February 4, 2024

Sweet Potato And Lentil Soup

sweet potato and lentil soup


  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and diced

  • 1 cup dried red lentils, rinsed

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric

  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional, for spice)

  • 4 cups vegetable broth

  • 1 (14-ounce) can diced tomatoes

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • Optional toppings: chopped fresh cilantro, plain yogurt, toasted pumpkin seeds


  • Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the chopped onion into it and cook until softened about 5 minutes.

  • Add minced garlic, ground cumin, ground coriander, ground turmeric, and cayenne pepper (if using) to the saucepan. Stir well and cook for another 2 minutes until fragrant.

  • Add diced sweet potatoes, rinsed lentils, diced tomatoes (with their juices), and vegetable broth to the saucepan. Stir to combine.

  • Bring the soup to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and cover the saucepan. Let the soup simmer for about 20-25 minutes, or until the sweet potatoes and lentils are tender.

  • Once the sweet potatoes and lentils are cooked through, use an immersion blender to blend the soup until smooth. Alternatively, you can carefully transfer the soup in batches to a blender and blend until smooth, then return it to the saucepan.

  • Season the soup with salt and pepper to taste, adjusting the seasoning as needed.

  • Serve the sweet potato and lentil soup hot, garnished with chopped fresh cilantro, a dollop of plain yogurt, and toasted pumpkin seeds if desired.

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Enjoy your delicious and nutritious sweet potato and lentil soup!

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