North African Soup (Vegetarian)

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by Outta Here

A vegetarian version of an African favorite. If you want to make it non-vegetarian, chunks of lamb or beef can be added. Just brown them with the onions.

Top Review by cookalot 2

I didn't care for the cinnamon, and I used parsley rather than cilantro. I liked the thickness and the color was gorgeous. I will try it again with a few tweaks for my taste, but then it won't have the North African taste. Thanks, I enjoyed trying this.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat olive oil in a Dutch oven type pan over medium heat. Fry the onions until tender in the olive oil.
  2. Stir in the paprika. Add about 1 cup water to prevent onions and paprika from burning.
  3. Add carrots, garlic, tomato paste, tomatoes, cilantro (or parsley), turmeric and cinnamon and more water to cover.
  4. Simmer until the carrots begin to get slightly tender; add the potatoes and more water, if necessary, to cover. Simmer for about 1/2 hour.
  5. Add garbanzo beans and lemon juice. Adjust the amount of broth by adding more water if necessary. Simmer until beans are heated through.
  6. Adjust flavor by adding salt and pepper, if needed.
  7. Divide between 2 large bowls and garnish with cilantro or parsley.

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