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Carrot, Onion, Garlic, Chard -Moroccan Red Lentil Soup with Chard

This easy Moroccan Red Lentil Soup recipe is similar to classic harirra but with healthy swiss chard. It's simple, spicy and delicious.

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 medium yellow onion diced

2 medium carrots diced

2 large cloves garlic minced

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric

1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes

1 teaspoon sea salt

One 15-ounce can diced tomatoes

1 cup dried split red lentils

2 quarts vegetable stock

1 bunch chard stems removed, roughly chopped

In a large stockpot or Dutch oven, heat the oil. Sauté the onion and carrot over medium-high heat until soft and beginning to brown, 7 minutes. Add the garlic, cumin, ginger, turmeric, chili flakes, and salt. Cook one minute more. Stir in the tomatoes, scraping up any brown bits from the bottom of the pan, and cook until the liquid has reduced and the tomatoes are soft, 5 minutes. Add the lentils and stock. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer uncovered until the lentils are soft, 10 minutes. Fold in the chard and cook until wilted, but still vibrant, 5 more minutes. Taste for seasoning. Serve the soup in bowls with a wedge of lemon on the side or a dollop of Greek yogurt.

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