Recipe by: SandyG

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