Harira (Moroccan Soup), Hummus, Mosaic Salad & Roasted Pepper


Postal delivery in Singapore is pathetic.  I posted birthday cards at the opening time on Saturday and one of my friends just received it.  Why does it take 3 days (without counting Sunday) in this tiny place??  It’s always a mystery.  I’ve had a few experiences of them recording that they attempted to deliver but nobody was home and the parcels went back where they came from – even though I was at home waiting all day and the door bell never rang!!  No notice was sent either.



We had a heavy-ish dinner of chicken thigh last night so today’s dinner was a relatively healthy one.  Harira (Moroccan soup), hummous, mosaic salad (Middle-Eastern salad) and roasted pepper with tomato.



Harira is a soup people have in Morocco after Ramadan.  I learned a recipe for it in a cooking class that I like but I seem to have misplaced it, so I searched online and used this recipe.  It has garlic, onion, carrot, celery, lentils, chick peas, salad spinach, coriander leaves, spices, salt & pepper and tomato paste.  It calls for beef but I made it without but used chicken stock rather than water.  It also added some pasta but I didn’t.


There are all sorts of variations of this soup, some uses pasta, some don’t, different spices, different meat etc.  This one wasn’t bad but I should have cooked longer and mashed some of the lentils so it was a little thicker.





Middle-Eastern mosaic salad.  Red onion, tomato, cucumber, yellow pepper, lemon juice, salt, pepper, coriander leaves.



I like hummus very plain – just chick peas, tahini, garlic, lemon juice, salt, pepper, water from the tin of chick peas, olive oil.  I meant to sprinkle just a little paprika…



Roasted pepper with tomato and garlic.  All you do is put them in the oven but they become so sweet and the juice of the tomato and olive oil flavoured with pepper and garlic is so delicious.  Everyone I have served it to loves it.








I like this type of food, it’s relatively healthy and satisfactory.  I don’t know if many men like this type of meal but fortunately my husband does.  The only problem is that they all make you want to have more bread.





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