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Curried Sweet Potato and Lentil Soup

Curried Sweet Potato & Lentil Soup

This is adapted from the March 2011 issue of Prevention magazine.  It is one of the better soups I’ve ever had.  I disagree with their number of servings (I think it’s at least 6), their prep time, and their nutrition facts; how on earth could that be 974 mg of sodium per serving?  Several of the others look wrong as well.  I also cut down the salt and fat a bit.  Here’s what I did.

Saute in a stockpot on medium heat 3 minutes:

  • 1 T canola oil
  • 1 med onion, roughly chopped

Add and saute 1 min:

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 T minced fresh ginger

Add and saute 2 min:

  • 2 T curry powder
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp black pepper, to taste

Add, bring to a boil, and simmer about 15 min:

  • 4 plum tomatoes, chopped (I used 1/2 can diced tomatoes – watch the sodium on these)
  • 1 c dried lentils
  • 1 qt water
  • 1 can (14 fl oz) light coconut milk
  • veggie bouillon paste to taste

Stir in and cook 10 min:

  • 1 lb sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2″ chunks (I didn’t have enough so I used a purple potato as well)

Add and cook 5 min:

  • a few cups chopped vegetables: they call for zucchini and green beans, I used 2 large Swiss chard leaves, with the chopped stems put in along with the potatoes

Add and cook until veggies are done:

  • 1/2 c chopped cilantro (I used frozen)

3 Responses to “Curried Sweet Potato and Lentil Soup”

  1. Sylvia said

    This soup is awesome. I found a thai-coconut-curry chicken broth that I used instead of vege bouillon and it gave it an extra kick. My family has enjoyed it twice since seeing it in Prevention.

  2. […] I do need help with cooking, I want to do as much of it as I can by myself. My aunt and I made curried sweet potato and lentil soup last night for dinner, and it was delicious! The leftovers were great, too. It appears in the March […]

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