How to Make It
Heat oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium-high. Add onion and garlic; cook, stirring often, until tender and beginning to brown, 6 to 8 minutes. Add ginger, harissa, spices, salt, and pepper. Cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 2 minutes.
Add broth, squash, lentils, and carrots; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until lentils are tender, about 20 minutes. Working in 2 batches, transfer mixture to a blender. Remove center piece of blender lid to allow steam to escape. Secure lid on blender and place a clean towel over lid. Process until smooth, about 1 minute. (You can also use an immersion blender.) Return soup to pot and stir in lemon juice.
Drizzle each serving with oil and top with almonds and parsley. Serve with toasted pita and yogurt for dipping.
A drizzle or olive oil and a dash of pepper turn yogurt into a luscious dip that goes perfectly with crispy pita and creamy soup.