Vine Post: Hello Fresh Spiced Moroccan Lentil and Chickpea Soup

Right, I thought to myself when looking at this recipe. This can’t possibly go wrong. I love soup. I make soup all the time. Granted, normally it has less spice in it, and we’ll use the unhealthiest bread possible rather than wholemeal pittas. But it’s soup. What could possibly go wrong?

That all went down the drain almost immediately, when it turned out the packaging around the pittas had split at some point and they were already mouldy. That meant a hasty reschedule of the dinner timetable and a trip to the supermarket to replace them. I was still wishing for a nice hunk of cheesy bread instead, but I’d seen the calorie count on the back of the recipe, so I thought I had better comply.

Hello Fresh Spiced Moroccan Lentil and Chickpea Soup
Hello Fresh Spiced Moroccan Lentil and Chickpea Soup

I have to say I wasn’t fully with it when we eventually did make the soup. I managed to forget to wash the lentils until the moment they were supposed to be in the pan, and I spilled sauce everywhere while I was checking the soup. But, it turned out alright. It was not really spicy at all, to my delight and J’s disappointment, and the pittas were predictably far too small and weedy to satisfy. Still, it was the best of the batch – and it did actually thicken up after being on the heat for a while, which was a relief after last week’s watery debacle. 

Hello Fresh Spiced Moroccan Lentil and Chickpea Soup
Hello Fresh Spiced Moroccan Lentil and Chickpea Soup

This is now definitely our last Hello Fresh post, as I’ve cancelled the subscription and won’t be going back. Mind you, they’ve called me twice since then to see if I’m enjoying my box, so I wouldn’t be surprised if I end up getting a new one through some computer glitch. Fingers crossed I don’t – I wouldn’t look forward to another high-calorie dose like the recipes we have tried so far, especially when I’m not able to control when I eat them or how far I can spread the meals out.

So, here’s our final Hello Fresh vine:

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