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Hearty and comforting Moroccan Red Lentil Soup is a filling and delicious dish for any night of the week. Warm African spices make this dish extra special.


Servings

4 Servings

Total time

40 minutes

Cuisines

Moroccan


Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter (divided)
  • 1 large onion (chopped)
  • ¾ tsp ground coriander
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • ⅛ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ⅛ tsp cayenne
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 garlic clove (finely minced)
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cups red lentils (rinsed and drained)
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp Dried Mint
  • 3 tbsp fresh cilantro


Method

  1. Melt 2tbsp butter in large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and salt; cook until softened about 5 minutes.
  2. Add coriander, cumin, ginger, cinnamon, cayenne and pepper; cook until fragrant, about 1~2 minutes.
  3. Stir in tomato paste and garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  4. Stir in broth, water and lentils; bring to simmer.
  5. Simmer vigorously, stirring occasionally, until the lentils are soft and tender, about 15~18 minutes.
  6. Whisk soup until smooth, about 30 seconds. Stir in lemon juice and season with salt.
  7. Before serving; melt the butter in small skillet -- remove from heat and stir in mint and paprika.
  8. Ladle soup into individual bowls, drizzle each portion with 1tsp spiced butter, sprinkle with cilantro and serve.

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