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Daniel Fast Recipes


Prep 20 min ∙ Cook 40 min ∙ Serves 4

Harira is a great recipe for the Daniel Fast as it has nearly 15 grams of protein per serving.


2 TBSP oil
1 cup chopped onion

1/2 cup chopped celery
2 cups warm water
1/2 tsp salt, divided
1/4 tsp peeled fresh ginger, minced
1/4 tsp ground red pepper
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
2 garlic clove, minced
2 cups mushroom broth
1/2 cup dried small red lentils
3 TBSP chopped fresh cilantro
1 1/2 cups chopped & seeded plum tomatoes
3 TBSP chopped fresh parsley
2 15 oz. cans chickpeas, drained
Pinch of saffron threads


1) Heat oil in a large saucepan on medium heat.

2) Add onion and celery and sauté 4 minutes or until tender.
3) Combine 2 cups warm water and saffron, let stand 2 minutes.
4) Add 1/4 tsp salt, ginger, red pepper, cinnamon, and garlic. Cook 1 minute.
5) Add saffron water mixture, broth, tomato, lentils, and chickpeas.
6) Bring to boil then reduce heat.
7) Simmer 20 minutes or until lentils are tender.
8) Stir in cilantro, parsley, and remaining 1/4 tsp salt.