Savor the exquisite flavors of Moroccan cuisine with our tantalizing Moroccan Roasted Vegetable Soup. This delicious recipe features a blend of roasted parsnips, butternut squash, and carrots, creating a symphony of rich, earthy flavors. Every spoonful of this warming soup transports you to the vibrant markets of Morocco.
Our carefully selected Ras-el-Hanout spice blend enhances the natural sweetness of the vegetables and adds a wonderfully aromatic touch to the soup’s exquisite combination of flavors. Allow yourself to be enchanted as the warming spices dance on your taste buds and leave you wanting more.
Whether you’re a soup lover or an adventurous foodie, this Moroccan Roasted Vegetable Soup is an absolute winner, offering a nutritious, comforting and completely satisfying meal that combines the exotic essence of Moroccan cuisine.
- 1 red onion, cut into 8 wedges
- 300g carrots, cut into 2cm pieces
- 300g parsnips, cut into 2cm pieces
- 300g peeled butternut squash, cut into 2cm pieces
- 1 small potato, cut into 2cm pieces
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1 tbsp Ras el Hanout
- 1½ tbsp olive oil
- 1.3 l hot vegetable broth
- 6 tablespoons Greek yogurt and 1 tablespoon finely chopped mint for serving (optional)
- Preheat oven to 200°C/180°C fan/gas 6.
- Place all the vegetables and garlic in a roasting pan.
- Sprinkle the ras el hanout and some spices over it, drizzle over the oil and mix everything well.
- Roast for 30-35 minutes, turning the vegetables halfway through, until tender and starting to caramelize slightly.
- Place the roasted vegetables in a large pot, pour the hot broth over them and simmer for 5 minutes.
- Puree the soup in a food processor or in a pan with a hand blender until smooth.
- Pour the soup into a flask to process.
- If you’re eating it at home, serve it with a dollop of yogurt, a sprinkle of mint and a grind of black pepper.
Equipment and tools
For this recipe you will need the following equipment and tools:
- Aluminum foil
- Blender or hand blender
- Serving bowls
- Spoon or ladle
This Moroccan Roasted Vegetable Soup recipe contains the following allergens:
- Dairy products (Greek-style yogurt)
If you have food allergies, please be sure to check ingredients and labels for possible allergens. Depending on your needs, you can omit or substitute ingredients to meet your dietary needs.
Storage and leftovers
If you have any leftover Moroccan roasted vegetable soup, you can store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. To reheat, simply heat the soup in a saucepan over medium heat until warmed through.
Note: The Greek yogurt and finely chopped mint used for serving are optional. If you want to add them, add them fresh when serving the soup.
Health Benefits of Moroccan Roasted Vegetable Soup
Moroccan roasted vegetable soup is not only a delicious and comforting dish, but also has a lot to offer in terms of health benefits. Packed with a variety of nutrient-dense vegetables and aromatic spices, this soup is a powerhouse for your body. Let’s dive into some of the health benefits this hearty soup offers.
1. Rich in fiber
The combination of carrots, parsnips, butternut squash and potatoes in this Moroccan roasted vegetable soup provides an excellent source of fiber. Fiber promotes healthy digestion, prevents constipation and helps maintain regular bowel movements. It also helps with weight management by keeping you full longer and curbing unnecessary cravings.
2. Rich in antioxidants
The bright colors of the vegetables used in this soup indicate their high antioxidant content. Carrots, parsnips and butternut squash are rich in beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant that is converted into vitamin A in the body. Vitamin A is important for maintaining healthy skin, improving vision and strengthening the immune system.
3. Supports immune system health
The immune-boosting properties of this soup come from the combination of vegetables, garlic, and spices. Garlic contains compounds that stimulate the immune system, helping to ward off common illnesses. Additionally, the spices used, such as Ras el Hanout, have anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties that support overall immune health.
4. Nutrient rich
This Moroccan soup is rich in vegetables and offers a wide range of vitamins and minerals important for your well-being. Carrots are rich in vitamin C, parsnips provide vitamin K and folic acid. Butternut squash is a great source of vitamins A and E and potatoes contain plenty of potassium. These nutrients are important for maintaining healthy bones, skin and a strong immune system.
5. Heart healthy
By incorporating heart-healthy olive oil into soup, you can reap its numerous benefits. Olive oil is rich in monounsaturated fats, which promote a healthy heart by lowering bad cholesterol levels. Regular consumption of olive oil can also reduce the risk of heart disease and inflammation.
6. Versatile and customizable
One of the great things about this soup is its versatility. You can easily adjust the ingredients to suit your tastes and dietary needs without compromising the health benefits. Whether you want to add additional vegetables or experiment with different seasonings, this Moroccan Roasted Vegetable Soup can be customized to suit your preferences.
In summary, Moroccan Roasted Vegetable Soup offers a delicious culinary experience while providing a number of health benefits. From aiding digestion to supporting your immune system, this soup is a fantastic addition to a balanced diet. Try to include it in your diet for a nutritious and tasty meal.