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Matbucha with Feta and Olives Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 large red bell peppers, diced
- 2 large tomatoes, diced
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
- 1/4 cup pitted olives, sliced

Special Equipment Needed:
- Large skillet
- Cutting board
- Knife
- Measuring spoons

Step-by-Step Instructions:
1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
2. Add the garlic and red bell peppers and cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
3. Add the tomatoes, cumin, smoked paprika, coriander, cinnamon, black pepper, and sea salt.
4. Cook for an additional 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
5. Add the feta cheese and olives and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
6. Serve warm.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Temperature: Medium heat
Serving Size: 4

Nutritional Information:
Calories: 170
Fat: 11g
Carbohydrates: 10g
Protein: 6g

Substitutions for Ingredients
- Olive oil can be substituted with avocado oil.
- Feta cheese can be substituted with goat cheese.
- Olives can be substituted with capers.

- Add 1/2 cup cooked chickpeas for added protein.
- Add 1/4 cup chopped parsley for added flavor.

Tips and Tricks:
- Use freshly diced tomatoes for the best flavor.
- Adjust the seasoning to taste.

Storage Instructions:
Matbucha with Feta and Olives can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheating Instructions:
Matbucha with Feta and Olives can be reheated in a skillet over medium heat for 5 minutes.

Presentation Ideas:
Matbucha with Feta and Olives can be served with warm pita bread or over a bed of cooked quinoa.

- Chopped parsley
- Sliced olives
- Crumbled feta cheese

- Grilled chicken
- Roasted vegetables
- Hummus

Suggested Side Dishes:
- Tabbouleh
- Israeli salad
- Falafel

Troubleshooting Advice:
If the Matbucha with Feta and Olives is too spicy, add a tablespoon of honey to balance out the flavors.

Food Safety Advice:
Always store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator and consume within 3 days.

Food History:
Matbucha is a traditional Moroccan dish that is typically served as a side dish or appetizer. It is made with cooked tomatoes, bell peppers, garlic, and spices.

Flavor Profiles:
Matbucha with Feta and Olives has a savory flavor with a hint of sweetness from the bell peppers and a slight tanginess from the feta cheese and olives.

Serving Suggestions:
Matbucha with Feta and Olives can be served as an appetizer or side dish with grilled meats or roasted vegetables.

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Region: Moroccan

Taste: Tangy, Savory, Spicy, Salty, Herby