The Tomato Ladies | Lentil and Sweet Potato Soup
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Lentil and Sweet Potato Soup

red lentils, sweet potatoes
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  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped carrot
  • 3 cups peeled and chopped sweet potatoes
  • 1 tsp. chopped ginger
  • ¼ tsp chili flakes
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ cup red lentils
  • 5 cups vegetable stock
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. honey or syrup

(Optional) Garnish

  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup sage leaves


  1. Heat oil in a pot over medium heat. Add onions and sauté for 2 minutes or until they begin to soften. Add carrots and sweet potatoes and sauté for 5 minutes.2. Add ginger, chili flakes and cinnamon and sauté for 1 minute or until fragrant. Add lentils and stir to coat with oil.

    3. Add stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes or until vegetables are very soft and lentils have exploded.

    4. Purée soup in food processor or with hand blender. Return to pot, season with salt and pepper. Stir in lemon juice and syrup. Reheat when needed.

    5. For garnish, heat oil in a small skillet over medium-high heat and fry sage leaves for 30 seconds or until crisp. Drain on paper towels. Place on soup.


Serves 6