Harira soup

Chef in disguise

For this month’s Arabic Flavor assignment, our host Ihssan chose Moroccan Harira soup. This rich soup has been on my list of recipes to try forever and a day. It is one of the most popular recipes in the Moroccan cuisine. A cuisine that I have always been fascinated by. The colors, the spices, the layers of flavor, the level of art that goes into pastries, desserts and candy In the Moroccan and the whole North-West Afrian cuisine is mesmerizing  to say the least.

Harira if you’re not familiar with it is a tomato and legumes soup. It’s fragrantly seasoned with caraway, pepper, and  a robust quantity of fresh aromatic herbs and veggies: cilantro, parsley, celery and onion.

As you go through the recipe, please don’t let the ingredient list scare you, this hearty soup is easy and totally worth the time. You can halve or even quarter the…

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