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Moroccan Lentil and Chickpea Soup
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Harira (Moroccan Lentil and Chickpea Soup) 

Harira (Moroccan Lentil and Chickpea Soup) is a simple, affordable and delicious meal that uses pantry staples - the entire family will fall in love!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Morocco
Keyword affordable recipes, Budget friendly recipes, Harira, lentil soup, pantry meals
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 27 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Sheryl


  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 C dry lentils, brown or green
  • 1/2 C dry orzo pasta
  • 15 oz garbanzo beans, canned
  • 28 oz crushed tomatoes, canned
  • 4 C chicken broth or sub vegetable broth
  • 4 C water
  • 1 tsp salt or more as needed


  • In a large Dutch oven, heat oil on medium heat; add onion and celery and sauté until translucent. Lower heat slightly and add spices; sauté for another minute.
  • Add broth, water, lentils, rinsed garbanzo beans, and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Add orzo pasta and crushed tomatoes. Simmer for an additional 5-7 minutes, adding additional spices/salt/pepper as necessary.
  • Serve hot with crusty sourdough bread and season with additional salt as needed.