Salat Mechouia – Grilled Capsicum and Tomato Salad

Slata Mechouia, a Tunisian cooked salad, is frequently seen as an accompaniment at Saturday lunch in the Haviv household. It is a combined effort from Marie and Robert; Robert does the roasting and Marie the chopping.

Slata Mechouia

Salat Mechouia - Grilled Capsicum and Tomato Salad

Marie Haviv


  • 3-6 ripe tomatoes
  • 2-6 green capsicums Marie always uses a very pale green variety, which I've only seen in Israel
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • [Optional] 1 fresh chilli
  • 1 lemon juice only
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt


  • roast tomatoes and capisums and peel
  • add garlic and chilli and chop all together (small)
  • add lemon juice, olive oil and salt and mix


Robert cools the tomato and capsicum, sprinkles with salt, then peels.
Marie used two crossed knives to cut the salad - like scissors.

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