Harira (Moroccan Lentil Soup)

Recipe by misscasablanca
READY IN: 2hrs 50mins
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Chop celery, onion, cilantro.
  • Place the lamb (bones optional, for flavoring), spices, margarine, celery, onion, and cilantro into a large pot over a low heat.
  • Stir tomatoes(without juice) into the mixture and let simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Pour tomato juice, 7 cups water, and the lentils into the pot.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to simmer. Let soup simmer, covered, for 2 hours. Stirring occasionally.
  • About 10 minutes before serving turn the heat to medium-high, place chickpeas and vermicelli into the soup, let cook about 10 minutes.
  • Serve soup with lemon wedges on the side.
  • This is optional: serve with warm slices of bread, dates and boiled eggs (cut in half and sprinkled with cumin and salt).
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