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
  • Cuisine: Moroccan


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!



  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 medium onion
  • 2 large carrots (or ~12 baby carrots)
  • 1 cup of dried brown lentils (green lentils would work, too)
  • 6 cups of vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp salt (or to taste. It depends on the broth!)
  • 3/4 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • Dash of black pepper


  1. Start by mincing the garlic and dicing the onion and carrots.
  2. Add them all to a large pot with the olive oil.
  3. Cook over medium heat for 6 minutes until the onion and carrots begin to soften.
  4. Add the lentils and water and simmer for 20 minutes.
  5. Add the salt, coriander, turmeric, cumin, and black pepper and simmer for another 5 minutes.


You can use green or brown lentils in this recipe.