True Moroccan Lentil Soup
120 mins (prep 30, cooking 90)
15 ingredients
6 servings
This is one of my favorite lentil soups outside of one I had in Rome many years ago now. There are thousands of "Moroccan" Lentil Soup recipes out there; especially on the internet where everyone is a "Moroccan Cook" simply by using the spices used in Morocco. That is not what Moroccan cooking is about. Yes, it is the spicing but how much? How many? Which types? Just as anyone can add garlic and basil to a dish and call it Italian food, is it? I think, in fact, I know not. That it may have ingredients well known to and used in many regions of Italy does not make it authentic. I will settle for nothing less than real life authenticity when it comes to Moroccan food; or the food of any country/region. It is in the knowledge, technique, time and simplicity where one finds authenticity; not necessarily in Gourmet Magazine or from Aunt Rita who went to Morocco, or anywhere, once 45 years ago on a five day tour blitz. This one is simple and hearty.

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Serving Size (425.7 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 270.5 Calories from Fat 45.18
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5.02g 46.36%
Saturated Fat 0.6g 18.01%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 24.03mg 6.01%
Total Carbohydrate 42.47g 84.93%
Dietary Fiber 16.93 g 406.37%
Sugars 5.5 g %
Protein 15.7g 188.35%
Vitamin A 34.95IU% Vitamin C 6.09mg%
Calcium 86.81mg% Iron 4.86mg%
*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:
chopped onions, small white beans, sliced carrots, ground ginger, sweet paprika, ground cumin, mild