Wednesday, 28 October 2015 19:54

Sweet Potato and Lentil Soup

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Compared to other types of dried beans, lentils are relatively quick and easy to prepare. They readily absorb a variety of wonderful flavors from other foods and seasonings, are high in nutritional value and are available throughout the year. They best part is that they contain tons of fiber with a half cup of cooked lentils coming in at around 8 grams.

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).


5 cups chicken stock, vegetable stock or 5 cups water

1 cup red lentil

1 large onion

2 large sweet potatoes

2 large carrots

1-2 garlic cloves

2 teaspoons ground cumin

1⁄2 teaspoon ground turmeric

1⁄4 teaspoon cayenne

1⁄2 cup cilantro, chopped (or less to your taste)

1 lemon or 1 lime

Sea salt and black pepper


Peel and roughly chop the onions, sweet potatoes and carrots - 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.

Add the juice of the lemon or lime. Add salt and pepper to taste and chopped coriander before serving. 

Last modified on Wednesday, 28 October 2015 22:41
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