Sweet Potato and Red Lentil Soup
This sweet potato and red lentil soup recipe is hearty, delicious and extremely nutritious. It's so simple to make too!
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  • 800 g (28 oz) sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into small cubes (about 2 medium sweet potatoes)
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 cup red lentils
  • 3 tablespoons sweet chili sauce (optional)
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2-3 cm piece of fresh ginger, chopped
  • 1.5 litres water or stock
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt to taste (2-3 tsp)
  1. Heat the olive oil in a pan over a medium heat. Add the onion and stir-fry until golden brown.
  2. Add the sweet potatoes, carrots, garlic, ginger, sweet chili sauce, coriander, black pepper and half the lentils.
  3. Add the water or stock and bring to the boil. Simmer gently for about 25 minutes or until the vegetables are soft.
  4. Turn off the heat and use a hand blender or food processor to whizz the soup until smooth.
  5. Add a cup of hot water and the remaining lentils. Season with salt.
  6. Bring back to the boil and simmer gently for 15 minutes to cook the lentils.
  7. Serve hot.
Titli's Tips
Both sweet potatoes and carrots provide an excellent source of vitamin A!

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving       % Daily Value
Calories 133 6%
Calories from Fat 47
Total Fat 5.3g 8%
Saturated Fat 0.7g 3%
Unsaturated Fat 4.3g
Amount Per Serving       % Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate 16.1g 5%
Dietary Fibre 3.7g 14%
Sugars 0.7g
Protein 3.2g 6%
Cholesterol 0.0mgs 0%
Percent Daily Values based on a 2,000 calorie diet.