Nothing hits the spot like a super hot bowl of soup to brighten up a dull November day. Amiright?
However I do have to admit that I can feel slightly unsatisfied after a ‘liquid lunch’ – and much prefer my soups to be thick, creamy and contain as much of the goods I can squeeze in to ensure it really keeps me going.
Introducing this little hearty number: My sweet potato and red lentil soup spiced up with ALL the fragrant turmeric, punchy fresh ginger and plenty of tamari; A sure fire way to give packs of flavour the moment it graces the taste buds, whilst instantly warming up the coggles for a healthful light lunch or dinner.
Just be sure to pair it with your favourite toast (you know I’m a sucker for my rye toast #yeastfreelife) and a big handful of freshly chopped herbs to add a pop of extra colour.
It’s incredibly simple to make and the ingredients are both easily accessible and purse friendly. Surely, that’s what eating good is all about right?
Ah, and I can confirm that making a batch of this is a very good idea. The leftovers taste even better the next day – meaning it’s time to whip out last years flask hiding at the back of your cupboard!
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 1 white onion, finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 thumb size chunk ginger, grated
- 2 small sweet potatoes, chopped
- 100g red lentils, rinsed
- 1tsp curry powder
- ½tsp turmeric
- ½ tsp paprika
- 2 cups water
- 1tbsp tamari
- black pepper
- Heat the coconut oil in a pan with a pinch of salt and throw in the onion, allowing it to cook until nice and soft. Add in the garlic, ginger and spices and sautee until the aromas come out - around 2 minutes.
- Then add the sweet potato and red lentils before adding in the water, tamari and black pepper. Bring to a heat for 10 minutes before simmering for around 20 minutes, until everything is soft and ready for blending. You may need to add in more water before hand - but if you like a thick soup, then keep it as it is!
- Use a hand blender to whizz everything up until smooth and serve up with a good sprinkle of parsley and your favourite bread. Winning!