Moroccan Lentil Soup

This was a recipe Scott’s dad shared with me (“shared” meaning, he made sure we had the ingredients when he was over, texted me the recipe, and then said he really liked this soup; I took the hint and made it for dinner while he was visiting.). We loved it! I love all the spices! If you’re still having some cold days, like we are, this lentil soup is warming, healthy, and delicious.

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THE RECIPE:

Moroccan Lentil Soup

6 c vegetable broth
2 c onions, diced
2 medium carrots, chopped
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp ground coriander
1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground turmeric
1 tsp paprika (smoked, if available)
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1, 28oz can, crushed or diced tomatoes
1 1/2 c red lentils, picked over and rinsed
1/3 c chopped parsley
1/3 c chopped cilantro
juice of 1 large lemon
1 tsp sea salt, or to taste
1/4 tsp ground black pepper

Heat 1/4 cup of vegetable broth in a large soup pot over medium high heat. Add the onion, carrot, and garlic and saute, adding additional broth as necessary to keep the vegetables from burning. Saute until the onions are softened, about 5 minutes. Add the spices. Saute the vegetables with the seasonings for 1 minute to allow the flavors to bloom. Add the remaining vegetable broth, tomatoes, and lentils and bring to a boil. Cover the pot and reduce the heat to a simmer. Cook for 30 minutes or until the lentils are fully cooked. Add the parsley, cilantro and lemon juice and stir to combine. Season with the salt and pepper. If you would like to thicken the soup, use an immersion blender and pulse a few times inside the pot.

 

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