Harira: Moroccan Chickpea & Tomato Soup

Harira is a traditional Moroccan soup that is enjoyed all year round and it’s especially popular to break the fast during the sacred month of Ramadan.

Harira is a delicious vegan soup, which takes only 30 minutes to prepare and, in addition to being a tasty and nutritious dish, it provides an exceptional culinary journey to the exotic Morocco.

Enjoy this traditional Harira recipe below!


Harira: Moroccan Chickpea & Tomato Soup

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Harira, a traditional Moroccan chickpea and tomato soup, is one of my favorite vegan dishes. Easy to make and nutritious!

Course SoupCuisine Moroccan

Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 20 minutes Total Time 30 minutes

Servings 6 servings

Author Diana Oana


  • 2-3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tbsp harissa oriental spice mix
  • tsp cinnamon
  • 2 cm 3/4" grated ginger root
  • 400 g diced tomatoes fresh or canned
  • 400 g can chickpeas
  • 1 liter clear vegetable stock
  • fresh parsley or cilantro leaves
  • lemon zest

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  • Heat the oil in a pan, then add the onion and garlic and sauté for 2-3 minutes over medium heat.
  • Add the harissa, ginger, and cinnamon, and leave on the heat for a minute, then add the diced tomato.
  • Bring to a boil, then add the chickpeas and vegetable stock.
  • Let the soup simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Season to taste with salt and sprinkle with fresh parsley/cilantro leaves and lemon zest.


Harira: Moroccan Chickpea & Tomato Soup

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