Moroccan Lentil and Tomato Soup plus Tasty Tuesdays Linky

Oh, do I have a treat for you! This Moroccan Lentil and Tomato Soup is flavorful, vegetarian, gluten free and “guaranteed” to bring you good fortune in the new year if you eat a big bowl on New Year’s Day.

Well, the last part is folklore, but these lentils were fabulous! The spice combination in this is amazing. It isn’t spicy hot, just incredibly flavorful.

Moroccan Lentil and Tomato Soup - healthy lentil soup loaded with flavorful spices. Vegan, vegetarian, gluten free. gifts in jars.

I had planned to make my mom and in-laws jars of Lentil Soup Mix for Christmas so they would have an easy homemade meal for when they didn’t fee like cooking. But, I forgot to buy the barley. So, I had to decide: go back to the store or come up with another recipe with what I had on hand. I made the right choice.

The instructions below are to make it with fresh ingredients, but I also added the details for how I made them into a mix in a jar. I had to get a little creative because I didn’t want to force them to buy a jar of tomatoes or broth. Luckily, I had some sun dried tomatoes on hand and just pulverized those to a fine powder in my coffee grinder. You can buy dried tomato powder online, which is handy to have in the cupboard (affiliate link!).

Turmeric can be a bit expensive, but it absolutely makes this dish! Plus, it is reputed to be quite good for you.

Moroccan Lentil and Tomato Soup

Serves 6-8
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 40 minutes
Total time 45 minutes
Dietary Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Meal type Beans, Side Dish, Soup
Occasion New Years Eve
Moroccan Lentil and Tomato Soup - healthy lentil soup loaded with flavorful spices. Vegan, vegetarian, gluten free. gifts in jars.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup onion (diced)
  • 1/2 cup celery (diced)
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (28 ounce size)
  • 1 quart broth (chicken or vegetable)
  • water or additional broth (as desired for thickness of soup)


In a large soup pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Saute onions, celery and garlic until onions begin to turn translucent. Add spices and heat for 1 minute.
Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until lentils are soft, about 20 - 25 minutes.
Add more water or broth if you want it soupier.
To make a jar of soup mix for gift giving, add the following to a clean and dry pint jar:

1 bag lentils
2 tablespoons dehydrated onions
1 tablespoon dehydrated celery

Combine the following in a small bag and attach to jar:

2 bullion cubes and 3 tablespoons dehydrated tomato powder (or 1 package dry tomato soup mix)
2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon coriander
1 teaspoon turmeric
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Add instructions: Combine contents of jar with 4-6 cups of water, bring to a boil and simmer until lentils are tender, about 20 -25 minutes. Add additional water if desired.



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Until next time, happy eating.

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  1. Erin @ Stay At Home Yogi

    I’m vegetarian and my mom is gluten free, love that we could share this soup! Yum! 🙂 Happy new year!
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    1. Audrey

      I can imagine it can be a challenge sometimes to make things for different diets. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. KimberlyGayeta

    Oooh this made me crave for some pork and beans! I would definitely try this recipe, maybe as soon as this weekend. Thanks for sharing this Audrey!

  3. Emily

    I love trying new soups, and this one sounds so flavorful and perfect for a wintery day! Thanks for sharing with Merry Monday this week!

    1. Audrey

      Thanks, Emily. The combination of spices was amazing!

  4. Jamie

    That looks so good!! Pinned it to try! #HomeMattersParty

    1. Audrey

      I hope you enjoy it.

  5. Hannah@SeeingtheLovely

    I love lentils, so I may have to try this soup, it looks great! #HomeMattersParty

  6. Lisa B.

    What a tasty recipe! I love soups and this would be a great one to make. Thank you for linking up with us over at the Welcome Home Wednesdays Link Party!!
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    1. Audrey

      Thanks for coming by. The spice blend is delicious.

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