Recipe for Making Algerian Salad

Traditional Algerian cuisine includes a mix of various influences from Berber, Arab, Turkish, and French tastes. Algerians usually include the following ingredients in their cooking: tomatoes, olives, peppers, eggplant, lentils, oranges and lemons in lamb, chicken and fish. Below are ingredients to make a simple Algerian salad.


  • 2 sweet red peppers, chopped fine
  • 4 medium ripe tomatoes, chopped
  • 3/4 cup sliced cucumber
  • 2 small onions, sliced thin
  • 1/2 cup black olives, pitted and halved
  • 6 anchovy slices, chopped
  • 2 hard boiled eggs, quartered
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh basil or cilantro
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation Method

  1. Place all ingredients into a large salad bowl and toss gently.
  2. May be served with pita bread.
About the author

Joshua Mok has been living in Tunisia since 2016. He has traveled extensively throughout the country, and has firsthand experience with the language, people, and culture of North Africa. It is his passion to introduce to others some of the best destinations in North Africa that he has experienced.

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