One of the world’s most famous and delicious cuisines, Moroccan food can be simple or complex. Try this soup for a delectable taste bud experience that also contains fiber and spices that are good for your health.



  • Moroccan Garbanzo Soup4 cups garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed

  • 2 cups tomatoes, canned

  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable base

  • 2 quarts water

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon turmeric

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 2/3 cup couscous, uncooked



  1. Sauté onion and spices in the oil until onion softens.

  2. Add garbanzo beans, tomatoes, couscous, water and vegetable base and bring to a boil.

  3. Reduce to simmer and cook 3 minutes until couscous is soft.

  4. Add herbs, lemon juice and salt.


Nutrition Information

  • Servings: 8

  • Calories: 230


This information has been approved by Clinical Nutrition Services (February 2012). For specific diet information tailored to your needs, we recommend you consult with one of our registered dietitians.