Zaalouk is Moroccan eggplant salad made with roasted or grilled eggplant, tomato, garlic, olive oil and spices.
We Serve Zaalouk with the main dishes as tagines ….. or you can serve it with pita bread .
You will need :
2 Black eggplants
2 small tomatoes ,peeled, seed and chopped
1 tbsp garlic paste
½ tsp ground cumin
½ tsp paprika
¼ tsp cayenne pepper
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves
3 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp olive oil
Roast or grill the eggplant until they get soft inside. leave the eggplant aside to cool down , then peel them .
In saucepan add the 2 tbsp. olive oil, garlic, spices, coriander leaves , tomatoes , let it cook for few minute and then add the eggplant. Mash the eggplant with fork and make sure all the ingredients are mixed together .Continue stir until the liquid is absorbed for 20 minutes . Add the lemon juice .
Zaalouk is ready .Serve it warm or cold.