Sweet potato & lentil soup

Sweet potato & lentil soup

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins

Easy

Serves 6

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

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition:

  • kcal287
  • fat8g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs49g
  • sugars17g
  • fibre6g
  • protein9g
  • salt0.71g
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Ingredients

  • 2 tsp medium curry powder
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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  • 2 onions, grated
    Onion

    Onion

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

  • 1 eating apple, peeled, cored and grated
    Apples

    Apple

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    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
    Ginger

    Ginger

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    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

    Milk

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  • juice 1 lime
    Lime

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Method

  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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cookingcaroline
24th Sep, 2018
5.05
Delicious and I’ll definitely make again! I didn’t have curry powder, so used garam masala mix. Like other commentators, I didn’t grate anything, just chopped reasonably small. I didn’t have any coriander so omitted that, and didn’t bother with the lime either! The apple and ginger are lovely in this soup and make it much nicer than other sweet potato soup recipes I’ve tried.
zoe.allan@bluey...
18th Sep, 2018
5.05
This soup is delicious! I followed the recipe except for the lime juice. Like others say I might just chop finely next time, the grating was a bit much, but so worth it
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Fright Bat
18th Aug, 2018
Has anyone made this without milk? Trying to keep it low cal and lactose free
zoe.allan@bluey...
18th Sep, 2018
5.05
I'm sure this would be fine replacing the milk for water.
grottbags
22nd Aug, 2018
Someone has commented below they used coconut milk and it was tasty.
stesar
21st May, 2018
5.05
lovelty
catbail
11th Mar, 2018
4.05
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
5.05
Very yummy
flyawaykate
19th Jan, 2018
5.05
Yummy and warming
read16
10th Jan, 2018
5.05
Really simple and tasty!

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