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Moroccan harira

Recipe Information

Servings 6
Preparation Time 15 Minutes
Cook Time 20 Minutes
Total Time 35 Minutes
Difficulty Easy
Main Ingredient Beans
Category Beans & Legumes
Meal Lunch; Dinner
Type Main Dish
Subtype Soup
Diet Low Calorie; Low Cholesterol; High Fiber; High Protein


  • 1 cup onion, chopped

  • 3/4 cup celery, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger or 1/2 to 1 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric 

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 

  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper 

  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine 

  • Two 15-ounce cans garbanzo beans or 3 cups cooked dry-packaged garbanzo beans, rinsed, drained

  • One 28-ounce can whole tomatoes in juice, undrained, chopped

  • 1 quart reduced-sodium fat-free chicken broth 

  • 8 ounces boneless skinless chicken breast, cooked, cubed

  • 2 ounces angel hair pasta, broken into pieces

  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped

  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt 



  • In a large saucepan, heat the butter and saut� the onion, celery, ginger, ginger root, turmeric, cinnamon, and crushed red pepper for about 8 minutes or until tender.

  • Add the beans, tomatoes, tomato liquid, broth, and chicken and bring to a boil. Decrease the heat and simmer for about 5 minutes. Add the pasta and simmer for about 3 minutes or until the pasta is tender. Add the parsley and salt and serve.


Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories: 321 cal

  • Total fat: 5g

  • Cholesterol: 39mg

  • Sodium: 204mg

  • Carbohydrate: 46g

  • Dietary fiber: 9g

  • Protein: 22g