Matbucha is a Jewish Moroccan condiment that is extremely popular in Israel. It is traditionally served on Shabbat with homemade bread – usually challah. It is also a popular condiment served with a variety of salads.

There are many ways to make this recipe – some sweeter than others or even quite spicy, with chili peppers igniting a fire in the throat. My recipe is part of a cache of family recipes. It balances sweetness, acidity and heat. Enjoy it as a condiment served cold or warm.

Make Ahead Note: The preparation for this recipe is simple, but the cooking

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