Moroccan Lentil Soup

Recipe by Saguaro
READY IN: 1hr 10mins




  • Pick over and rinse the lentils and place them in a soup pot with the cold water.
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, until tender, about 20 minutes.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Cook for 5 minutes, then stir in the garlic and ginger and cook for another minute.
  • Add the vegetables and the tomatoes to the lentils and their broth. Cover and cook for 30 minutes.
  • Season to taste with salt and cayenne.
  • Garnish with the cilantro.