Sweet Potato and Lentil Soup

"This soup is a little spicy, elegant enough for a dinner party, super cheap to make and very tasty... Don't be put off by the lentils - trust me you won't know they are there (and secretly they are so good for you)."
 
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Ready In:
40mins
Ingredients:
11
Serves:
6
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ingredients

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directions

  • Peel and roughly chop the onions and sweet potatoes - can be chunky.
  • Combine with the stock or water, lentils, garlic, cumin, cayenne and turmeric in a pot.
  • Cover and bring to the boil. Simmer until the potatoes and lentils are cooked - about 20-30 minutes.
  • Puree the soup, adding in the coriander and the juice of the lemon. Add salt and pepper to taste (lots of pepper for me).

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Reviews

  1. little_princess_suzy
    Amazing recipe! It is very very inexpensive, and the flavour is fantastic! I left out the coriander because I was feeling lazy, used vegetable stock in place of chicken, and pureed the soup in 2 batches in the blender and it came out perfectly. Definately nice enough to serve at a dinner party. Thanks for posting!
     
  2. lezamcguinness
    Surprisingly delicious. I didn't use onions because I don't like onions, but this was still a great, filling, and healthy soup. It didn't taste sweet at all.
     
  3. lmkga
    What a great way to use lentils and create a delicious and healthy dish. I used my hand blender to puree... and I used cilantro that comes in a tube (sounds strange I know... but there are herbs available in the produce section that last longer than fresh herbs). I also cut the recipe in half and used only a half of an onion. This is a keeper... but remember to serve only to those who like cilantro (some people are very adverse to the taste, but I love it!)
     
  4. Amy S.
    This is my 5 year olds FAVORITE soup. He is packing it on his first day of kindergarten!!!!! Now that is what I call COMFORT food!!!! I do everything that the recipe says except the coriander/cilantro, just not a big fan. The only other thing I differ in is I don't peel the sweet potatoes. That's where all the nurtients are. Having said that this soup is AWESOME!!!!!!!!
     
  5. SugarJen
    Yum, yum, and yum again. Thank goodness for the poster who explained that this recipe is asking for a half cup of cilantro, not a half cup of ground coriander!! The lemon also really added something at the end. The only thing I would change next time is to boil the lentils and spices for about 20 minutes before I add the potatos and onions. The potatos were really falling apart before the lentils were done.
     
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  1. little_princess_suzy
    Amazing recipe! It is very very inexpensive, and the flavour is fantastic! I left out the coriander because I was feeling lazy, used vegetable stock in place of chicken, and pureed the soup in 2 batches in the blender and it came out perfectly. Definately nice enough to serve at a dinner party. Thanks for posting!
     
  2. Ruthieroo
    Really nice. I didn't have turmeric or coriander and I added a bit more cumin (love the stuff!). I used vegetable stock instead of chicken. Nice and filling and beautiful colour.:)
     
  3. Resilient
    This soup was very easy to make, was full of flavor, had a pleasing texture, and was very sustaining. This recipe survives modification very well. I used two onions instead of three, veggie broth instead of chicken stock, no garlic, no cumin, no coriander, no lemon juice, and no salt or black pepper and it still tasted absolutely delicious. Oh, and I added cooked amaranth to it to stretch the soup a bit further. Definitely a "stick to your ribs" soup that doesn't leave you feeling as if you have a ton of bricks in your stomach or intestines.
     

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