Tunisian Lamb Soup

    1 hour 20 min

    This soup is very easy to make, it is nutritious and not as spicy as we can think! The cumin gives it a wonderful taste and the harissa a beautiful red colour. You can serve this soup with a green salad and fresh bread. Can be served as a one dish meal.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 500g minced lamb
    • 2 garlic cloves, minced
    • 1 onion, minced
    • 300g spinach, washed and cut into strips
    • 3 tablespoons tomato puree
    • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
    • 1.5L chicken stock
    • 3 teaspoons harissa (more or less, to taste)
    • 1 (400g) tin chickpeas, rinsed and drained
    • 1/2 lemon, juice only
    • 150g pasta (macaroni or other pasta)
    • salt and pepper to taste

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hr20min 

    1. Add the lamb to a casserole and cook over high heat. When browned, remove from the heat and set aside.
    2. Keep a tablespoon of fat in the casserole and discard the rest. Reduce to medium heat then add the garlic, onion and spinach and cook until the onion is translucent and the spinach wilted or about 5 minutes.
    3. Return the lamb to the casserole with the onion-spinach mixture, add the tomato puree, cumin, harissa, chicken, chickpeas, lemon juice, salt and pepper in the pan. Simmer over low heat for about 20 minutes.
    4. Add the pasta and cook for 15 minutes or until pasta is cooked.

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