10 Delicious Moroccan Dishes You Need to Try This Year

Feb 2, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. ET
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If you have yet to dive into the culinary world of Moroccan food, then you’re in for a real treat.

To give you an idea of flavor, Moroccan food is pretty generous with its spices — from cinnamon, cumin and cloves to turmeric, saffron and paprika and more. As far as herbs go, you’ll commonly find mint, parsley, sage, caraway, verbena, coriander, peppermint and marjoram in its recipes. Moroccan cuisine is all about an abundance of flavor, which you'll soon see (and taste).

One thing you’ll always want to keep in mind when eating Moroccan food is this (and it's pretty important): Eating is a social ritual, meaning when you cook a Moroccan meal, you’re cooking for several people to share. It’s considered fundamental to most Moroccans’ way of life, so why not do the same?

Ready to dig in? From chickpea flatbreads to a slow cooker lamb stew, here are a few Moroccan dishes you’ll want to try with the whole the family.

1 /10: Crispy Moroccan Chickpea Flatbreads

1/10 :Crispy Moroccan Chickpea Flatbreads

2 /10: Slow Cooker Moroccan Lamb Stew

2/10 :Slow Cooker Moroccan Lamb Stew

3 /10: Moroccan Couscous With Roasted Vegetables

3/10 :Moroccan Couscous With Roasted Vegetables

4 /10: Moroccan Orange Salad With Cinnamon

4/10 :Moroccan Orange Salad With Cinnamon

5 /10: Moroccan Chicken Tagine

5/10 :Moroccan Chicken Tagine

6 /10: Moroccan Sweet Potato-Lentil Soup

6/10 :Moroccan Sweet Potato-Lentil Soup

7 /10: Moroccan Fish Tagine With Ginger Saffron

7/10 :Moroccan Fish Tagine With Ginger Saffron

8 /10: Moroccan Cigars

8/10 :Moroccan Cigars

9 /10: Moroccan Meatball & Egg Tagine

9/10 :Moroccan Meatball & Egg Tagine

10 /10: Spring Veggie & Lemon Moroccan Chicken Skewers

10/10 :Spring Veggie & Lemon Moroccan Chicken Skewers