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    Moroccan Lentil Soup

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    1 hrs 10 mins

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    50 mins

    Saguaro's Note:

    This is a delicious, healthy, colorful soup. From Fields Of Greens by Annie Somerville. Freshly toasted and ground spices really make a difference here.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Pick over and rinse the lentils and place them in a soup pot with the cold water.
    2. 2
      Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, until tender, about 20 minutes.
    3. 3
      While the lentils are cooking, heat the olive oil in a medium sized sauté pan and add the onion, 1/2 tsp salt, and a few pinches of cayenne.
    4. 4
      Cook over medium heat until the onions are soft, 7 - 8 minutes; then add the diced vegetables, another 1/2 tsp of salt, and the spices.
    5. 5
      Cook for 5 minutes, then stir in the garlic and ginger and cook for another minute.
    6. 6
      Add the vegetables and the tomatoes to the lentils and their broth. Cover and cook for 30 minutes.
    7. 7
      Season to taste with salt and cayenne.
    8. 8
      Garnish with the cilantro.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 23, 2011

      55

      MMMMMMMMM!!!! This was SO good! Thank you for sharing! I did add just a couple things, like I used french lentils and added a cup of red. Also I threw in a pinch of cardamon and cinnamon. I also added some diced potatos (I know, not really moroccan...) but I wanted to make it a little bit heartier. I also removed about 1/3 of the soup and pureed it, adding it back into the soup. I like my soups to have the illusion of creaminess....it turned out so good! Thank you for posting this recipe!

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    • on October 30, 2012

      55

      Delicious! Like theAmateurPastryChef, I increased the amount of lentils (1.5 cups) and used a mix of French lentils and red lentils. I also tossed in a cube of vegetarian boullion as I was cooking the lentils. I used an immersion blender at the end to thicken it.

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    • on January 03, 2009

      55

      Best Lentil Soup I've ever had! Make it all the time and everyone raves over it! Don't forget to add plenty of Cilantro for garnish!

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    Nutritional Facts for Moroccan Lentil Soup

    Serving Size: 1 (300 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 176.3
     
    Calories from Fat 26
    14%
    Total Fat 2.9 g
    4%
    Saturated Fat 0.4 g
    2%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 84.2 mg
    3%
    Total Carbohydrate 28.9 g
    9%
    Dietary Fiber 11.9 g
    47%
    Sugars 5.0 g
    20%
    Protein 9.6 g
    19%

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