Sweet potato & lentil soup

Sweet potato & lentil soup

By BBC Good Food

Satisfying and simple to make, homemade soup is a great supper or take-to-work lunch.


Ingredients Sweet potato & lentil soup

  • 2 tsp medium curry powder
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • onions, grated
  • 1 eating apple, peeled, cored and grated
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 20 gr pack coriander, stalks chopped
  • thumb-size piece fresh root ginger, grated
  • 800 gr sweet potatoes
  • 1.2 l low-sodium vegetable stock
  • 100 gr red lentils
  • 300 ml milk
  • juice 1 lime

Method Sweet potato & lentil soup

  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.
  2. Tip in the onions, apple, garlic, coriander stalks and ginger, season, then gently cook for 5 mins, stirring every so often.
  3. Meanwhile, peel, then grate the sweet potatoes. Tip into the pan with the stock, lentils, milk and seasoning, then simmer, covered, for 20 mins.
  4. Blend until smooth using a stick blender. Stir in the lime juice, check the seasoning and serve, topped with roughly-chopped coriander leaves.