You have got to experience Marrakesh for yourself. But, not in the height of summer. My journey to discover Moroccan Soup Recipes was completed in late spring, and it was unbearably warm, even then.
This cultural odyssey began in Essaouira, a Moroccan town on the Atlantic coast. I have to say, I didn’t know what to expect of Morocco. We had been under the impression that the official language was French. I didn’t hear anybody speaking French.
But, the purpose of this post is not to regale you with my holiday memories. I want to extol the culinary achievements of the Moroccan people.
Moroccan Soup Recipes
We have done our fair share of travelling around Europe and occasionally further afield. The people we have met have always been friendly and welcoming. However, the welcome afforded by the Moroccan people was beyond anything we have previously experienced.
Moroccan Soup can be warm and comforting. And, perhaps, that explains why the people are so friendly and welcoming.
While we were in Marrakesh we did visit an excellent retaurant for a special meal. It wasn’t for any specific special occasion, other than the fact that we would be leaving morocco the following day.
I think it is quite typical of Marrakesh that the best restaurants are hidden away down back alleys. This was certainly true of our special restaurant.
Spicy Moroccan Sweet Potato Soup
This recipe is for a hearty, warming sweet potato soup, which is loaded with chickpeas and vegetables. If you relish full flavour vegetarian meals, this flavourful harissa is the broth for you.
Harissa is a North African hot chili pepper paste, the main ingredients of which are roasted red peppers, Baklouti peppers or serrano peppers, spices and herbs.
You may think of this dish as a stew, or a hotpot. It could be a chowder or a soup. What it is, is a Moroccan Harira, a delicious lamb and legume soup.
Chickpeas, lentils and lots of vegetables. Could you possibly imagine a healthier bowl of tasty goodness?
Butternut Squash and Goat Cheese Soup
Quite possibly my two favourite ingredients, combined in a wonderfully spicy soup.
Creamy, rich and beautifully coloured, this simple soup is so tasty and healthy. You will love and your family will love it.
Spiced Cauliflower Soup
A healthy, vegan soup flavoured with ginger and turmeric. This beautiful spiced cauliflower soup will be ever so popular in your home.
Sonja and Alex have come up with a winner in this tasty, comforting soup.
Moroccan carrot and red lentil soup
Lentil soup is a very popular dish in Morocco. You can see why with this Moroccan Carrot and Red Lentil Soup Recipe.
This luscious soup paired with a nice fresh side salad and some crusty bread will see you replete for a lovely evening.
Vegetable Soup with Chickpeas, Cilantro and Lemon
If you are not familiar with cilantro, which I wasn’t until I looked it up, it is the American name for coriander leaf. Moroccan cooking makes regular use of chickpeas in many soups and stews.
A fortuitous meeting with Meme Suissa from Casablanca allowed the owner of the attached blog to develop her delicious take on the traditional Moroccan vegetable soup. The original recipe had been passed down the generations for many years.
Chicken and lentil soup
I can still see the central square in Marrakech, from our viewpoint in the rooftop restaurant. It was a very hot afternoon, as I’m sure most are in Morocco. But, the chicken and lentil soup dish was delicious.
It had been a very long journey in the taxi from Essaouira. The only thing we were missing was some cool beer. However, very few restaurants in Morocco have a drinks licence.
On the positive side, I discovered how pleasant chilled avocado juice can be.
Creamy Moroccan Tomato Soup
This is rich, delicious tomato soup that bears no resemblance to the canned tomato soup I so despise at home.
Soup is one of those dinner ideas that I seldom look forward to, but nearly always enjoy.