Eggplant soup with pickled lemon and black tahina

Recipe by Damaris Beems
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Course: SoupCuisine: Moroccan




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I would like to make this soup just for the garnish with the black tahina. Quite a picture, right? And tasty too. This soup is everything a soup should be. Just thick enough, very tasty, surprising because of the pickled lemon and also beautiful in your bowl.


  • 4 eggplants

  • 2 Onions

  • 5 ripe tomatoes

  • 1 small can tomato puree

  • 2 Preserved lemons

  • 2 table spoon cumin seeds

  • 1 table spoon harissa

  • 2 vegetable stock cubes

  • sunflower oil

  • optional: black olives and fresh flat-leaf parsley

Cooking time

  • Sauté the onion, garlic in the oil. Add the diced eggplant (with skin) and fry it gently with the lid on the pan. Add a little oil if necessary, because eggplants work like a sponge.
    After 15 minutes, add the chopped tomatoes, cumin seeds, stock cubes and plenty of water. The water should be 1 cm above the vegetables.
  • Let everything boil until it is cooked, then puree the soup. Add water if you think it’s necessary. You can now also add the tomato paste and let the soup thicken a bit.
    Bring it to taste with salt and pepper. And with the harissa. See how much you like in it.
  • Spoon the soup into bowls and garnish with a string of black tahina, fresh parsley and some black olives if you have them.

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