401 – Moroccan Potato Salad / سلطة بطاطس
This Potato salad with Charmoula is a staple side dish in Moroccan cuisine. You can serve it hot, warm, or cold! Yummy!
- 500 g of potatoes
- 1/4 preserved lemon – just the skin (chopped)
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley
- 2 garlic cloves
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon ground paprika
- 1/2 tablespoon ground cumin
- Chili pepper (to taste)
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- Salt (to taste)
1- First, peel the potatoes and cut them into evenly bite-size cubes.
2- Place the potatoes in a pot and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and cook the potatoes until tender. you should be able to easily slice through with a fork. Don’t overcook them!
3- Drain the potatoes from the water and keep on the side.
4- Now let’s prepare the rest of the ingredients.
5- Quarter a preserved lemon. Remove the pulp from a quarter, and chop the skin into small pieces.
6- Grate the garlic cloves. Chop some fresh cilantro and some fresh parsley.
7- In a flat pan, on low heat, drizzle the olive oil, add the grated garlic and the spices: paprika, ground cumin, and chili pepper. Mix and cook for 1 minute.
8- Add some fresh lemon juice… then place the potatoes in this sauce. Gently mix in the potatoes so that every piece is coated with yumminess.
9- Add the chopped cilantro and parsley. Mix and cook for 2 minutes.
Now add the preserved lemon pieces. Mix.
Taste first and finally add salt – remember preserved lemons are very salty. Cook for another minute and serve immediately.
10- Yes, you can add more fresh cilantro on top! Hot, Warm, or Cold.