Harira Recipe (Moroccan Chickpea Lentil Soup)

    harira soup in a bowl

    This harira recipe is a satisfying, one-pot meal that’s full of bold flavors and great texture while also being gluten-free and vegan-friendly.

    Authentic harira soup is often made with lentils, chickpeas, and some kind of meat. The meat can either be beef, chicken, or lamb, but lamb harira soup is most common.

    This vegetarian harira soup recipe doesn’t contain any meat, but still packs a wonderful dose of protein thanks to the lentils and chickpeas that are in the recipe. The two also provide fantastic texture to the dish and comforting heartiness that make this meal fulfilling.

    While traditional harira may contain some sour cream as a garnish, you can easily use coconut milk instead as a vegan-friendly option. Other ingredients like jalapeño slices add a nice kick to this lentil soup recipe as well.

    If you’re looking for a healthy meal that’s full of flavor, easy to make, and a satisfying way to go meatless, look no further than this harira recipe as it truly checks all the boxes!


    Cook time: 15 minutes
    Prep time: 5 minutes
    Idle time:



    1. Warm a little bit of coconut oil in a saucepan and add the garlic, onion, and jalapeño slices (if using). Cook until the ingredients have lightly browned.
    2. Add lentils, vegetable broth, chopped tomatoes, and coconut milk (if using). Simmer for about 10 minutes.
    3. To the pan, add the chickpeas and cook for another 5 minutes. Take a bite of the lentils to see if they are tender. If not, continue cooking them and checking on them every few minutes. If the lentils are done, serve the soup with any optional toppings like fresh herbs or turmeric.

    Additional information

    Recipe adapted from contentednesscooking.com

    Born and raised in Southern California, Beeta has embraced a healthy lifestyle focused on farm-to-table cooking, natural products, and wellness routines. When she's not writing up recipes or discussing the latest natural living trends, Beeta enjoys spending time trying new restaurants, traveling with family and friends, and relaxing at home with her furry companion.