Moroccan Red Lentil Soup Recipe: This Easy Lentil Soup Recipe Is Nourishing & Satisfying by Java Hemmat
Cooking is love made visible! I foraged in my fridge, and with a few staple ingredients, I cooked this Moroccan red lentil soup recipe that will be on repeat all winter. Made with Marrakech spice blend, the warmth of color and flavor is nourishing and satiating.
I garnished this delicious vegetable soup recipe with chopped cilantro and a lemon squeeze, which took it to the next level.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour and 15 minutes
Servings: 6 to 8
- extra virgin olive oil
- 1 yellow onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, mined fine
- 2 - 3 carrots, diced
- 2 - 3 ribs celery, diced
- 1 - 2 tablespoons Marrakech Spice Blend or Moroccan seasoning blend
- 1 heaping tablespoon tomato paste
- 1 cup red lentils, washed
- 4 - 5 cups water or broth
- 1/2 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped
- lemon and cilantro, for garnish
Here's how to make it:
- Place a stock pot over medium heat and warm extra virgin olive oil. Cook the onions until fragrant. Add the garlic for a few minutes. Be mindful to not burn the garlic. Add celery and carrots and cook until semi-soft.
- Bloom Marrakech spice blend for 10 seconds and incorporate the tomato paste to caramelize for less than a minute. Add red lentils and water and/or stock.
- Season with salt and bring to boil. Turn the heat to low and softly simmer for 45 minutes until red lentils are completely soft. Adjust seasoning.
- Pour in your favorite bowls and garnish with cilantro and a squeeze of lemon.
Note: Caramelize tomato paste for less than a minute. This is a delicate process so make sure to be present and be ready to add fluids, otherwise it will give off a bitter taste.
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