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Moroccan Lentil Soup Recipe

Moroccan Lentil Soup

This is one of my all-time favourite Moroccan recipes. It's easy, vegan and loaded with minerals and protein. Enjoy!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Moroccan
Keyword authentic, Easy, lentil, lentil soup, Lentils, Moroccan, Recipe, Soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 259 kcal
Author Idriss


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion
  • 2.5 cups dry green lentils
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 cup passata
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped coriander

Spices & Seasoning

  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp of salt or to taste


  1. Start by roughly chopping your onions. Warm up a pressure cooker on medium-high heat, add oil and chopped onions. Cook until onions become translucent.

  2. Add lentils, water, passata and spices. Close your pressure cooker, make sure the steam nozzle is turned off, and cook on high pressure for 30 minutes. We use the bean/chili feature on our Instant Pot.

  3. Carefully let the steam out of your pressure cooker according to the manufacturers instructions. ***Remove the lid add another 2 cups of water and stir.*** Lower the heat and let simmer for another 10 minutes. 

  4. Serve with a drizzle of olive oil, bread and some fresh herbs of your choice.  Enjoy!