Ajlouk Qura'a (Mashed-Zucchini Salad)

  • BeckyInCA Posted: 02/25/09
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    My boyfriend, lover of Tunisian cuisine, hater of zucchini, LOVED this dip. It is delish. Beyond easy to make. I served it on the Moroccan Zucchini Bread (which is an amazing recipe from this site as well). Both are fab ways to get someone to start eating zucchini!

  • nkhanson Posted: 04/02/09
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    This was awesome!!! I might make this every day! I thought the caraway seeds were a bit much - i might half them the next time and I added the feta while the zucchini was still hot to make it a bit melty and creamy. Delicious!!

  • shadowette Posted: 08/23/10
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    delish!!! i didn't have any feta but had some nice aged asiago cheese which i grated into it.... yummmmmm

  • nwilker Posted: 08/28/11
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    Great result - i was a little weary about what the outcome would be... I didn't have caraway seeds, and used cayenne pepper and garlic powder in place of harissa Turned out amazing, i love it!

  • taval2 Posted: 04/08/12
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    This was very tasty and a pleasant and healthy change from your traditional dips/spreads. I didn't have pita bread so just served it with crackers. Per other reviewers' recommendations I halved the caraway seeds (thankfully). I think the full amount would have overpowered everything. Also I didn't have harissa so I used cayenne. I made it the day before then warmed it slightly in the microwave and mixed in the feta just before serving. Will definitely make again.

  • MCarmichael Posted: 07/01/12
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    Such an awesome dip! I can't wait to throw my housewarming party so I can serve this up. The garlic really comes through (I used a pretty big clove), followed the others' instructions to half the caraway seeds (might be ok with all of them), and mixed yellow squash & zucchini and it came out great! I can see how this is better suited for zucchini though -- the yellow summer squash isn't as easy to mash up the rind. I'm sure this tastes good served warm or cold. I served it with Stacy's Multigrain Pita chips... paired really well with the seeds already in the dip. Definitely will make this again!!!

  • Alcancook Posted: 08/11/12
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    This is more a dip than a salad. I think it is much better on crackers than on pita bread. It needs the crunch of a cracker. Also seemed to taste better after sitting in the fridge overnight. NOTE: I found a good substitute for the harissa. You can find it in the Asian/Chinese section of your grocery store. It is sometimes call chili paste. The one I used is called Chili and Garlic Sauce. The brand is Tuong Ot Toi Viet-nam. Much better than cayenne powder. Besides adding some heat, it has very good flavor.


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