Get to Know Harira

Category: Famous Moroccan Recipes

Ramadan is a special time for Moroccans, filled with joyous celebrations and cherished traditions. Among these is the tradition of serving traditional dishes on the Ramadan table. The warm, comforting flavors of these classic recipes bring families together and provide an opportunity to celebrate the unique culinary heritage of Morocco.

Though each family has its own collection of recipes to enjoy during Ramadan, there are a few staples that are enjoyed heartily by all. One of the most iconic is Harira soup. This soup is a symbol of the values and beliefs held close by Moroccan households, and its exact recipe may vary slightly depending on the family’s region and preferred combination of ingredients. However, most Harira soups feature some combination of onion, celery, garlic, a variety of spices, lentils, chickpeas tomato paste, lamb, or beef (optional).

Not only is it an enjoyable part of the traditional meal, but its nutritious ingredients provide essential nourishment during fasting. For those observing Ramadan, Harira soup is a delicious and healthy way to stay energized and nourished during this holy month.

Richly spiced and full of flavor, this hearty soup is sure to warm both your heart and your belly!

Recreate this hearty and flavorful soup right at home with our authentic Harira recipe!