Shorba Libiya - Libyan Lamb & Chickpea Soup
65 mins (prep 5, cooking 60)
13 ingredients
4-6 servings
There are many versions of this Libyan classic, this recipe is the basic recipe, to which other bits & pieces may be added depending on the region & household. Although lamb is traditionally used here, you may also substitute beef or chicken. Shorba is an essential dish during Ramadan as well as throughout the rest of the year.

Categories:  lamb~sheep , beginner-cook , taste~mood , equipment , <-4-hours , soups-&-stews , southwest-asia-(middle-east) , time-to-make , asian , ramadan , holiday , easy , beans , meat , heirloom~historical , inexpensive , savory , stove-top , chickpeas~garbanzos ,
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Serving Size (178.34 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 353.45 Calories from Fat 263.79
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29.31g 180.37%
Saturated Fat 12.75g 254.92%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 91.25mg 121.67%
Sodium 87.25mg 14.54%
Total Carbohydrate 0.17g 0.22%
Dietary Fiber 0.12 g 1.88%
Sugars 0.02 g %
Protein 20.75g 165.96%
Vitamin A 100.07IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 21.11mg% Iron 2.0mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
canned, large, tomato puree, coriander seed, fresh, ground turmeric, dried mint, fresh mint sprigs