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Moroccan Lentil Soup

moroccan lentil soup

Moroccan lentil soup is a super easy, quick, delicious and healthy soup that is just perfect for those cold winter nights. This is also a great dish to serve your family if you are on a budget while still enjoying a very nutritious meal.

Growing up my mom used to make us this lentil soup and serve it with grilled fish and homemade bread (I will post a recipe soon). For dessert we would have spiced oranges. Cakes, cookies and anything with chocolate was a treat that we could only have once in a while. We walked to school and when we came home we went out and played with our bikes.

I try to do the same with my kids to keep them healthy. But I have to tell you, it is super challenging, especially with Amir. He is a very picky eater who loves TV and video games. If I leave it up to him, he would watch TV all day while eating pizza, mac & cheese, chips and brownies. So I am constantly creating new healthy recipes he will approve, and always keeping his schedule busy with sports and activities. I will keep trying and I urge all the mothers out there to do the same. So together, we can raise a healthy generation.

All right, let’s make this lentil soup!

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 30 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

1 cup of lentils, washed and drained
1 small onion chopped
1/4 cup of olive oil
4 cloves of garlic
1 chicken bouillon
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon of  cumin
1/2 cup of tomato sauce
1 tablespoon of tomato paste
1 tablespoon of chopped parsley and cilantro
salt and pepper to taste
4 cups of water

Directions:

You could just combine all the ingredients except for the cilantro and parsley and cook it until the lentil are done. I like to give this lentil soup a little bit of TLC.  So here is my way of making this delicious Moroccan lentil soup.

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Saute the onion in the 1/4 cup of olive oil until they’re tender and almost brown.

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Add the rest of the ingredients except for the parsley and cilantro. Cover the pot and cook for 25 to 30 minutes until the lentils are tender but still have a little of a resistance.

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Stir the parsley and cilantro in the soup and serve hot.

Moroccan Lentil Soup
 
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Loubna El Maziati:
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 cup of lentils, washed and drained
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • ¼ cup of olive oil
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 chicken bouillon
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon of cumin
  • ½ cup of tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped parsley and cilantro
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 cups of water
Directions
  1. Saute the onion in the ¼ cup of olive oil until they’re tender and almost brown.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients except for the parsley and cilantro. Cover the pot and cook for 25 to 30 minutes until the lentils are tender but still have a little of a resistance.
  3. Stir the parsley and cilantro in the soup and serve hot.

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