Roasted Pepper Salad (Mechwiya)

Roasted Pepper Salad (Mechwia)
Roasted Pepper Salad (Mechwia)
This tart pepper relish from north Africa is a great topping for lamb kebabs and other sandwiches.Michael Kraus

This tart pepper relish from north Africa is a great topping for lamb kebabs and other sandwiches. This recipe first appeared in our April 2011 special Sandwich Issue with the article Finishing Touches.

Mechwiya (Roasted Pepper Salad)
This tart pepper relish from north Africa is a great topping for lamb kebabs and other sandwiches.
Yield: makes 1 1/4 Cups

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. finely chopped preserved lemon peel
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. finely chopped parsley
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 3 roasted red bell peppers, drained and finely chopped
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Combine lemon juice, oil, lemon peel, cumin, parsley, garlic, bell peppers, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl. Let sit for 30 minutes to allow the flavors to come together.