Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 55 mins

The name of this dish is Egyptian Salad, but I've seen this in Moroccan Restaurants, Ethiopian Restaurants, Israeli Restaurants...It's name should be more like North African Salad.


  1. Cut all the peppers in half length wise and de-seed them.
  2. Cut all the peppers, length-wise, into 1/2 inch slices.
  3. In a large covered pot, saute onions in oil until translucent, then add the peppers and cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Add tomato juice, cover and cook on med heat for 5-10 minutes.
  5. Add tomatoes, salt and pepper; cover and cook another 15 minutes.
  6. Add vinegar, cover and cook another 10-15 minutes.
  7. serve hot, cold or at room tempreture.
  8. Excellent side dish with almost anything.
Most Helpful

What a nice side dish and a great way to use some of the ripe tomatoes in my garden. I took chef 502866's advice and roasted the peppers before adding into tomato-onion mixture. Served this with chicken & sausage kabobs, mushroom risotto and crusty bread. What a feast!

Clean Plate Club August 28, 2008

This was good and I'm giving it 4 stars because I'm sure I made some mistakes in making it. But i didnt love it as much the others. I was expecting the tomatoes to hold their structure and mine came out a bit too watery...I will, however, try to make it again, and see if adding the tomatoes at the end and cooking them for just a bit, helps with the texture.

RehReh October 09, 2007

Hi, I love this. But I made a few minor changes - I only used yellow, red and orange peppers. I sliced the peppers in half, grilled them and blackened the skins, popped them in a plastic bag and let the skins steam off. I also skinned and seeded the tomatoes. I didn't add the peppers until after the tomatoes and then just allowed the peppers to cook for the last 10 minutes. I served it to my vegetarian friend, at room temperature (the salad, not my friend) on italian style griddled bread rubbed with olive oil and garlic. Not very Egyptian I know, but it was just sublime. Thank you.

donnafenley June 09, 2007