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Alternative names Turkish salad
Type Salad
Course Appetizer
Main ingredients Tomatoes, bell peppers, garlic, chili peppers
Cookbook: Matbucha  Media: Matbucha

Matbucha (Arabic: مطبوخةmaṭbūkhah) is a cooked dish of tomatoes and roasted bell peppers seasoned with garlic and chili pepper.[1] The name of the dish originates from Arabic and means "cooked [salad]". It is served as an appetizer, often as part of a meze. Matbucha is popular across the Maghreb and in Israel, to where it was brought by Jewish immigrants from Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, and Libya.[2]

It is not clear how old this dish is, since tomatoes were introduced to the east only close to the year 1800, and to Europe only after America was discovered (c. 1492).

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