Moroccan veggie soup

Moroccan veggie soup

This colourful soup is packed with nutritious veggies, pulses and spices for a vegan winter warmer with less than 250 calories.
*This recipe is gluten-free according to industry standards
Total Time 45 mins
Servings 4
Calories 212 kcal


  • 2 tsp vegetable oil 
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 3 sticks celery finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 2 preserved lemons  flesh discarded and rind finely chopped
  • 2 red chillis deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 400 g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 large (350g) potato cut into 2cm chunks
  • 400 g tin chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 80 g spinach 
  • a bunch flat-leaf parsley roughly chopped
  • 1 lemon ½ juiced, and ½ wedged to serve


  • Heat the vegetable oil in a large pan and add the onion, celery and a pinch of salt. Put on a lid and cook gently for 10 minutes, stirring regularly. Add the garlic, preserved lemons and red chillies, and cook for 2 minutes. Add the tomato purée and spices, and cook for a further 2 minutes before adding the chopped tomatoes, potato, chickpeas and 1.25 litres of boiling water.
  • Bring to the boil, then turn down and simmer for 30 minutes until the potatoes are tender. Tip in the spinach, flat-leaf parsley and a little seasoning, and stir for 1 minute until wilted. Add the lemon juice, then spoon into bowls with lemon wedges for squeezing.