Moroccan Lentil Soup With Coriander Oil

"From the Women's Institute Book of Soup that I borrowed from our local library."
photo by Leggy Peggy photo by Leggy Peggy
photo by Leggy Peggy
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  • Heat the oil in a large lidded saucepan, add the onion, carrot, garlic, coriander, cumin and paprika.
  • Cover and sweat for 10 mins shaking the pan occasionally.
  • Add lentils and 3/4 of the stock, bring to the boil and boil rapidly for 10 mins uncovered, reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile make the coriander oil. Pour the oil into a liquidiser and add rest of the ingredients, blend until smooth.
  • Cool the soup slightly before pureeing in a liquidiser, add a little more stock if required and add salt and fresh black pepper to taste.
  • Reheat and serve with a swirl of the coriander oil on top.

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  1. Leggy Peggy
    The coriander oil takes this lentil soup to a new level. Made exactly as written. So quick and easy to make, so delicious to eat.
  2. PalatablePastime
    Delicious soup! The seasonings are wonderfully balanced. I used an immersion mixer to puree the soup just to the texture I wanted. We enjoyed it equally with & without the coriander oil. Thanks for posting! ~Sue
    This recipe reminded me of the soup that DH's mother would make while I was in Morocco. I have tried a couple of times to duplicate the taste but I was never successful until now. Thanks for a great recipe! Made for NAME tag...


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