Moroccan Harira Soup

Total Time
1hr 15mins
15 mins
1 hr

This thick soup is a wonderful comfort food. It's easy to make, delicious and healthy! I know the spices sound strange, but the end result is an excellent savory soup. Good enough for company!

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  1. Cook lentils in pot of boiling salted water for 2 minutes. Drain.
  2. Heat oil in large pot over medium heat. Add onion, parsley, cilantro, ginger, and cinnamon. Saute 5 minutes or until onion is soft.
  3. Stir in tomatoes and saute 5 minutes more.
  4. Stir in broth, chickpeas, lentils, reserved tomato liquid, and 3 cups water.
  5. Season with salt and pepper and bring to a boil.
  6. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 45 minutes or until lentils are tender, stirring occassionally.
  7. In separate bowl, whisk flour with 1 cup water.
  8. Whisk in cilantro, lemon juice and tomato paste.
  9. Add mixture to soup.
  10. Add orzo to soup.
  11. Cook for 5 minutes or until orzo is soft.