Moroccan Harira & Chicken Soup

 

This North African-inspired soup is flavoured with harissa and spices. Serve with houmous toasts and cooling yogurt

What you will need

3 tbsp olive oil, plus extra to drizzle Olive oil ol-iv oyl Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs

1 leek, washed and finely sliced Leek lee-k Like garlic and onion, leeks are a member of the allium family, but have their own distinct…

4 fat celery sticks, chopped into small pieces Celery sell-er-ee A collection of long, thick, juicy stalks around a central, tender heart, celery ranges in…

3 large carrots, chopped into small pieces Carrot ka-rot The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

2 big parsnips, peeled and chopped into small pieces Parsnip par-snip The fact that the parsnip is a member of the carrot family comes as no surprise - it looks just…

small pack coriander, stalks finely chopped, leaves reserved to serve

1 tbsp cumin seed

2 tsp ground cumin

2 tsp ground coriander

2 tsp ground cinnamon

2 tsp ground turmeric

2 tbsp harissa (we used Belazu) Harissa ha-riss-ah This hot, aromatic paste made from chilli and assorted other spices and herbs is spicy and…

2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes

2 chicken stock cubes, crumbled

85g raw green lentil Lentils len-til The lentil plant (Lens Culinaris) originates from Asia and North Africa and is one of our oldest…

zest and juice 1 lemon Lemon le-mon Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

1 tbsp golden caster sugar

natural yogurt, toast and houmous, to serve

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