Sweet potato & lentil soup

Sweet potato & lentil soup

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(231 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 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



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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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18th Apr, 2019
I didn't grate anything, which obviously speeded up the prep time - everything gets blended in the end. The soup was delicious!
2nd Apr, 2019
Prep time is nonsense, all that peeling and grating in ten minutes? That doesn't even include the sweet potatoes!
27th Mar, 2019
This soup is delicious, made double the amount and there was lots left to freeze down. When I took some out the freezer for lunch the flavour had developed and was even better - although I found it to be rather on the thick side so I added some milk. Used half curry powder and half garam masala and it was lovely.
7th Apr, 2019
Thanks! I wondered if it could be frozen
22nd Jan, 2019
Yum! Very sweet and filling. I didn't have enough sweet pots, so I threw in a couple of carrots. I also used water instead of milk (for the lentils), and didn't notice a difference. Delicious with cinnamon, pepper, or any added seasoning. I'll probably throw in a bay leaf next time.
3rd Jan, 2019
Everyone loved this, even some little kids ate it. I used coconut milk to make it vegan. I chopped the ingredients rather coarsely since it was going to be blended. Will definitely make again!
22nd Dec, 2018
Delicious, I only grated the ginger just chopped everything else. Everything got blitzed anyway with the stick blender.
21st Nov, 2018
Has what I consider the perfect blended texture. Not sure why it says to grate so much given it's going to get pulped anyway. Only addition was a red chilli at the end for some extra kick.
24th Sep, 2018
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.
18th Sep, 2018
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


7th Apr, 2019
Can this soup be frozen?
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11th Apr, 2019
Thanks for your question. Yes, it can be frozen. All our freezable recipes are marked with a blue star above the nutritional information.
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