Harira Soup Recipe

Harira Soup Recipe

29 September 2018

If you're in the mood for a warming and hearty soup, this Vegetarian Harira Soup Recipe offers a delicious Moroccan-inspired twist. Packed with lentils, chickpeas, and a fragrant blend of spices, this soup is perfect for a comforting dinner or lunch. This vegetarian version is easy to make and can be adapted to include cooked shredded meat for those who prefer a heartier option. Follow the simple steps below to create a delicious bowl of soup that's full of flavor and goodness.
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Preperation Time

10 Minutes

Cooking Time

45 Minutes


1tbs light olive oil

1 onion - finely chopped

1 stick celery - finely chopped

1 large carrot - chopped

1tsp ground cinnamon

1tsp ground cumin

½ tsp cayenne pepper or mild chilli powder

½ tsp turmeric

½ tsp ground ginger

150g green lentils - rinsed

1 x 400g carton chickpeas in water - rinsed and drained

2 x 400g cartons chopped tomatoes

black pepper

handful fresh coriander - chopped

handful fresh parsley - chopped

1 lemon - cut into wedges

1.5 litres vegetable stock


1Heat the oil in your Circulon large saucepan or stockpot and add the onion, celery and carrot. Fry over a medium heat for 5 minutes until soft and turning golden, then add the ground spices and cook for a further minute or two

2Add the lentils, chickpeas, chopped tomatoes and stock and stir well. Season with black pepper. Bring to a gentle boil then reduce the heat and simmer for 45 minutes until all the vegetables are cooked and the soup has thickened. Taste and adjust the seasoning if required

3Stir through the chopped coriander and parsley and ladle into bowls with lemon wedges on the side for squeezing over

This Vegetarian Harira Soup Recipe is a delicious and satisfying option for those looking for a warming and hearty meal. Packed with plant-based protein from lentils and chickpeas, and a fragrant blend of spices, this soup is full of flavor and goodness. Serve with a squeeze of lemon and some crusty bread for a satisfying and comforting meal that's sure to please.