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sweet potato and lentil soup

Easy Lentil and sweet potato Soup

Quick, simple and easy lentil soup recipe. Stove top and Instant pot directions available. Plenty of garlic and a little curry powder make this lentil soup satisfying and delicious.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: instant pot, lentil, soup, sweet potato, vegan soup
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 214kcal
Author: Maria

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 small onion (- diced)
  • 2 small carrots (- diced)
  • 1 medium celery (- diced)
  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 6 cloves garlic (- minced)
  • 1 medium sweet potato (- peeled and diced)
  • 1 cup dry brown or green lentils (- rinsed)
  • 15 oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 2 small bay leaves
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 no-chicken veggie bouillon cube
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup frozen spinach or big handful baby spinach
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

Instructions

Instant pot directions

  • Turn instant pot to sauté and add 1 TBL oil
  • Add onions, celery, carrots, curry powder and smoked paprika and sauté for five minutes. Add a splash of water if it starts to burn.
  • Add the sweet potatoes, lentils, garlic, bay leaves, can of tomatoes, 4 cups of water (we're saving 1 cup for later), bouillon cube, salt and black pepper.
  • Set Instant Pot to Manual, High for 18 minutes.
  • Once finished, set valve to quick release.
  • Add in the lemon juice, spinach, extra cup of water if it became too thick, and the ½ tsp salt if it needs more salt.
  • Enjoy!

Stove top directions

  • Heat 1 TBL oil in a large soup pot on medium heat
  • Add onions, celery, carrots, curry powder and smoked paprika and sauté for five minutes. Add a splash of water if it starts to burn.
  • Add the sweet potatoes, lentils, garlic, bay leaves, salt, can of tomatoes, 4 cups of water (we're saving 1 cup for later), bouillon cube and black pepper.
  • Turn up heat to boil, then turn heat to medium low and simmer for 20 - 25 minutes with the lid partially on, until lentils are cooked
  • Turn heat off
  • Add in the lemon juice, spinach, extra cup of water if it became too thick.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

This soup freezes well and tastes even better the next day as leftovers
You can also use regular white potatoes instead of sweet potatoes, just make sure to peel potatoes if they have a thick skin

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Easy Lentil and sweet potato Soup
Amount per Serving
Calories
214
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
3
g
5
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Sodium
 
482
mg
21
%
Potassium
 
805
mg
23
%
Carbohydrates
 
37
g
12
%
Fiber
 
14
g
58
%
Sugar
 
6
g
7
%
Protein
 
11
g
22
%
Vitamin A
 
12093
IU
242
%
Vitamin C
 
15
mg
18
%
Calcium
 
117
mg
12
%
Iron
 
4
mg
22
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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