This colorful, flavorful, spiced vegetable soup made a scrumptious first course but is hearty enough to be served as a meal with a salad and some bread.
We are traveling to Morocco today........
Evelyne of CulturEatz invites us to join her on the 10th of each month to explore the foods of a different country. This month we headed to Morocco.
I decided to make this Moroccan Spiced Soup as a starter to a dinner party that I was hosting for my son in law's parents who were visiting from France. I always try to have some hearty non meat dishes when entertaining as my son in law is a vegetarian.
Starting with this soup ensured that he would get some protein from the chickpeas and lentils and that it was hearty enough to help his hunger get satisfied.
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Morocco is the westernmost country in North Africa, bordering the Mediterranean Sea. You can definitely feel the Middle Eastern influence when you take a bite of this soup flavored with turmeric, cumin and chili flakes.
This soup smelled delicious as it was cooking and when my son in law took his first bite he said "Wow, what an explosion of flavors!" My daughter from Russia thought the soup was delicious as well and said that she didn't normally like lentils but she loved this soup.
The Angel Face ate two bowls and my son in law's family were oohing and aahing as well. I think this soup is a keeper.