Moroccan Chick Pea Soup Recipe

Chick peas + lentils + unusual spices = a belly-warming soup on a bone-chilling day.

Moroccan soup

We wrap up National Soup Month with this unusual soup full of Middle Eastern and North African flavors. Serve it with flat breads for a hearty winter dinner.

Moroccan Chick Pea Soup Recipe
Chick peas + lentils + unusual spices = a belly-warming soup on a bone-chilling day.
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Recipe type: Soup
Serves: 4 servings
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • ½ leek, chopped
  • 1 stock celery, chopped
  • 2 large carrots, chopped
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 large zucchini, halved lengthwise and sliced
  • 1 14oz can diced tomatoes
  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup cooked chick peas
  • ¼ cup red lentils
  • ½ cup Israeli cous cous
  • chopped fresh cilantro or Italian parsley (optional)
  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan or Dutch oven. Add leeks, celery, and carrots and cook for 5 minutes or until leeks are tender.
  2. Add spices and stir to coat the vegetables.
  3. Add zucchini, broth, chick peas, and lentils to pot. Bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat slightly. Stir in cous cous.
  5. Simmer for 20 minutes or until lentils and cous cous are tender, stirring occasionally and adding more broth if necessary to prevent sticking.
  6. Serve topped with chopped cilantro or parsley if desired.


by Renee Pottle

Renee Pottle, a freelance writer and Home Economist, is fanatic about all things food. She blogs about canning and food preservation at Find her professional food writing info at

January 28, 2016

You May Also Like…

Mixes in a Jar Book Announcement

Mixes in a Jar Book Announcement

I am excited to announce that my newest book, Mixes in a Jar – Delicious Recipes for Storing Year-round Gifts and Easy Meals is now available! You can order your copy on the Mother Earth News site.

Slow Roasted, Dehydrated Tomatoes

Slow Roasted, Dehydrated Tomatoes

If you have an excess of half-ripened slicing tomatoes, you may wonder what to do with them. They seldom ripen on the vine, and even if you bring them in to ripen on the windowsill, they lack sweet summer tomato taste.

Altering Your Canned Salsa Recipe

Altering Your Canned Salsa Recipe

It’s salsa canning time! The time of year when tomatoes, peppers, and onions are fresh and plentiful. But canning books don’t include many creativ


  1. Mia

    Can any of these soups be “canned”?


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Rate this recipe: