Moroccan Grilled Potato Skewers

Moroccan Grilled Potato Skewers Brochettes

Moroccan Grilled Potato Skewers

Source: Potatoes USA
Potatoes take a walk on the spicy side in the bold yet light side dish. It’s seasoned with a flavor-packed charmoula (pesto-like sauce), grilled and sprinkled with a Moroccan spice blend. Add some chicken or lean beef for a complete kabob-style dinner.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course 30 Minutes or Less, Main Course
Servings 6


  • 1 1/2 Pound Assorted red yellow, and purple potatoes, unpeeled, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes
  • 3/4 Cup Charmoua*
  • 12 1-inch pieces pickled lemon rind
  • 12 Bay leaves fresh or dried
  • 12 Pitted Kalamata olives
  • Moroccan spice blend * as needed**


  • Simmer potatoes until tender, drain and toss with charmoula. Cool. Thread one cube of each kind of potato onto each of 6 skewers, alternating with 1 bay leaf, 1 piece lemon rind and 1 olive.
  • Grill skewers over gas or charcoal grill, turning to form grill marks on each side. Sprinkle with Moroccan spice blend.
  • *To make Charmoula, in blender, purée 3/4 cup cilantro leaves, 3/4 cup parsley leaves, 1/2 cup lemon juice, 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar, 6 cloves garlic, 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, 1 1/ 2 teaspoons paprika, 3/8 teaspoon ground cumin and 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper. (Yield: 3/4 cup)
  • ** Use a good quality store-bought Moroccan spice blend.