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Easy Moroccan Lentil Soup

  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Moroccan

Description

This Moroccan spiced lentil soup is a deliciously flavorful soup with just the right amount of spice! It’s perfect on a chilly day served with a slice of naan!


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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 large carrots, chopped (about 1/3 cup)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 cup dried brown or green lentils, rinsed
  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • Dash of black pepper
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

Stovetop Directions

  1. Add the olive oil, onion, and carrots all to a large pot and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes until the vegetables begin to soften.
  2. Add the garlic, coriander, tuermeric, and cumin and continue to cook for 2 minutes until fragrant.
  3. Add the lentils and vegetable broth and simmer for 20-25 minutes until the lentils are soft.
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker Directions

  1. Set the pot to “saute” and add the olive oil, onion, and carrots. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  2. Add the garlic, coriander, tuermeric, and cumin and continue to cook for 2 minutes until fragrant.
  3. Add the lentils and vegetable broth and cook on manual for 18 minutes.
  4. Quick release the pressure and remove the lid once the pot has depressurized.
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Notes

You can use brown or green lentils in this recipe. Do not substitue red lentils, which break down while cooking.

Keywords: Moroccan Lentil Soup