Authentic Moroccan soup

Authentic Moroccan soup recipe

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  • Serves 4
  • 20 mins to prepare and 45 mins to cook
  • 379 calories / serving
  • Freezable

Ingredients

  • 200g lamb neck fillet, cut into small dice
  • 50ml olive oil
  • 1.6l light lamb stock
  • 50g split lentils, soaked in water overnight then drained
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and finely diced
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1tsp paprika
  • 1tsp ground cumin
  • 1tsp ground cinnamon
  • 400g canned chickpeas, drained
  • 400g canned chopped tomatoes
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1tbsp coriander, finely chopped
  • sprigs of coriander leaves, to garnish
  • 1tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, to garnish

Each serving contains

  • Energy

    1580kj
    379kcal
    18%
  • Fat

    23g 32%
  • Saturates

    6g 29%
  • Sugars

    8g 9%
  • Salt

    4.4g 73%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 22.9g Protein 17.3g Fibre 6.7g

Method

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large, heavy-based saucepan over a medium heat. Sweat the onion, carrot and garlic for 6-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until softened. Add the spices and stir well, cooking for a further minute. Add the chickpeas, lentils, chopped tomatoes, diced lamb and stock to the saucepan along with the bay leaf.
  2. Bring to the boil then reduce to a gentle simmer. Cook for 25-30 minutes until the chickpeas, lentils and lamb are soft, tender and cooked through. Adjust the seasoning as necessary and discard the bay leaf.
  3. Spoon into soup bowls and garnish with a drizzle of the extra-virgin olive oil and a sprig of coriander leaves before serving.

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