Sweet potato & lentil soup

Sweet potato & lentil soup

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(166 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins


Serves 6

Satisfying and simple to make, homemade soup is a great supper or take-to-work lunch

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian


  • kcal287
  • fat8g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs49g
  • sugars17g
  • fibre6g
  • protein9g
  • salt0.71g
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  • 2 tsp medium curry powder
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 2 onions, grated



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1 eating apple, peeled, cored and grated



    Grown in temperate regions, apples are one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits. There are…

  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 20g pack coriander, stalks chopped
  • thumb-size piece fresh root ginger, grated



    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • 800g sweet potatoes
    Sweet potatoes

    Sweet potato

    sweet po-tate-toe

    Sweet potatoes have a creamy texture and a sweet-spicy flavour that makes them ideal for savoury…

  • 1.2l vegetable stock
  • 100g red lentils
  • 300ml milk



    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…

  • juice 1 lime



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  1. Put the curry powder into a large saucepan, then toast over a medium heat for 2 mins. Add the olive oil, stirring as the spice sizzles in the pan. Tip in the onions, apple, garlic, coriander stalks and ginger, season, then gently cook for 5 mins, stirring every so often.

  2. Meanwhile, peel, then grate the sweet potatoes. Tip into the pan with the stock, lentils, milk and seasoning, then simmer, covered, for 20 mins. Blend until smooth using a stick blender. Stir in the lime juice, check the seasoning and serve, topped with roughly-chopped coriander leaves.

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Comments (148)

weefanny's picture

Really tasty and easy to make, lovely warming soup for a cold winter day. My favourite soup so far. I added 200grm fromages fraie the second time i made it and it was even nicer

lisabutcher35's picture

I ignored the part about grating and just roughly chopped the ingredients. I simmered it for the given time and it was perfectly cooked and ready to blend.
A very tasty, filling soup perfect for a cold day.

tuffwa01's picture

Great recipe, I took the advice of not putting in quite as much vegetable stock and it made it a much more thicker soup, something I think really makes a cracking soup!

sarahlou-72's picture

So delicious! Made this last night for supper and went down a storm... I put about 800ml of stock in and the soup was super creamy with a lovely texture. As per other comments, the only thing I grated was the ginger.... Will definately be making this again!

linniemills's picture

Final taste good, but very thin, prefer it a bit thicker. Won't bother again, there's better soups out there

lisalugton's picture

Lovely and low fat!! Simple to make, I didn't bother grating when the end result was being blended. Definitely making this again, husband loved it :)

minimoll's picture

Best soup ever! I also didn't bother with grating

nsoulxx's picture

Gorgeous! First time I've ever made soup and it was a triumph. Tasted lovely and I left out all the fat so it was even more healthy for my slimming world regime! I grated which I now see I didn;t have to do! Next time I'll do it the easier way but it wasn't too bad anyway to do the 'right' way. Lovely recipe and my low fat hating boyfriend scoffed two bowls full

claireparnell's picture

Divine soup! Took everyones advice and chopped everything, onl grated the ginger. Also, forgot to put coriander on my shopping list so made it without and it still tasted gorgeous.

zetallgerman's picture

A really yummy soup. I didn't want to add apple but added some carrots instead. Also added a bit of Turmeric for colour.

naomibrook21's picture

Really delicious, tasted even better the next day!

fridaygirl's picture

I also made this with frylight, and just chopped the veg... life is too short to grate!!!
Lovely soup, had it with toasted pitta and even my fussy daughter loved it!

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trenethick's picture

Halved the recipe and made it in my Thermomix.I used Patak's mild curry paste instead of curry powder.I loved it. Will make it again.

homemadesoup's picture

Easy to make. Absolutely delicious.

carole64's picture

Lovely soup. I am cutting down on fat so replaced the olive oil with frylight. Think I added a bit too much curry powder so will cut down on that next time I make it. Will also just chop instead of grating all the ingredients....can't see how it will make much difference seeing as it's being blended anyway. Will definitely make again.

queenbee64's picture

Absolutely delicious! I also just chopped ingredients which is fine when it's cooked. As I need this soup to be as fat free as possible, I replaced the olive oil with Fry Light spray and left out the milk which can be replaced with water if you need more liquid. This is definitely a new favourite!

natalierachel's picture

I also just chopped instead of grated. Added slightly more curry powder. Very warming!

ceriborley's picture

Really tasty, my husband says this is the best of my soups that he has tasted. Coming from him, this is a big compliment. It's pretty good for you, too.
I did all the grating, but now having read the other comments, I shall be chopping next time!

juliebahrain's picture

Made this soup for my husband who has a bad cold. Didn't quite have enough sweet potato so used some pumpkin as well. I didn't grate, just chopped. We both really enjoyed this soup and I would definitely make it again.


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