Sweet potato & lentil soup

Sweet potato & lentil soup

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(232 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

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    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

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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

    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 low-sodium vegetable stock
  • 100g red lentils
  • 300ml milk

    Milk

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  • juice 1 lime
    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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dejadru
4th Oct, 2019
5.05
Really delicious--I agree with others here, just chop coarsely since you are blending anyway. I used light coconut milk instead of dairy and it was wonderful.
Bobaletterlina
18th Sep, 2019
I didn’t grate anything. This soup has a variety of flavours and tastes great. It is easy, yummy and filling
hj11
18th Apr, 2019
5.05
I didn't grate anything, which obviously speeded up the prep time - everything gets blended in the end. The soup was delicious!
CatMellis
2nd Apr, 2019
3.05
Prep time is nonsense, all that peeling and grating in ten minutes? That doesn't even include the sweet potatoes!
forsyth1234
27th Mar, 2019
5.05
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.
menace
7th Apr, 2019
5.05
Thanks! I wondered if it could be frozen
pburton14
22nd Jan, 2019
5.05
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.
dizzydiane136
22nd Dec, 2018
Delicious, I only grated the ginger just chopped everything else. Everything got blitzed anyway with the stick blender.
clintwestmetal
21st Nov, 2018
5.05
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.
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.

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Bobaletterlina
18th Sep, 2019
Is this soup vegan?
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goodfoodteam
19th Sep, 2019
Thanks for your question. This soup is vegetarian but not vegan as it contains milk. Take a look at our vegan soup recipe collection for alternatives: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/vegan-soup
menace
7th Apr, 2019
5.05
Can this soup be frozen?
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goodfoodteam
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.
Bobaletterlina
18th Sep, 2019
It is easier to chop everything instead of grating as you belnd it all at the end
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