Dooymaaj Salad – An Vegetarian Moroccan Delight

Do you ever find yourself in a culinary pickle, wanting to make a nutritious and delicious meal but not sure what to choose? Well, today I have a special dish from Morocco to solve those problems – Dooymaaj Salad.

This classic recipe has been part of the Moroccan culinary tradition since ancient times. The dish is full of flavor and packed with fresh ingredients, making it a delight to eat. But what sets this meal apart is its use of complex spice combinations that tantalise your taste buds, producing a medley of flavors and textures that won’t easily be forgotten.


  • 1/2 cup of quinoa
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 1/4 cup of parsley, finely chopped


  • Firstly, cook the quinoa according to the packet instructions
  • Mix together the onion, tomato, cucumber, and red pepper in a bowl
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the olive oil, lemon juice, cumin, paprika, cayenne pepper, and sea salt.
  • Add the spice mix to the vegetables and stir until everything is well combined
  • Add the quinoa to the vegetable mix and stir until everything is well blended
  • Sprinkle in the chopped parsley and give everything a final stir
  • Serve and enjoy!

Dooymaaj Salad is a great option for vegetarians, as it is packed with protein from the quinoa, as well as all the other essential nutrients from the fresh vegetables. The spicy combination of cumin, paprika and cayenne pepper brings a unique flavor to the dish that is firmly rooted in Morocco’s rich culinary history. It is a perfect option when you’re looking for a light yet flavorful meal that’s packed with goodness.

It’s likely you’ll find yourself making this dish again and again, and why not? It’s easy and delicious. And if you need more ideas, why not take inspiration from related recipes like Amlou and Ras el Hanout.

So, why not try Dooymaaj Salad, the perfect way to transport your taste buds to Morocco!