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Healing Moroccan Lentil Soup

Healing Moroccan Lentil Soup- made with a blend of Moroccan-inspired spices, this lentil soup is packed full of flavor and nutrition.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: dinner, Soup
Servings: 4
Calories: 329kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup lentils brown or green, soaked*
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion finely chopped
  • 1 fennel bulb finely chopped
  • 2 large carrots finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne optional
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 medium-size sweet potato peeled and diced into 1-inch cubes
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • fresh cilantro chopped, for garnish

Instructions

  • In large pot, warm the oil over medium heat. Add the onion,fennel, carrot and garlic. Cook for about 3 minutes, until onion is translucent and garlic is fragrant.
  • To the pot, add 1 cup of the vegetable broth along with the spices (cumin to cinnamon). Bring to a low boil and cook for 10 minutes so that the liquid reduces by approximately 1/3.
  • Pour in the remaining broth along with the sweet potato and rinsed lentils then bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes, or until the lentils and potato are tender.
  • Remove the pot from the heat then squeeze in the lemon juice and stir together. Ladle into individual bowls for serving and garnish with chopped cilantro. Serve warm and enjoy!

Notes

*this recipe assumes the lentils have been soaked for at least 6 hours (or overnight) and then rinsed. I prefer to do this to make them easier to digest. If you would like to skip that step then you’ll need to add an additional 2 cups of vegetable broth to the recipe.

Nutrition

Calories: 329kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1286mg | Potassium: 987mg | Fiber: 19g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 10619IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 5mg