Categories: Food & Drink

My Perfect Moroccan Harira Soup

Transport your taste buds to the vibrant and aromatic landscapes of Morocco with this delightful Moroccan Harira Soup recipe. Bursting with rich flavors and nourishing ingredients, this traditional soup is a hearty blend of chickpeas, red lentils, and a medley of aromatic spices.

As you prepare this culinary masterpiece, envision the bustling markets of Marrakech and the warmth of Moroccan hospitality. Let the enticing fragrance of cumin, cinnamon, and fresh herbs fill your kitchen, creating a sensory experience that mirrors the essence of Moroccan cuisine.

Get ready to savor a bowl of comfort that not only satisfies the palate but also captures the spirit of North African culinary traditions. Shall we embark on this culinary journey together?”

For the Soup:
1 cup dried chickpeas, soaked overnight
1 cup red lentils
1 large onion, finely chopped
2 celery stalks, finely chopped
2 carrots, peeled and finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 can (400g) diced tomatoes
1/4 cup tomato paste
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro (coriander)
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust to taste)
Salt and pepper to taste
8 cups vegetable or chicken broth
2 tablespoons olive oil For the Soup


1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro (coriander)

1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley Lemon wedges


Rinse the soaked chickpeas and place them in a large soup pot. Add the red lentils, chopped onion, celery, carrots, and minced garlic. Pour in the diced tomatoes, tomato paste, chopped cilantro, chopped parsley, ground turmeric, ground ginger, ground cinnamon, ground cumin, ground coriander, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper. Add the vegetable or chicken broth to the pot, ensuring that all ingredients are well submerged. Drizzle olive oil over the soup mixture and stir to combine. Bring the soup to a boil over medium-high heat. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low, cover the pot, and let it simmer for about 1 to 1.5 hours, or until the chickpeas are tender. Taste the soup and adjust the seasoning if necessary. If the soup is too thick, you can add more broth to achieve your desired consistency.

Just before serving, stir in additional chopped cilantro and parsley for a fresh burst of flavor. Ladle the Moroccan soup into bowls and serve with lemon wedges on the side.

Enjoy the rich and flavorful Moroccan Harira soup!

Image Credit – @Sadiesbubbleofyum

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