Low FODMAP Moroccan Feast!

Who said the low FODMAP diet couldn’t be fun! Impress your non-FODMAP family and friends with this winning meal that everyone will love!

This feast can be prepared and cooked in approx. 90 minutes. I would advise doing things in this order:

1.Marinade your chicken overnight (or at least 1 hour before cooking)

2.Make the spice mix and yoghurt dip (will take you up to 30 minutes)

3.Get the spuds and carrots into the oven (they take up to 25 mins to cook)

4.Heat the gill and get the chicken on (takes 15-20 mins to cook)

5.Serve altogether!

Ras el hanout

Ras el hanout is a pungent, earthy Moroccan spice blend with a balance of sweet and bitter elements. Its name translates from Arabic as “head of the shop” because all the best spices go into it! It pairs especially exceptionally well with chicken, lamb, beef and chickpeas. It is a key ingredient in Moroccan-style tagines. 

You can find this spice blend in most supermarkets but make sure there’s no onion or garlic in the ingredients list. Alternatively, you can make it fresh which I believe is best!


1 tsp salt

1 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp ground ginger

1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp ground turmeric

¾ tsp freshly ground black pepper

½ tsp ground white pepper

½ tsp ground coriander

½ tsp ground paprika

½ tsp ground allspice

½ tsp ground nutmeg

¼ tsp ground cloves


Mix all ingredients in a small bowl until evenly blended. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 month.

Chicken Ras al Hanout

Serves 4


4 chicken breasts

200g natural yoghurt

2 tbs ras al hanout spice blend

Lemon zest from one small lemon, plus juice for the end

2 tbs garlic infused oil


Make a paste with the ras el hanoutsalt, garlic infused oil and lemon zest, mixing together in a large bowl.

Add chicken and turn to coat well. Chill for at least 60 minutes or preferably overnight to marinate.

When marinated, preheat grill to medium-high heat or alternatively, preheat a barbeque to medium-high.

Remove chicken from marinade, allowing excess to drip off.

Drizzle with oil and grill or bbq chicken for 5 to 8 minutes per side, or until fully cooked through. Thicker chicken breasts will need more time to cook.

Moroccan Roast Spuds


400g baby potatoes

3 tbs garlic infused oil

1 tbs ras el hanout spice blend


Preheat the oven to 200C

In a baking try, combine the potatoes, oil and spice mix

Try spread potatoes in a single layer and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until potatoes are golden brown, stirring once halfway through cooking time.

Before serving, toss with fresh cilantro and re-season with salt and pepper, if needed.

Moroccan Caramelized Carrots


6 medium carrots

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 tbs brown sugar

Salt and pepper

2 tablespoons fresh orange juice

1/4 teaspoon cumin


Hanful of chopped coriander

1 tsp orange zest


Preheat oven to 200C

Peel the carrots then cut into thin strips

In a small bowl mix oil, sugar and salt and pepper

Toss this with the carrots and spread out in a single layer in a non-stick baking tray.

Roast for 20 to 25 minutes, stirring the carrots halfway through until soft and slightly caramelized.

Whisk the orange juice, cumin and coriander

Toss with dressing with the roasted carrots

Optional: Garnish with fresh coriander and orange zest

Yoghurt Dip

200g Greek yoghurt

¼ cucumber grated

½ tsp ground cumin

1 tbs chopped fresh mint

Freshly ground black pepper


Mix all the ingredients together et voila!

Place all dishes in the middle of the table and let people help themselves. Enjoy!

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