Moroccan Vegetable Soup

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by threeovens

This is a vegetarian version of Harira, a traditional Moroccan soup made with chickpeas. This version has only vegetables, spices, and a little olive oil. It makes a lot, but could easily be halved, or freeze half for another day!

Top Review by JackieOhNo

This was a very flavorful soup that has an interesting combination of root vegetables. I made this exactly as posted, using red lentils (which is what I had on hand). I was rather generous with the cayenne though. I think this would be especially nice in the cold weather months, and is a great change of pace from regular vegetable soups. Made by a Tasty Tester for ZWT9.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large stockpot, saute garlic and cilantro in the oil, over low heat, for 2 minutes; stir in parsnips, turnips, and carrots and cook an additional 3 minutes.
  2. Add water and bring to a boil; stir in lentils, cover, reduce to low heat, and simmer until the lentils are tender, about 25 minutes.
  3. Stir in chickpeas, both cans of tomatoes, season with salt, cumin, turmperic, pepper and cayenne, if using; bring to a boil, cover, and simmer 15 to 20 minutes more.

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a