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Moroccan-Style Vegetable Soup

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Category: Soups, Vegetarian, Moroccan

 Ingredients List

  • 2 tb Safflower oil
  • 2 lg Onions,chopped
  • 2 md Potatoes,scrubbed and cut
  • -into 3/4" chunks
  • 2 c Raw pumpkin or butternut
  • -squash,peeled and cut into
  • -3/4" chunks
  • 2 lg Carrots,coarsely chopped
  • 1 cn Plum tomatoes with liquid,
  • -chopped (14 oz)
  • 2 ts Ground cumin
  • 3/4 ts Turmeric
  • 2 c Chick peas,canned or
  • -well-cooked
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 1 c Whole grain couscous
  • -(presteamed, cracked
  • -semolina)


Heat the oil in a large soup pot. Add the onions and saute over
moderate heat until golden. Add the potatoes, pumpkin or squash,
carrots, tomatoes, and enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, then
add the seasonings and simmer over low heat, covered, for
approximately 45 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.

Add the chick peas and season to taste with salt and pepper. Simmer
over very low heat for another 15 minutes.

In the meantime, place the couscous in an oven-proof bowl. Cover with
two cups of boiling water, then cover the bowl and let stand for 15
minutes. Fluff with a fork. Place a small amount of the couscous in
each soup bowl, then ladle the soup over it. Serve at once.

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