Moroccan Tomato Salad

This Moroccan tomato salad was the perfect side dish to the Spanish chicken we were having for dinner. The preserved limes added the perfect tang to make this worth making two nights in a row.

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Moroccan Tomato Salad
Moroccan Tomato Salad

I don’t have the best peripheral vision which means that I often walk into tables. Of course it’s the corner that knocks my thigh and I always have bruises on my upper legs. My shins don’t fare much better as I walk into anything left lying around the workshop or the open drawers of my desk. I navigate by memory and so really felt stupid when I fell at gym. I changed my routine to get 2 days training done in one go. Instead of walking around a set of machines like I usually do, I walked between them. My foot caught the bottom of the inner thigh foot rest and I landed face first on the floor. My knees and cheek have carpet burns and my head made enough of a noise for people to notice the tumble. Thankfully the owner of our gym has ice packs in the freezer and I walked around with it like a huge old fashioned mobile phone was attached to my ear. We got home and I took medication for the headache and pain and arnica for the bruising. Thankfully I don’t have a black eye. But my cheek bone was sensitive to the touch for more than a week.

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5 from 4 votes

Moroccan Tomato Salad

This salad develops its flavours by leaving it to stand at room temperature before serving
Recipe Category: Salad
Makes enough for: 2 people
All Rights Reserved: Adapted from Cooking Moroccan page 29


  • 300 g baby tomatoes, quartered
  • half a preserved lime - skin only, cut into strips
  • 60 mls olive oil
  • 15 mls lime juice
  • 2.5 mls paprika
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to season
  • 2 g fresh flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • 4 g fresh coriander, finely chopped


  • Place the tomatoes and preserved lime into a bowl
  • Place the olive oil, lime juice and paprika into a mixing bowl
  • Whisk to combine
  • Season to taste
  • Pour 30mls of the dressing over the salad, reserve the rest for another day or add more to the salad when serving
  • Toss the salad to combine
  • Cover and set aside for 30 minutes
  • Add the parsley and coriander and toss to combine just before serving

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37 thoughts on “Moroccan Tomato Salad

  1. 5 stars
    You tell me, Tandy! Due to my tinnitus I gracefully sway around all day, it is worst when I suddenly get up and hit walls!
    Lovely recipe and I like the addition of the preserved lime skin, you make me dream of summer and dinners al fresco! I’d be prone to add some roasted cumin (I can hear my family’s sigh and muttering: there she goes again …).
    Have a wonderful new week!

  2. Oh Tandy – I hope your bruises heal quickly! Sometimes Itend to walk into things too – but mostly its because I am not paying attention and trying to read and walk or something equally crazy.
    BTW – this tomato salad sounds so refreshing!

  3. This salad just looks so inviting and fresh and would accompany so many dishes nicely =) Walking into things! Oh yes, I think all my friends think my husband beats me as I have so many bruises all over my legs! And really, I run into the corner of things all the time, mostly the t.v. stand! My legs are a big, bruised mess. I don’t know what my excuse is though. Happy Monday!

  4. This tomato salad looks absolutely wonderful. I just love the simplistic flavors of this dish as well.

  5. Hi Tandy, I am prone into walking into things too, sometimes I get so mad at myself. Love everything about your beautiful salad. Thankfully your all right.

  6. 5 stars
    Alas, I too always have random bruises, cuts, and scrapes, so I feel your pain. 🙂 Glad you were able to get an ice pack right away!

  7. Oh no Tandy! That’s awful, not only were you bruised and battered, you had to walk around with an ice pack strapped to your head too. I hope you are okay. I’m not traditionally one to walk into things, but when I do, I somehow manage to keep hitting the very same sore spot. Loving your pretty Moroccan Tomato Salad, its so pretty and perfect for the bazillion degree heat we are experiencing at the moment. Take care!

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