Sweet potato & lentil soup

Sweet potato & lentil soup

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(192 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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16th Dec, 2015
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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9th Nov, 2015
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.
15th Sep, 2015
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.
26th Jul, 2015
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.
24th Jul, 2015
Highly recommend this soup, it was delicious!
11th Jun, 2015
Absolutely delicious. It was too sweet for my partner but I loved it. Will be making regularly
12th Feb, 2015
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.
12th Dec, 2014
Lovely soup!
2nd Nov, 2014
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.
15th Oct, 2014
Just made this. I used corriander leaves (I threw the storks out so I could freeze earlier in the month). Taste is very like carrot and corriander which is an easier soup to make although the lentils give it added protein and the sweet potato gives a better texture than that of car. & corr. I will defo make this again.


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