Harira, A Moroccan Chickpea And Lentil Soup

If you are like me and have ever dreamed about traveling to Morocco, your first thoughts might be of intriguing alleyways leading to exotic markets filled with conical mounds of saffron, cumin, turmeric and paprika. Wandering a little further on there would be stalls with earthenware jars filled with olives, preserved lemons and spicy harissa. In my dreams there is the perfect café where you could have a once in a lifetime meal.  It might start with Harira, A Moroccan Chickpea And Lentil Soup. It is a traditional soup that is enjoyed at wedding celebrations and during Ramadan, to break the fast. It would probably be served with dates, dried figs, nuts and even sweet little pastries.

Harira, A Moroccan Chickpea And Lentil Soup With Spicy Merguez Sausage

Harira, A Moroccan Chickpea And Lentil Soup With Spicy Merguez Sausage

There are many versions of this soup or stew, varying from region to region, family to family. It can be made as a vegetarian version or prepared with lamb, chicken or beef. I made the vegetarian version of the soup. I served the harira alongside grilled Merguez, a Moroccan lamb sausage heavily spiced with cumin and chili peppers.

Harira, A Moroccan Chickpea And Lentil Soup

  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp. grated ginger
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric
  •  pinch of saffron (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 3/4 c. lentils
  • 1 c. cooked chickpeas (if canned, rinsed)
  • 2 c. stock (vegetable or chicken)
  • 1 15 oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 1 c. water or additional stock
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped parsley
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped cilantro, plus additional for garnish
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. or to taste harissa (optional)
  • lemon slices or wedges to serve alongside

Heat the oil in a pot over medium heat, add the onion and carrot and cook until soft. Add the garlic and ginger and cook for an additional minute. Add the spices and cook until fragrant. Add the lentils, chickpeas, stock, tomatoes and water, stir and cook until the lentils are tender, about 30 minutes. Add the parsley, cilantro, lemon juice, and harissa and simmer for a few minutes. Taste for additional seasoning. Ladle into bowls, garnish with cilantro and a lemon slice.

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Harira, is a deliciously spiced and fragrant chickpea and lentil soup that will take your taste buds on that trip to exotic Morocco that you may have dreamed about. It is a versatile soup that has been influenced by the cuisines of many countries over the centuries. Whether you have the vegetarian version or add meat to the soup for a more substantial dish, it is delicious.  You can add a flatbread and perhaps a salad of oranges and you will have a memorable meal.

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206 Responses to Harira, A Moroccan Chickpea And Lentil Soup

  1. I am always looking for new soups and I love chick peas and lentils….I will be making this one soon…yum

  2. Mad Dog says:

    I love Harira and Merguez – I eat it with Harissa – maybe two spoons ;-)

    • Karen says:

      Hi Mad Dog, I agree with you about harissa adding lots of flavor. I serve it on the side so that everyone can make the soup as spicy as they want. Merguez and frites are a real treat as well. :)

  3. Hotly Spiced says:

    It sounds like a delicious soup and it certainly has a long list of ingredients. I would like to try this as I’m quite fond of Middle Eastern cuisine xx

    • Karen says:

      Hi Charlie, This really is a delicious soup. It may sound like a long list of spices but that is what makes it so flavorful.

  4. Lovely recipe, Karen. I love Moroccan food. I’ve been to Morocco twice and want to go back. If you haven’t been you would love Marrakesh. And Fez is like stepping back into the Bible. It’s incredible.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Kay, I’m glad you like the recipe…I think the soup is delicious. I have only been in Tangier for a day trip from Spain. Marrakesh and Fez sound like they would be wonderful.

  5. Jerry says:

    YUM – what a healthy sounding soup. Hearty too, almost looks like a stew.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Jerry, I agree with you about harira being both a healthy and hearty dish. It is very much like a stew…I’m glad you like it.

  6. I’ve wanted to go to Morocco ever since my sister spent time there and was enamoured of the place. I’ll do the soup and close my eyes and imagine I’m there.

  7. Rosemary says:

    Just reading that list of spices took me to Morocco! Glad to know someone else doesn’t check the calendar and makes bean soup anytime of year.Love bean soups. With sausage on the side, even my Mr. Rosemary could handle it!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Rosemary, My husband and I love beans and have them quite often…no matter the time of year. The sausages certainly made my husband smile. :)

  8. Hi Karen, Yes! I do dream of going to Morocco someday and my vision of the shopping is similar to yours! So far the closest I’ve gotten is the “Morocco” in Disney World’s Epcot, where I did have a version of this soup which was delicious. Since then I have read two Moroccan cookbooks but have not yet tried any recipes from them. I even have a tagine which I will try soon. Your recipe sounds yummy and easy enough for me! Thanks for always giving me inspiration! Linda

    • Karen says:

      Hi Linda, I’m glad I’m not alone in my dreams of Morocco. This is a quick and easy soup with lots of flavor. I’m happy the post inspired…thank you for the nice compliment.

  9. twbarritt says:

    Looks fantastic! I love the sausage on the side, and how food has the power to transport us anywhere!

    • Karen says:

      Thank you T.W., for your nice compliment. You are right…food takes us all over the world without having to leave home. :)

  10. Amy says:

    Looks so delicious. I am going to copy it :) It reminded me the Moroccan chicken recipe that I cooked sometime ago. Thank you so much for the recipe. Happy weekend, Karen!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Amy, I hope you will enjoy the recipe…we really liked the harira. I love all the spices in Moroccan food and the wonderful aromas that fill the kitchen while it is cooking. I hope you have a lovely weekend as well.

  11. Tessa says:

    I love all the spices in this beautiful soup! I’ve never tried harissa before so I need to keep an eye out for that ingredient. Have a wonderful weekend Karen!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Tessa, The spices give this soup its wonderful flavor. The harissa I buy comes in a tube and is packaged in a box and is on the international aisle of my supermarket. If you can’t find this North African chili paste you might try substituting Thai chili garlic sauce or sriracha.

  12. A_Boleyn says:

    The soup sounds and certainly looks delicious, and other than a tasty chickpea curry, hummus and a dal type pureed soup that I make, I don’t do too many things with chickpeas. I have almost all the ingredients needed other than the harissa in the house right now, though I wonder if dried parsley would be ok.

    I’ve HEARD of mergeuz sausages and would love to try anything with a lamb base as there’s too little of it in my diet. :)

    • Karen says:

      Hi Boleyn, I do think you would enjoy the harira. You could either use dried parsley or leave it out…it won’t change the flavor that much. If you can’t find harissa, you could use sriracha, Thai chili garlic sauce or other chili paste. Merguez are delicious…spicy with cumin and chili. They are very popular in France as well.

  13. sybaritica says:

    Certainly a hearty looking soup. I’d love to try the Merguez suasage too!

  14. josephine says:

    What a wonderful soup … no wonder it is so well loved for breaking the Ramadan!

  15. Carolyn Chan says:

    That looks like a hearty way to break fast !

  16. Soup looks delicious. Spicy Merguez Sausage looks especially delicious, it’s making my mouth water. I

    • Karen says:

      Hi Pamela, This was a meal that was loaded with flavor. Merguez sausage are terrific…sometimes we have a meal of merguez and fries. It is a popular meal in France.

  17. Lovely recipe. Harira really is delicious, and as you say, flexible for vegetarians or with meat. I had a lovely authentic street food harira last month, though not in Morocco but in London. Hope to visit Morocco soon…

    • Karen says:

      Hi Tracey, I bet the harira you had in London was delicious. I’m with you, I’d love to visit Morocco and have the dish there.

  18. Cumin, paprika, saffron, cinnamon…? All the fairy dust magic of wonderful things…would love to try this!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Angela, You brought a smile to my face…”fairy dust magic”, I love it. All those spices really make this soup wonderful.

  19. Gorgeous – this looks so up my street. Looks spicy and delicious.

  20. Great soup! When I lived in Morocco, I often had this right after sundown during Ramadan (along with half the population of Fez, it seemed) even though hadn’t been fasting — it’s so refreshing and filling! I think the lamb versions of this soup are particularly nice, but your vegetarian option looks super. Great idea to pair it with Merguez — they are so flavorful and would go with the soup beautifully. Wonderful recipe — thank you.

    • Karen says:

      Hi John, I would love to be able to have this soup while visiting Morocco…Fez is supposed to be a wonderful city to visit. My husband loves merguez and was thrilled that I served them with the soup.

  21. cabinet stew says:

    Funny enough we did that same day trip from Spain one year – crossing over very near the rock of Gibraltar I believe! We toured the markets and had a meal. Very different from anywhere I had ever seen or been. You meal looks delicious – question -where did you get the sausage? Maybe I haven’t looked hard enough in Market Basket?

    • Karen says:

      Hi Carol, You are right…the boat that we took from Spain to Tangier passed near Gibraltar. No, the merguez sausage isn’t from Market Basket. It is made by D’Artagnan and I buy it at Butcher Boy in Andover, Mass.

  22. Girl, you are speaking my language. Your harira just looks incredible. I love the ingredients and can’t wait to give it a try!

    • Karen says:

      Thank you Danielle, I’m happy to know that you like the recipe…I hope you will enjoy it as much as my husband and I did.

  23. I love this soup and seeing your recipe has determined me to make it again soon. I noticed some Merguez lurking in the freezer earlier – must be a sign:)

  24. Viveka says:

    Reading that recipe … I can smell all the spices through the screen! I can’t say I have eaten a lot of North African dishes – I love couscous and tagines – I love the use of their mixtures of spices; ginger,cumin, chili, cinnamon, turmeric and saffron plus of course pri-pri and harissa. Have a fantastic duck recipe somewhere, have to dig it out. This looks very healthy .. and healthy for the “system” too. I will file it … I looked for lamb sausage two day in two shops … none, but I’m not surprised. Have a great weekend.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Viveka, This soup’s aroma is wonderful from all the spices in it. I have to travel down to Massachusetts to buy the merguez sausage…my local markets don’t carry them either. Thank you for your comment and I hope you have a great weekend as well.

  25. Hi, Karen! I am sending this recipe to my best friend. She recently tried lentils for the first time (we are in our 50s!), and she liked them so much that she’s trying to find different recipes that are tried and true. I think she’ll enjoy this one. Thank you! Have a great weekend!!!

  26. That’s a really hearty and flavoufulful stew!

  27. That looks and sounds divine. Lovely spices and comforting textures. Bookmarked.

  28. I bet the smell coming off that was just fantastic. I would want a nice fat bit of bread to go along with it. Something to soak it all up with. Oh the yum

    • Karen says:

      Hi Monique, Thank you for stopping by for a visit and your nice compliment. You are right, the aroma of this dish was terrific.

  29. I love the sound of your Moroccan soup…so exotic and lovely! I know I’d want a BIG bowl!

    PS. Thanks for your kind words of condolence, Karen.

  30. Your soup looks so tasty, I love the spices you added!

  31. Sue says:

    Yay–something vegetarian. I KNEW you’d come through! I will definitely try this.
    I must plead ignorance—where does one get harissa?

    • Karen says:

      Hi Sue, I always try to listen to my readers if they have a special request. I haven’t done a lot of vegetarian dishes but hopefully some of my side dishes will fit your new lifestyle. I will try to add more dishes in future posts. Harissa is a hot pepper paste. The one I buy comes in a tube that is packaged in a box…found in the international isle of my supermarket. If you can’t find this North African chili paste, you could use sriracha, Thai chili garlic paste or your favorite hot sauce.

  32. If I was fasting, this is how I’d like to break it. :) Merguez sausages intrigue me, they’re not something I’ve had the opportunity to try yet. Are they a bit like chorizos?

    • Karen says:

      Hi Celia, If you like chorizo, I think you would enjoy merguez. They are a skinny sausage which is spicier than chorizo. Harissa and sumac are added to other spices when making the lamb sausages.

  33. This has to be delicious.
    If you ever do get the chance of travelling to Morocco my advise is to prebook everything before you go, including excursions. It’s notoriously risky for tourists otherwise, and prices online are suddenly double or triple if you haven’t booked. I would love to go back as the food was sensational. However, it’s undoubtedly one of thee most boring countries I’ve ever been to. Ouch!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Johnny, What an interesting comment. Wow, boring…I never would have guessed. Although if I have good food and sights I’ve never seen before, I’m pretty happy. :) Thanks for the information about prebooking.

  34. musingmar says:

    I discovered harira a few years ago and simply love it! I’ve blogged about it too, yet it’s been over a year since I made it. Thanks for the reminder – a culinary trip to Morocco awaits!

  35. I don’t think I need to travel anywhere to get their cuisine, you make it so perfectly :)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

    • Karen says:

      Thank you Uru, for your nice compliment. Close your eyes as you eat this soup and you will feel like you are in Morocco. :)

  36. Sarah says:

    Sounds great – all those fabulous flavours together in a bowl!

  37. You had me at Moroccan…I will make this on Monday. :) Merci!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Heather, I was thinking of you and a couple of my other readers when I was making this soup. I’m happy to know you are going to be making the harira. Enjoy!

  38. This looks so good! I also really want to find some of those lamb sausages – I could reach through the screen and eat them all!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Kelli, This meal was as good as it looks. I hope you will be able to find the merguez, they are spicy and good. One of our favorite ways of eating them is with Dijon mustard and fries…a popular dish in France.

  39. This is a really interesting one Karen & sounds so flavorful. I was going to ask you where you found those sausage but see you already answered that above. I’m going to have to check out Butcher Boy – Andover’s just up the highway – thanks for the great tip.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Diane, I do think you would enjoy this meal. I go to Butcher Boy three or four times a year for D’Artagnan products that I can’t find in New Hampshire.

  40. You just reminded me of a can of chickpeas that I’ve bought several months ago…hehehe
    this is something that I’m craving for…
    nice kick’in chickpea recipes!

  41. Very delicious looking dish!

  42. Eha says:

    Have just changed your recipe for my recipe: love, love, love the soup and yours looks more interesting than my current one, so can’t wait to try! No problems getting merguez sausages here either and I have just made harissa! Actually one of your bloggers is at the moment leading a tour group in Morocco: hope she gets withing i-Pad contact and can read and comment :) !

    • Karen says:

      Hi Eha, I’m so happy that you like my recipe…I hope you will enjoy it. Yes, Victoria is leading a tour in Morocco at the present time. Evidently we will have to wait until she returns before we can read about this year’s adventure. Isn’t it lovely that we have the internet to be able to enjoy traveling with our friends. :)

  43. annieelf2012 says:

    There was a time I would have dove into that bowl of soup/stew. It looks so good, the spice so tantalizing and aromatic. Sadly, these days I would approach the spices very gingerly. Small tastes only, not a bowl.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Annie, Thank you for stopping by for a visit. One nice thing about preparing soup…you can adjust it to your own tastes.

  44. Almost every time I look at your blog… I get hungry!

  45. What a fabulous recipe. This is such a wild combination of flavors included in this soup and I can’t imagine I wouldn’t just love it. We were at dinner with friends a couple of weeks ago and they order the merguez sausages. They raved about them! I can guarantee I’m going to want to make this soup very soon. It is irresistible. Hope your hand is getting better, Karen. :-)

    • Karen says:

      Hi Debra, This is such a lovely flavored soup because of all the spices used. I do think you would enjoy merguez sausages…they are a little spicy and loaded with flavor. Thank you for thinking about my hand…it is getting better, I guess I would say it is two steps forward, one step back right not.

  46. Tandy says:

    Absolutely delicious! I would love to visit Morocco :)

    • Karen says:

      Hi Tandy, It appears that there are a lot of us that have the same dream of visiting Morocco. I’m glad you like the recipe…thank you.

  47. Well said, my tastebuds are co scantly Travelling and the way I see it, (it’s) a much tastier version of armchair Travelling. Spices, mergeuz sausages and cilantro, yum! What’s not to love :)

  48. The perfect café….hmmmmm….now that’s something to ponder. Another nice recipe Karen, and I loved the little mental meander; good addition to your blog.

  49. Karen, I enjoyed Harira in Morocco and Tunisia, and now I’ll have to try it for myself! The North African dishes have such a wonderful blend of spices.

  50. Lovely recipe. I fell in love with international food on my first trip to Morocco years ago and loved it even more when I returned decades later. There is something special about the combination of sweet/spicy and preserved lemons that just can’t be beat. I’ll be giving yours a go as I tend to go back to my old favorites over and over.

    • Karen says:

      Thank you Jeannee, for your nice comment. I agree with you about Moroccan flavors being so good. I made preserved lemons and they are almost ready to use so you will be seeing more Moroccan dishes in the future.I hope you will enjoy the harira recipe.

  51. Michelle says:

    I would love to go to Morocco one day. In the meantime, I’ll make do with this!

  52. Hi Karen,

    Very interesting recipe and I remain fascinated to know that this is Moroccan in origin. In Oman, we have a very similar preparation being served by most Turkish outlets.

    Shakti

    • Karen says:

      Hi Shakti, I’m glad that you liked the recipe. It is interesting that there is a similar dish served in Oman…I’m sure it is delicious. Thank you for stopping by for a visit and your comment.

  53. afracooking says:

    I have traveled there and I can say that Morocco is exactly as you describe it: the air is heavy with the scent of spice!! Your soup recipe made me long back to getting lost in those tiny allyways amongst the spice sellers and food stalls!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Afra, I’m happy to hear that my description of Morocco is a good one and that it brought back memories of your visit there.

  54. This looks really delicious and filling! I think I will try the vegetarian version as well.

  55. I am absolutely drooling! This looks absolutely delicious!

  56. Hi Karen. You really have interesting flavors in your recipes. My husband will love this soup.

  57. Moroccan style food always has a spicy mysterious undertone to me. I just love the spices they use. I had never heard of this soup, but give me a bowl of lentils and I´m happy!

  58. Lulu says:

    Morocco is one of my all time favorite trips. The colors, tastes and smells are sensory delights just as I’m sure your soup is.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Linda, I was only in Tangier for a day trip…I know I would enjoy a much longer visit. You are right about the aroma and taste of this soup.

  59. Harira was the highlight of my trip to Morocco last year. I keep forgetting to make it. Those sausages look so more ish, a bit like chorizo.

    • Karen says:

      Hi David, I’m glad that my post reminded you of your trip to Morocco and about how good harira is. Merguez is delicious…spicy and full of flavor.

  60. I am fortunate enough to have some close Moroccan friends so I have this wonderful soup all the time. I love Moroccan and Algerian cuisine, so many bold and spicy flavours. I love your idea of pairing this with merguez sausages. I am going to have to remember this combo when Ramadan rolls around this year.

    Nazneen

    • Karen says:

      Hi Nazneen, You are so lucky to be able to experience all the wonderful dishes from Morocco and Algeria. I thought the merguez sausages went very well with the soup.

  61. bellini says:

    Like you dream of Morocco Karen I dream of Turkey with its myriad of food cultures and spices piled high. Some day we will both realize our dreams.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Val, Everything I have seen and read about Turkey is that it is a wonderful country to visit. Let’s hope we will both be able to travel to these countries…dreams can come true. :)

  62. Raymund says:

    This makes me wanna go yo Morocco too, just imagine the spices available there in their markets.

  63. Karen, I love chickpeas and always have a couple of cans in my cupboards; this soup sounds delicious and is one for me to try. I love your idea of serving it with grilled spicy sausages.

  64. Little Sis says:

    Wow! You had to know I’d stop by on this one – what with the chickpeas AND the lentils. Thanks for sharing! Looks fantastic!

  65. Hannah says:

    Oh Karen, this soup is exploding with flavor! I love this little trip to Morocco with all the spices and I could happily eat chickpeas and lentils everyday. What a bowl of delicious comfort.

  66. wok with ray says:

    Love that hearty and delicious looking Morrocan soup. The other one that caught my attention are the sausages. I would really enjoy eating them together. You are making me so hungry, Karen! :)

    • Karen says:

      Hi Ray, I think this was a delicious meal…the soup and spicy sausages went well together. Sorry to have made you hungry. :)

  67. Can’t wait to try this! Pinning it for future fixing.

  68. Fabulous ingredients. The soup sound hearty and delicious.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Lail, Thank you for stopping by for a visit and your nice comment. I’m glad you like the recipe…the soup is delicious.

  69. Beautiful chickpea and lentil Moroccan soup. I love your spices and harissa and giving time for the flavours to mingle. It is probably even better the next day but I think if I made it for my family there would not be a scrap left.

    • Karen says:

      Thank you Bobbi, I’m glad you like the recipe. It truly is a flavorful soup and you are right, it is better the next day.

  70. ohlidia says:

    Wow that looks good!!! Now all I need is a cool, rainy day and this will be perfect!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Lidia, I’m glad you like the harira recipe. Actually, this is a nice soup to have anytime of the year…as it is enjoyed in Morocco on even the hottest day.

  71. Monet says:

    Just beautiful. And yes, I do dream of Morcocco. I’ve wanted to go there for years! Hopefully we’ll make it to that beautiful country soon. In the meantime, I’ll enjoy this delicious lentil soup. Thank you for sharing!

    • Karen says:

      Thank you Monet, for your nice compliment. I do hope you get the chance to visit Morocco someday but until then, I think you will enjoy this wonderful soup.

  72. ChgoJohn says:

    With that list of ingredients, this must be a very flavorful bowl of soup, Karen. Thanks for sharing your recipe and I’m glad to read that your hands are doing a little better. I hope it’s not long before they’re back to 100%.

    • Karen says:

      Hi John, You are indeed right…all the spices give this soup a wonderful flavor and aroma. My hand is getting better, I can use a few fingers now but I am still using one hand for answering comments. Thank you so much for thinking about me…it is very much appreciated.

  73. I’d love to visit Morocco one day and I think that I would get one step closer with this gorgeous dish Karen! :D

  74. Joanne says:

    This soup is so chock full of flavor that I absolutely need it in my life!

  75. gotasté says:

    Karen, this is another great soup infused with wonderful spices. I can almost smell it from here. And I can’t resist those sausages. I’m a sausage monster. :-)

    • Karen says:

      Hi Danny, The aroma of this soup is wonderful. If you are a sausage monster, then you would really enjoy merguez…they are spicy and flavorful. :)

  76. Katerina says:

    Very hearty and full of power Karen! A perfect filling meal on its own!

  77. I adore this soup but haven’t made it for a while – thanks for such a beautiful reminder!

  78. What a flavorful hearty meal! I could use a big bowl of this. Great post Karen!

  79. I love Moroccan food, and I love lentils. thank you for this lovely recipe I have just bookmarked! ciao

    • Karen says:

      I’m like you Barbara, I love the flavors and aromas of Moroccan food. I’m glad you like the recipe…I hope you will enjoy it.

  80. Eva Taylor says:

    Hi Karen, we were in Morocco almost two years ago and it surely was an incredible experience. Your soup looks good enough to serve at one of their finest restaurants! I too love the warming flavours of the spice combo in this traditional dish. The lamb sausages sound excellent as a side with it.

    • Karen says:

      Thank you Eva, for your nice compliment…I’m happy to know that you like the looks of the harira. The lamb sausages went well with the soup.

  81. Oh ya…this says yes to me. :-)

  82. Karen, your recipes never cease to amaze me – just looking at the list of spices required for this fabulous chickpea and lentil soup I cannot help but be intrigued. I never prepared any dish that would remotely resemble this soup but I imagine it tastes just wonderful!
    Have a great Wednesday!

    • Karen says:

      Thank you Andrea, for your kind words. This soup is very flavorful with all the spices used…we really enjoyed the harira. I hope you have a lovely week with your family.

  83. Delicious Karen! I went to Morocco once it was an unforgettable trip :-)

    • Karen says:

      Hi Anne, I know you must have had a wonderful time visiting Morocco. It seems like such an intriguing country to visit. I do enjoy the flavors in their food…I’m happy you like the recipe.

  84. Purely.. Kay says:

    Leave it to you Karen to make me hungry LOL. This soup looks amazing and the presentation has my mouth watering right now. Okay I’m looking away from your photos now :)

  85. Rosa Mayland says:

    Wonderfully hearty and evers so scrumptious! This soup is fabulous.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  86. Norma Chang says:

    I am sure your dream will come true and you will be blogging about your trip to Morocco in the not too distant future.

  87. I also make a Moroccan chickpea and lentil soup and we LOVE it! It’s such a flavorful and healthy dish and yours looks delicious!

  88. mjskit says:

    WOW! Look at all of those spices in this dish! A huge mouthful of flavor!

  89. I might be able to make something worthwhile out of that bag of lentils I have sitting in my drawer. The first and last time I made lentils got burned (two weeks ago).

    • Karen says:

      I think you will enjoy this recipe, Liuba. When making this soup, keep it at a simmer. If necessary just add a little stock or water, I don’t think you will have a problem with it burning. Good luck and enjoy!

  90. Such a comforting, beautiful and most importantly delicious soup! I love all the spices in here :)

  91. Such a wonderful variety of fresh and healthy veggies, herbs, and spices in this one! It sounds perfect for a Sunday evening – with leftovers for the rest of the week :)

    • Karen says:

      Hi Pumpkin, I think you are right about this being a nice meal for a Sunday evening. I’m happy you like the harira recipe…thanks.

  92. This looks fantastic. I’d definitely take the meat version. We get great local lamb sausage. Hope you and your green babies are doing well!

    • Karen says:

      Thank you Wendy, I’m glad you like the recipe. Your local lamb sausages must be great. All the seedlings are doing well in the potting shed…thanks.

  93. Sissi says:

    I have heard a lot about this soup but never tasted it. Your looks wonderful, especially with the merguez aside ;-) (I looove merguez! we are lucky to have them at every single French butcher’s).

    • Karen says:

      Hi Sissi, I do think you would enjoy this soup…it is delicious. I agree with you about merguez…you are so lucky to be able to get it so easily.

  94. Oooh this looks good…and I think I have all the ingredients haha. Will have to make, thanks!

  95. I am not familiar with Moroccan food and feel a bit shame. I think I’ve heard of Harira before but never had a chance to taste it. I was reading the recipe and it looks quite easy to make and sounds very delicious! This could be my first Moroccan food that I make!

  96. soffiagudrun says:

    This sounds too good!

  97. I love dishes like this that are so flavorful, healthy and filling all in one. Love all of the spices in Moroccan food. The Moroccan restaurant at Epcot was my favorite and ever since we ate there I have craved Moroccan food!

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