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North African Spiced Soup
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This spicy soup is classically known as Harira and is made with potatoes, tomatoes, chickpeas, and various spices.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Nutrition Facts

Makes 6 servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 194.6
Total Carbs 39.9 g
Dietary Fiber 7.4 g
Sugars 5.4 g
Total Fat 1.1 g
Saturated Fat 0.1 g
Unsaturated Fat 0.5 g
Potassium 194.0 mg
Protein 6.4 g
Sodium 418.8 mg
Dietary Exchanges
, 1 1/2 Vegetables , 2 Starch
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Note: One or more ingredients from this recipe are not included in the nutritional analysis above. Either the ingredient is missing from our database or is listed as "optional" in the recipe.
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1 each  large onion
5 cup  low sodium vegetable broth
1 tsp  ground cinnamon
1 tsp  ground turmeric
1 tbsp  fresh ginger root
1 pinch  ground cayenne (red pepper)
2 each  medium carrots
2 each  medium celery stalks
14 oz  Tomatoes, dices, unsalted, canned
1 lb  russet potatoes
5 pinch  saffron
14 oz  canned chickpeas
2 tbsp  fresh cilantro
1 tbsp  fresh lemon juice
1 pinch  salt and pepper
1 each  medium lemons
  1. Place the chopped onion in a large pot with 1 1/4 cups of the vegetable stock. Bring mixture to boil and simmer gently for approximately 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, mix together the cinnamon, turmeric, ginger, cayenne pepper and 2 tablespoons of stock to form a paste. Stir into the onion mixture with the carrots, celery and remaining stock.
  3. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce the heat, cover and gently simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Add tomatoes and potatoes and simmer gently, covered for 20 minutes. Add the saffron, chickpeas, cilantro and lemon juice. Season to taste and serve piping hot with fried wedges of lemon.

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