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Harira (Moroccan Chickpea and Lentil Soup)

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Harira (Moroccan Chickpea and Lentil Soup)

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  • 2 Tbsp. oil
  • 1 onion (diced)
  • 3 stalks celery (diced, plus celery leaves, chopped)
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. ground turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
  • 15 oz. crushed tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp. harissa (plus more for serving)
  • 8 cups vegetable stock (or water)
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro (chopped, divided)
  • 1 cup lentils
  • 15 oz. chickpeas (drained)
  • kosher salt (to taste)
  • lemons (wedges, to serve)
  • Greek yogurt (optional)
  • toasted almonds (optional)
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    Calories270Calories from Fat70
    Total Fat8g12%
    Saturated Fat1g5%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat70
    Total Carbohydrate39g13%
    Dietary Fiber13g52%
    Vitamin A20%
    Vitamin C35%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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    Eileen 8 months ago
    Fantastic! Great depth of flavor and even better on day two/
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    Kistler 9 months ago
    Great recipe, make sure you give it a go
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    Christy S. 9 months ago
    This turned out really delicious. Even my 8yr old loved it. (they picked out the tomato chunks, but ate everything else; I would use tomato sauce instead of crushed tomatoes next time to avoid the pickiness.
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    Talia Blue 10 months ago
    Might’ve done something wrong myself
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    Marina Joss a year ago
    This was really tasty 😀 I crushed fresh tomatoes instead of using canned ones. I also used a bit of siracha and chili garlic sauce because I couldn’t find the harissa in the store. I upped the amount of cumin and tumeric a bit as I added water. Overall this was easy to make, spicy and flavorable, and healthy.
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    marshall a year ago
    Very nice flavor… the lemon wedges and cilantro bring the spice to another level
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    Brett Brandon a year ago
    Very tasty. Used chicken broth and added chicken. Couldn't find Harissa but it still tasted good
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    Alan C. a year ago
    Excellent recipe, quite easy, delicious
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    Elizabeth 2 years ago
    So good!!! Would make it again for sure!
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    Ellen B 2 years ago
    Delicious, the whole family enjoyed, though I skipped cinnamon and added Couscous, mushrooms and potatoes 😊
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    Vandermolen 2 years ago
    Modified to make my own
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    Roberts 2 years ago
    A lot of flavor and great combination of textures... liquid, crunch, soft. yum! The only thing I did differently was that I added two extra stocks of celery.
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    Tricia 2 years ago
    Very good! Lots of flavor in this soup. I did not have harissa, so I substituted 1 Tbsp chili powder and some red pepper flakes.
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    Ya Ni Ra Cal 2 years ago
    I had it a bit dry. Taste delicious. Definitely making this again. Amazing for dinner.
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    L Castro 2 years ago
    Good stuff!! Followed the comment from the other reviewer and added carrots; nice suggestion.. Ran it in a pressure cooker according to suggested time and it came out perfect. Easy prep and cook for return on flavour. Had some upgrades that really pushed the flavours up. -Made fresh chicken stock -Vegetable stock cube -Crème fraîche (super fatty local farm) -15% addition on all spices
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    Dodo Nn 2 years ago
    Great! Just added carrots and Ras El Hanout for extra greatness as they did in Morocco.