‘Matbucha’ is an old Maghrebi Jew recipe which subsequently landed in the Iberian peninsula. That's why this tasty recipe from the Arab world became known in Europe. It is a cooked salad of tomatoes, peppers and onions with the addition of various spices, garlic, chili and other fragrant and delicious ingredients. Serve with bread, garlic bread, tortillas or, if you have any, with challah, the typical bread of the Sabbath.
Take the tomatoes and hold them briefly over a naked flame so that they peel easily. Then chop them up, and do the same with some garlic. Drain the peppers from their preserving oil. Take a frying pan and add a tablespoon of the oil from the peppers. Add the chopped garlic and the sun-dried tomato paste, then the ground fennel, coriander and cumin seeds, along with some chilli. Add the chopped onion, the tomatoes and the passata. Mix well. Add the spices and cook, adjust the salt if necessary and serve on bruschetta.