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Moroccan Harira

No recipe image available.A traditional Moroccan soup, seasoned with aromatic spices and fresh ginger, this version features cubes of chicken breast, garbanzo beans and broken angel hair pasta.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup chopped onion
3/4 cup chopped celery
1 teaspoon grated gingerroot 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
2 (15-ounce) cans Garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
1 (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 chopped parsley
1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt

Cooking Directions:

  1. Sauté onion, celery, gingerroot, turmeric, cinnamon and crushed red pepper in butter in large saucepan until tender, about 8 minutes. Stir in beans, tomatoes and liquid, broth and chicken. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in pasta. Simmer until pasta is tender, about 3 minutes. Stir in parsley and salt.

Makes 6 servings (about 1 3/4 cups each).

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): Calories 321; Fat 5g; % Calories from Fat 14; Potassium 817mg; Carbohydrate 46g; Folate 119mcg; Sodium 859mg; Calcium 124mg; Protein 22g; Dietary Fiber 9g; Cholesterol 39mg.

Recipe provided courtesy of The Bean Education & Awareness Network.