Sweet Potato & Lentil Soup

We all really enjoyed this soup! Ava took one bite and said “Yummy!”… that rarely happens!! I decided to puree part of the soup with my immersion blender after taking these photos and it turned out even better. Enjoy!

Sweet Potato & Lentil Soup

Sweet Potato & Lentil Soup

Sweet Potato & Lentil Soup

Ingredients:

  • Water/Broth for sauté
  • 1 Medium Onion Diced
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, peeled and minced or pressed
  • 1 – 15oz Can Fire-Roasted Crushed Tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp Minced Fresh Ginger
  • 1 1/2 tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Ground Coriander
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp Cayenne
  • 3 Medium Sweet potatoes, peeled & cut into 3/4″ cubes
  • 8 Cups Veggie Broth -OR- 4 Cups Veggie Broth AND 4 Cups Water
  • 1 1/2 Cup Red Lentils – sort and rinse before using
  • Salt & Pepper

Instructions:

  1. Water/broth sauté the onion and cook, stirring frequently for 2 minutes or until the onion starts to soften. (OR water sauté)
  2. Add in the garlic, ginger and spices (except the salt & pepper), stir well and cook for about 30 seconds.
  3. Stir in the tomatoes and cook for 3 minutes.
  4. Add the sweet potatoes, broth/water & lentils. Stir well and bring to a boil over high heat. When the mixture comes to a boil, reduce the heat, cover and simmer for about 20 minutes or until the sweet potatoes and lentils are soft. Taste, season with salt & pepper and serve.
Chop all of your ingredients

Chop all of your ingredients

Spices

Spices

Saute onions for a few minutes then add ginger, garlic and spices. Stir well and cook for about 30 more seconds

Saute onions for a few minutes then add ginger, garlic and spices. Stir well and cook for about 30 more seconds

Add tomatoes and cook for about 3 more minutes.

Add tomatoes and cook for about 3 more minutes.

Smells so good!!!

Smells so good!!!

Add broth/water, lentils and sweet potatoes. Bring to a boil, reduce to low and cover. Cook for about 20-25 minutes or until potatoes and lentils are soft.

Add broth/water, lentils and sweet potatoes. Bring to a boil, reduce to low and cover. Cook for about 20-25 minutes or until potatoes and lentils are soft.

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Puree part of the soup with your immersion blender!

Puree part of the soup with your immersion blender!

Ava loved it!

Ava loved it!

Sweet Potato & Lentil Soup

Adapted from a recipe in “The Kind Life

 

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  1. CJ Reply

    I made this tonight for dinner and it was so flavorful and easy! I added one bay leaf when I added the broth/lentils. It was a great addition for flavor and I highly recommend! Thanks for the recipe!

    • Great idea! I’ll add that in, thank you!!!!

  2. davej1977 Reply

    This is the best recipe I have tried for a very long time. An absolute cracker!

  3. Molly Reply

    Just now during diner, my 4 1/2 year old just said, “Yummy, let’s have this all the time!”

    • Yay!! I know how hard it is to please the kiddos so double YAY!!! :-)