Mechouia salad
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Alternative nameshrissa, grilled Salad
TypeSalad
Place of origin Tunisia
Region or state Tunisia
Associated national cuisineTunisian

Mechouia salad (Arabic: سلطة مشوية, romanizedsalata mashwiya, "grilled salad") is a Tunisian salad. A very popular first course dish from Tunisia, a country in North Africa that appreciates spiciness, it is especially consumed in the summer, and is a grilled vegetable, tomatoes, peppers, onions and garlic salad, that may also contain eggplant. They are grilled in the oven or on the stove and then ground together, spiced, and then tuna and olive oil are added, and sometimes boiled eggs are placed for decoration.

Health benefits

Slata Mechouia is a major dietary source of the antioxidant lycopene which has been linked to many health benefits, including reduced risk of heart disease and cancer. They are also a great source of vitamin C, potassium, folate and vitamin K. Contains fiber, vitamin E and C. North Africans use it to reduce inflammation and heal infections.[1][2][3][4][5]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Tunisian Grilled Salad (Slata Mechouia) | Kitchen Vignettes | PBS Food". PBS Food. 2016-07-06. Retrieved 2017-04-18.
  2. ^ "Salad Mechouia Tunisian Salad) Recipe - Food.com". Retrieved 2017-04-18.
  3. ^ "TUNISIAN SALADE MECHOUIA". Epicurious. Retrieved 2017-04-18.
  4. ^ Ottolenghi, Yotam (2016-07-30). "Yotam Ottolenghi's summer salads to make you smile". the Guardian. Retrieved 2017-04-18.
  5. ^ "Tunisian 'Mechouia' salad". food:recipes. Retrieved 2017-04-18.