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Moroccan Red Lentil Soup [Vegan]

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Hearty and comforting Moroccan Red Lentil Soup is a filling and delicious dish for any night of the week. Warm African spices make this dish extra special.

Moroccan Red Lentil Soup [Vegan]

This Recipe is :

Dairy Free Vegan

Calories

438

Serves

4

Cook Time

30

Ingredients

For the Soup:

  • 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 garlic clove, finely minced
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups red lentils, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

For the Topping:

  • 1 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon dried mint
  • 3-4 tablespoon fresh cilantro

Preparation

  1. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and salt; cook until softened about 5 minutes.
  2. Add coriander, cumin, ginger, cinnamon, cayenne and pepper; cook until fragrant, about 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Stir in tomato paste and garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  4. Stir in broth, water and lentils; bring to simmer.
  5. Simmer vigorously, stirring occasionally, until the lentils are soft and tender, about 15 to 18 minutes.
  6. Whisk soup until smooth, about 30 seconds. Stir in lemon juice and season with salt.
  7. Before serving; melt the butter in small skillet; remove from heat and stir in mint and paprika.
  8. Ladle soup into individual bowls, drizzle each portion with 1tsp spiced butter, sprinkle with cilantro and serve.

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AUTHOR & RECIPE DETAILS


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Indian favorites and meat-free classics from all over the world. Hello There!! I am Pavani, author and photographer of Cook’s Hideout. I left my apparel retail job few years back to become a full-time mom and a food blogger. I am a lifelong vegetarian and love trying out new (plant based) dishes from all around the world. I share my tried and tested vegetarian and vegan dishes on my blog!


 

 

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0 comments on “Moroccan Red Lentil Soup [Vegan]”

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Susan Herzer
9 Months Ago

Huh? The first ingredient listed is "unsalted butter". How, exactly, is this vegan?


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Jim Lachman
22 Dec 2017

Exactly what I was thinking. I decided I would download it anyway and substitute coconut oil in place of the butter.

Ululani Reyes
29 Dec 2017

There are vegan butters, such as “Earth Balance.”



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