Matbukha (Arabic: مطبوخة maṭbūkhah) is a Maghrebi dish of cooked tomatoes and roasted bell peppers seasoned with garlic and chili pepper. The name of the dish originates from Arabic and means “cooked” in Arabic. It is served as an appetizer, often as part of a meze table. Matbukha is popular across the Maghreb and in Israel, to where it was brought by Jewish immigrants from Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, and Libya.
It may be used as a base for an assortment of dishes including tagine, kofta and shakshouka.