Sweet potato & lentil soup

Sweet potato & lentil soup

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(178 ratings)

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

    ol-iv oyl

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

  • 2 onions, grated
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

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

  • 1 eating apple, peeled, cored and grated
    Apples

    Apple

    ap-pel

    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

    jin-jer

    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

    Milk

    mill-k

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

  • juice 1 lime
    Lime

    Lime

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    The same shape, but smaller than…

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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kochamkurcia
12th Jan, 2016
2.55
I don't know.. There was something tasty about the soup but its aftertaste is so weird. Won't make it again unfortunately
stonking
16th Dec, 2015
5.05
Fab soup. I put slices of ginger in whole then take them out before blending because sometimes it's too tough and goes lumpy. I also use coconut milk instead of regular milk. Recipe makes loads and it freezes perfectly
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heidchef
9th Nov, 2015
3.8
A lovely warming soup and so nutritious! No grating required, I just chopped fairly small and blitzed it with a hand blender. From a personal point of view, I'd use a mild curry powder next time to make it more child friendly - and it definitely benefits from a good squeeze of lime. I also used a Granny Smith apple so as not to make it too sweet.
kfurber
15th Sep, 2015
5.05
There's a reason this soup has so many positive ratings, it's really good. I was pleasantly surprised yesterday at how tasty the flavour was and hw filling the soup was. Was popular with all the family, will make again.
karicketts
26th Jul, 2015
5.05
Tasted wonderful. Rich and satisfying. I did go down the grating route and while it was a bit of a job, the end result was worth it. I used lemon juice instead of lime and it seemed to do no harm.
beckythrelly
24th Jul, 2015
Highly recommend this soup, it was delicious!
trevor16
11th Jun, 2015
Absolutely delicious. It was too sweet for my partner but I loved it. Will be making regularly
dollydream
12th Feb, 2015
5.05
Lovely, warming. tasty soup. My husband and I loved it. Will make this again soon. I will use apple in other soups. You don't need to grate the veg and apple - just chop them up.
zuzle77
12th Dec, 2014
5.05
Lovely soup!
Squidge180
2nd Nov, 2014
5.05
Followed the recipe and it was delicious, one of the best soups I have made. Took to work for lunch every day last week. Will certainly be making again.

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