Salata Mashwiyya (Grilled Pepper Salad )

Healthy Ramadan Kitchen
By Family Editorial Board

Tunisian food, is heavily based on olive oil, tomatoes, and fresh bread. Unlike it's North African neighbors, the food also tends to be very spicy. Mashwiyya is a traditional to Tunisia, which employs any suitable vegetable as a side dish. The benefits of olive oil on the healthy maintenance of the digestive system, is well established.
Salata Mishwiyya
  • 4 large tomatoes (ripe but firm)
  • 2 green sweet peppers
  • 4 fresh red chilies
  • 1 medium-size onion (peeled and quartered)
  • 2 garlic cloves (crushed)
  • 4 teaspoons of caraway seed
  • 3/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 24 black olives (pitted or whole)
  • 200 grams tinned tuna (drained and flaked apart)
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs (shelled and quartered)




» Preheat the grill to very hot.


» Place the tomatoes, peppers, chilies, and onion in the grill pan, until the peppers have blistered and the onions are browned (15-20 minutes).


» Remove the chilies before the green peppers  and onions are fully cooked.


» Peel and seed the capsicums and chilies, then place in a blender together with the garlic, caraway seeds, and salt, then process briefly — five short bursts are enough.

» Arrange the vegetable mixture on a serving platter, drizzle with the olive oil and lemon juice, and garnish with the olives, flaked tuna, and quartered eggs.




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