Moroccan Lentil Soup with Veggies


My family and I have been trying to eat healthy, so I started adding veggies to all my soups. This recipe is easy to make, fun, and delicious. You can modify it in many ways; add your own favorite cooking oil, as well as your own greens. Serve with toasted rosemary bread. Yum!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
7 servings


  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • 4 large carrots, chopped

  • 1 large white onion, finely chopped

  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt

  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger

  • ½ teaspoon dried tarragon

  • ½ teaspoon cumin

  • 1 (16 ounce) package dry lentils

  • 1 cup crushed tomatoes

  • 2 quarts vegetable broth

  • 1 (10 ounce) package spinach

  • 1 large zucchini, cut into small pieces

  • 1 pinch salt to taste

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil, or to taste


  1. Heat 1/4 cup olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Cook and stir carrots, onion, salt, parsley, black pepper, ginger, tarragon, and cumin in the hot oil until the onion is translucent, 5 to 7 minutes.

  2. Stir lentils and tomatoes into the carrot mixture. Pour vegetable broth over the vegetables, stir, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, place a cover on the pot, and simmer until the lentils are tender, 45 to 50 minutes.

  3. Stir spinach and zucchini into the broth mixture; simmer until the zucchini is tender, about 7 minutes more. Remove pot from heat and season soup with salt. Drizzle 1 teaspoon olive oil over the soup before serving.

Cook's Note:

You can use chicken stock in place of vegetable stock, if you prefer.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

390 Calories
10g Fat
56g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 7
Calories 390
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Sodium 1191mg 52%
Total Carbohydrate 56g 20%
Dietary Fiber 24g 87%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 30mg 149%
Calcium 141mg 11%
Iron 7mg 41%
Potassium 1238mg 26%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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