Moroccan Spiced Lentil Soup

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is fast and healthy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In Dutch oven, bring water to a boil.
  2. Add lentils; return to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat; simmer 10 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, spray large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray.
  5. Heat over Medium-High heat until hot.
  6. Add onions; cook 8-10 minutes or until edges of onions are brown, stirring occasionally.
  7. Add onions to lentils.
  8. If desired for additional flavor, pour about 1/2 cup of lentil liquid into skillet; scrape bottom and sides to remove any bits of browned onions.
  9. Add to lentil mixture.
  10. Stir in all remaining ingredients.
  11. Cover: cook 20 minutes.


Most Helpful

Easy simple recipe, very tasty. I added some celery. Nice combination of spices.

Bergy June 17, 2009

This was excellent! I made a few revisions, though: 1) I soaked the lentils for about 20-30 minutes 2) I didn't measure the spices, and eliminated the sugar. 3) I sauteed the garlic with the onions 4) Added 1 can of chickpeas. Thanks for the tip on adding lentil water to the skillet with the onions. Not only did it add great flavor, it also made cleanup a snap! Served with warm bread - delicious!

Sallie622 January 01, 2008

This was an excellent dish. Only one thing, I found it took longer than 10 mins to soften the lentils before adding the onion. I think I will soak the lentils for several hours prior to cooking next time.

helen frost February 17, 2002

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