Fall Favorite Recipe: Harira Soup

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One of our family’s favorite foods in the Fall, besides baked goods, is soup. Specifically, this Harira Soup. A nice warm bowl of soup along with a freshly baked slice of bread makes a great dinner to come home to.

Here’s my take on the famous Moroccan Harira soup. This super easy recipe is sure to become a staple in your home too!

Harira Soup Recipe

Ingredients for Harira Soup:

1 Medium Onion, finely chopped
2 stalks celery, finely chopped
2 carrots, finely chopped
1/4 cup brown lentils
1/4 cup red lentils
1 quart vegetable broth (or meat/chicken broth)
1/2 15 oz can of chickpeas (or you can put the full can if you like more)
1/4 cup small vermicelli noodles, or orzo pasta
1 small bunch cilantro, finely chopped (about 1/2 cup)
1 small bunch parsley, finely chopped (about 1/2 cup)
1 cinnamon stick
1 tsp. ground ginger
1/2 tsp. turmeric
1 can diced tomatoes, or 4 large tomatoes diced

Instructions for Harira Soup:

– Sauté onion in olive oil until golden brown, add carrots and celery and sauté for another 3 minutes or so.
– Add lentils, broth, and spices. Bring to a boil, then simmer while covered for half an hour. Check on your soup, if it’s too thick you can add more water or broth. Add chickpeas, vermicelli, cilantro, parsley, and tomatoes. Simmer for another half an hour and your soup should be ready!
– Add broth or water if the soup is too thick for your liking. You can also add a tablespoon or two of tomato paste to intensify the taste. 

And enjoy Harira Soup! Please share your favorite Fall Recipes in the comments below. Everyone loves a good recipe!


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Dana was born in Amman, Jordan and moved to New York with her family in 1995. Dana met her husband in NY and they have been living in the DC area since 2012. She has 4 children: Jennah (2008), Maryam (2011), Saleh (2013), and Noura (2016). A Graphic Designer by profession, Dana is currently enjoying being at home with her children. She homeschools her two older daughters and she is very passionate about working out at home, making delicious/nutritious meals for her family, and being all around creative. Dana loves exploring the DC area with her family, she likes drawing, enjoys escape rooms, and loves unwinding with a cup of tea and a good book at the end of the day. Stay in touch with her through her Instagram @danascreativekitchen, and check out her food blog (danascreativekitchen.com) for some of her favorite recipes.