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Moroccan Harira (Bean Soup)

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"A (mostly) vegetarian, shoestring-budget meal that will leave you feeling both very satisfied and with tons of leftovers. Bonus: it's super-healthy and easy to prepare."

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Original recipe makes 10 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr
  • READY IN

    1 hr 15 mins

Directions

  1. Stir beef stock and lentils together in a large pot; bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and keep at a simmer while preparing onion.
  2. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir onion, cinnamon stick, ginger, turmeric, cumin, and black pepper in the hot oil until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes; add to stock mixture.
  3. Pour garbanzo beans, kidney beans, tomatoes, and quinoa into the stock mixture; stir and bring mixture to a boil. Stir parsley and cilantro into the stock mixture; reduce heat to low and cook mixture at a simmer until the lentils are tender, about 45 minutes. Drizzle lemon juice over the soup before serving.
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Footnotes

  • Cook's Notes:
  • To make the soup wholly vegetarian, trade out the beef stock for vegetable stock.
  • If you do use quinoa, be sure to prepare it separately from the soup (1/2 cup unprepared = 1 cup prepared). Throwing it into the soup unprepared will cause it to absorb all the liquid and you will be left with a very, very thick stew.
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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 261 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 42 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 3.9 g
  • 6%
  • Fiber
  • 12.5 g
  • 50%
  • Protein
  • 14.4 g
  • 29%
  • Sodium
  • 299 mg
  • 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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