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Moroccan Lentil Soup served in a terracotta plate with bread and green olives

Authentic Moroccan Lentil Soup

Warm, comforting and delicious this authentic Moroccan lentil soup is the perfect dish to cure your winter blues.

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

Ingredients

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

Spices & Seasoning

  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp chili flakes (optional)
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

How to make Moroccan Lentil Stew in an Instant Pot

  1. Warm up a couple tablespoons of olive oil in your instant pot on saute mode. Add your onions, chopped coriander and cook for 5-7 minutes or until onions become translucent.

  2. Add your broth/water, along with passata, green lentils, salt, pepper, paprika, ground cumin, turmeric and chili flakes. Let simmer uncovered for 5 minutes. Close your instant pot and cook for 30 minutes on high pressure.

  3. Once the 30 minutes expire, release steam using quick release. Add a little bit of water to get the desired consistency. Garnish with some olive oil and some more fresh coriander. Serve with some Moroccan Bread. Enjoy!

How to make Moroccan lentil soup in a regular pot

  1. Warm up a couple tablespoons of olive oil on medium heat. Add your minced onions, minced garlic and chopped coriander and cook them for 5-7 minutes or until onions become translucent.

  2. Add your broth/water, along with passata, green lentils, salt, pepper, paprika, ground cumin, turmeric and chili flakes. Let simmer uncovered for 5 minutes.

  3. Lower the heat, cover and let your stew simmer for 40-45 minutes. Take a look at your stew every 10-15 minutes. If it looks dry, add a little bit more water.

  4. Once your lentils are fully cooked, turn off the heat and garnish with some olive oil and some more fresh coriander. Serve with some Moroccan Bread. Enjoy!