Mechouia (Tunisian Salad)

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Total Time
30mins
Prep
20 mins
Cook
10 mins

This traditional Tunisian salad is often served topped with quartered hard-boiled eggs and canned tuna for a first course. Serve with couscous or any unsauced fish or chicken dish. From Home for Dinner: Fresh Tastes, Quick Techniques, Easy Cooking.

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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Place peppers, chili and tomatoes cut side down on baking sheet with garlic cloves.
  2. Broil until skins of peppers and tomatoes are charred and garlic cloves are softened.
  3. Remove vegetables as they are ready.
  4. Cool slightly, then skin and seed all vegetables.
  5. Dice peppers and place in bowl.
  6. Puree tomatoes, chili, garlic, coriander, caraway seeds and cinnamon in food processor.
  7. Stir in lemon juice and olive oil.
  8. Season well with salt and pepper.
  9. Toss grilled peppers with tomato dressing.
  10. Garnish with capers.