Sweet potato & lentil soup

Sweet potato & lentil soup

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(194 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

    ol-iv oyl

    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 low-sodium 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



    The same shape, but smaller than…


  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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11th Mar, 2018
This is delicious, but no idea why it calls for all that grating! Just chop everything finely (I used my mini chopper) - far less time consuming. Really enjoyed it though.
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Jarka Cipovova
17th Feb, 2018
Very yummy
19th Jan, 2018
Yummy and warming
10th Jan, 2018
Really simple and tasty!
8th Jan, 2018
Didn't grate the onion but did grate the apple and sweet potato which was a pain. Used some already chopped frozen coriander which I had in the freezer. Really tasty recipe, will make again but will chop everything finely next time.
23rd Nov, 2017
Well I don't know what I did wrong but this soup was watery and lacked something. I followed the recipe properly. I won't be making it again
21st Nov, 2017
Sadly, BBC Good Food still hasn't solved the problem of printing recipes using Firefox, which is quite a pain!
28th Sep, 2017
Such a delicious recipe! I substituted milk with coconut milk and used carrots instead of apple. I also seasoned with chilli and it was incredible. Would definitely recommend.
20th Sep, 2017
We chop rather than grate and use lazy ginger and garlic out of a jar to make things quicker. Don't often have the lime to hand but tastes perfect without. Delicious, my toddler always eats two bowls and it freeze really well. We make it every month in winter
12th Jul, 2017
Boyfriend said it was the nicest soup he has ever had. Didn't bother grating just cut up small and forgot to add the lime but was lovely without. Will definitely make again


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