Saturday, 27 September 2008

Moroccan-style Lentil Soup

2tbsp olive oil
2 leeks, thinly sliced
2 carrots, thinly sliced
2 sticks celery, thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1.25l (36fl oz) chicken or vegtable stock
175 g(6oz) red lentils rinsed
2tsp harissa paste
Juice of half a lemon
2tbsp chopped coriander or flat leaf parsley

1.Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over a medium heat. Add the leeks, carrots, celery and garlic and cook for 5 minutes. Add the red lentil and harissa paste. Pour in the stock and bring to the boil, then simmer, partially covered, for around 20 minutes or until the lentils are tender.

2.Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper, then add a good squeeze of lemon juice. Stir in the herbs and serve with flat bread.

Bon appetit, Bon appetito, Gudden Appetit!, Smaklig måltid! Mwynhewch eich bwyd! Enjoy!!!


  1. MMMM...that looks good and just the ticket for an autumn day!

  2. Not only does it look delicious, it looks really healthy and good for you.

  3. Oh, yum! I'll have to add that to my list.

  4. Thanks is absolutely delicious, quick to make and healthy with it.

    I didn't have any herbs,but still good.

  5. Bet the harissa gave it a nice kick too.

  6. Caslba..oh yes harissa surely gives it a kick!! sometimes too much of one..forget and add too much :-)

  7. Hi Anne,
    It's nice to be back with my friends & see what's up.
    I hope that you have been fine.
    That Morrocan soup looks yummy ; pertfect for the now rainy weather in Paris.

  8. I will have to give it a try! Our family loves Lentil Soup.

  9. It looks amazing. French food is my favorite and then next is Moroccan food. I wish it would get to fall weather so I could start making stews.

  10. This looks wonderful anne! Thanks for sharing.


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