Harira – Moroccan minestrone soup 500ml – Serves two
Harira is a Moroccan minestrone soup, variously made with beef, assorted pulses, vegetables and occasionally vermicelli noodles. This hearty spiced soup is principally meant to be served at sundown during Ramadan.
Here we have made it vegetarian, more soup like, upped the spice content, lost the pasta and added the refreshing flavours of coriander and lemon juice. A well balanced vegetarian meal in one pot.
Serve with bread, a little dish of harissa for those who like spicy food, some lemon wedges and a bottle of good olive oil to drizzle in.
Chickpeas, water, onion, courgette, green beans, green lentil, carrot, celery, leek, tomato paste, faro (wheat), olive oil, garlic, ras el hanout (cumin, ginger, coriander, salt, pepper, cinnamon, Kashmiri chili powder, allspice, fennel seeds, cloves), bay leaf, coriander, lemon juice, salt.
See ingredients in bold.
Keep in the fridge and eat within use by date on lid. Once opened consume within 2 days.
Pour a thin layer of good olive oil into a warmed, trustworthy pan then add the harira. Heat gently, stirring often.