Chlada Fakya Recipe - A Refreshing Algerian Fruit Salad

Chlada Fakya

Chlada Fakya Recipe - A Refreshing Algerian Fruit Salad
Region / culture: Algeria | Preparation time: 15 minutes | Cooking time: 0 minutes | Servings: 4


Chlada Fakya
Chlada Fakya

Chlada Fakya is a refreshing and fruity Moroccan dessert that is perfect for hot summer days. This chilled fruit salad is bursting with flavor and is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.


Chlada Fakya has been a popular dessert in Morocco for many years. It is often served during special occasions and celebrations, as well as a refreshing treat on a hot day.


How to prepare

  1. Mix all of the ingredients together.
  2. Chill the mixture before serving and serve it with whipped cream.


  • Add a splash of orange blossom water for a floral twist.
  • Top with chopped nuts or coconut flakes for added texture.
  • Mix in a handful of mint leaves for a refreshing flavor.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to chill the mixture before serving to enhance the flavors.

- Feel free to adjust the amount of sugar and lemon juice to suit your taste preferences.

- You can also add other fruits such as grapes or berries for added variety.

Serving Suggestions

Chlada Fakya can be served as a light and refreshing dessert on its own, or paired with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for added indulgence.

Cooking Techniques

Mixing all the ingredients together and chilling the mixture is the main cooking technique for this recipe.

Ingredient Substitutions

Feel free to swap out the fruits used in the recipe for your favorites or what is in season.

Make Ahead Tips

Chlada Fakya can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Presentation Ideas

Serve Chlada Fakya in individual bowls or glasses for a beautiful presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

This dessert pairs well with a cup of Moroccan mint tea or a glass of sparkling water.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Chlada Fakya is best served chilled and does not need to be reheated.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of Chlada Fakya contains approximately 150 calories.


Chlada Fakya is a high-carbohydrate dessert due to the fruits and sugar used in the recipe.


This dessert is low in fats, making it a healthier option for those watching their fat intake.


Chlada Fakya is not a significant source of protein.

Vitamins and minerals

This dessert is packed with essential vitamins and minerals from the variety of fruits used in the recipe.


Chlada Fakya is free of common allergens such as nuts, dairy, and gluten.


Chlada Fakya is a nutritious and delicious dessert that is perfect for satisfying your sweet cravings while also providing essential vitamins and minerals.


Chlada Fakya is a delightful Moroccan dessert that is easy to make and perfect for any occasion. With its refreshing flavors and nutritious ingredients, it is sure to become a favorite in your household.

How did I get this recipe?

I vividly recall the moment I first laid eyes on this recipe for Chlada Fakya. It was a warm summer day in my small village in Morocco, and I was strolling through the bustling marketplace, taking in the sights and sounds of the vendors selling their fresh produce and spices. As I passed by a small corner stall, my nose was suddenly filled with the most delicious aroma I had ever smelled.

Intrigued, I made my way over to the stall and saw an elderly woman hunched over a large pot, stirring what looked like a colorful concoction of fruits and nuts. I watched as she skillfully poured in a mixture of orange blossom water and honey, the sweet scent wafting towards me and making my mouth water.

Curious, I struck up a conversation with the woman and asked her what she was making. She smiled warmly and told me it was a traditional Moroccan dessert called Chlada Fakya, a refreshing fruit salad that was perfect for hot summer days. She explained that the dish was a staple in her family for generations, and she was happy to pass on the recipe to anyone who was interested.

Intrigued by her offer, I eagerly accepted and watched as she added dates, figs, almonds, and raisins to the mix. She then handed me a small scrap of paper with the recipe written in beautiful Arabic script, along with a few tips on how to make it just right.

I thanked the woman profusely and hurried home to try my hand at making Chlada Fakya. As I gathered the ingredients and followed the instructions, I couldn't help but feel a sense of excitement and anticipation. The aroma of the orange blossom water and honey filled my kitchen, transporting me back to that bustling marketplace and the kind woman who had shared her recipe with me.

When the dish was finally ready, I took a bite and was instantly transported to a world of sweet and tangy flavors that danced on my taste buds. The combination of the fresh fruits and crunchy nuts was a delight to my senses, and I knew that this recipe would become a favorite in my own family for years to come.

Since that fateful day in the marketplace, I have made Chlada Fakya countless times, each batch a little different from the last as I experimented with different fruits and nuts. But no matter how I tweak the recipe, the essence of the dish remains the same - a tribute to the rich culinary heritage of Morocco and the generosity of the woman who first shared it with me.

As I sit here now, surrounded by my family and friends, enjoying a bowl of Chlada Fakya on a warm summer evening, I can't help but feel grateful for the serendipitous encounter that led me to discover this delicious dessert. It serves as a reminder that recipes, like memories, are meant to be shared and passed down through generations, connecting us to our past and shaping our future. And for that, I will always be thankful to the kind woman in the marketplace who introduced me to the wonders of Chlada Fakya.


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