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Sweet Potato & Lentil Soup with Apples

From blog post: Sweet Potato & Lentil Soup with Apples

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October 13, 2014

  • Makes: Serves 8.

Ingredients

2 Tbsp. canola or olive oil

2 onions, chopped or grated

3 garlic cloves, crushed

1 Tbsp. grated ginger

1 Tbsp. curry powder or paste

1/4-1/2 cup chopped cilantro (stems too)

2 medium dark-fleshed sweet potatoes, roasted and peeled or peeled and chopped

1 L chicken or vegetable stock

2 cups water

1/2 cup dry red lentils

1 tart apple, peeled, cored and grated

1 cup half & half or coconut milk

juice of a lime

salt

Directions

1If you have a stovetop, heat a drizzle of oil in a medium pot; add the onions and saute for 4-5 minutes, until soft. Add the garlic and ginger and cook for another minute. Add the curry powder or paste and cook for another minute; then the cilantro.

2Add the sweet potatoes, stock, water, lentils and apple; bring to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes, or until everything is very soft. (Alternatively, toss everything in the slow cooker and turn it on low for 8 hours.)

3Puree the soup in the pot using a hand-held immersion blender; add the half & half, lime juice and salt, blend again and adjust seasonings. Serve hot.

Makes: Serves 8.
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