Sweet potato and red lentil soup is a delicious and easy recipe. This healthy vegan and gluten free soup is a perfect filler that never fails to please.
Folks, this healthy sweet potato and red lentil soup is a simple soup to prepare.
What’s more it’s really easy to consume as its just so tasty!
It’s perfect for families as the recipe makes 6 portions and any leftovers can easily be frozen.
Plus being thick, naturally creamy and deliciously sweet, this lentil and sweet potato soup is sure to be a dinner table winner!
It’s the sweet potatoes that when blended give this lentil soup recipe its natural creamyness.
I love cooking with all kinds of lentils. Red, green and brown. In the case of this sweet potato lentil soup I’ve used red lentils, which means the recipe cooks quicker.
Both sweet potatoes and red lentils are relatively inexpensive ingredients so this sweet potato red lentil soup makes an excellent budget soup recipe!
There’s also turmeric in this red lentil soup recipe.
Turmeric has received a lot of coverage in the news and press recently with studies showing anti cancer effects.
Obviously a lot more research needs to be done here but these early signs certainly seem promising!
Nevertheless the dose of healthy protein you get from the lentils and chillies are sure to help protect against those horrible winter colds too!
Why This Sweet Potato and Red Lentil Soup Is Good For You!
- There’s a whopping 485% of your recommended daily vitamin A here. Essential for keeping all your vital organs in working order!
- There are only 309 calories per serving of this healthy red lentil soup. Just 15% of calorie intake on a 2000 calorie per day diet.
- The fat content of this soup is just 2g. That’s only 3% of your daily recommended.
- This is a low calorie red lentil soup so it’s great if you’re on a weightloss plan!
- It’s also vegan, vegetarian, gluten free and dairy free.
For this Sweet Potato and Red Lentil Soup you many need……
I used my amazing Optimum VAC2 Air Vacuum Blender to puree the soup.
Just look how smooth this blender makes soup!
There are no bits of veg floating about in it. It’s just pure creamy natural deliciousness.
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Other Popular Soup Recipes You Might Also Like
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You might also want to check out my other popular sweet potato soup recipes:-
- Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup – delicious and simple to make. Vegan and gluten free. Low calorie and filling too. Dairy free, it’s a soup that gives you a warming hug just when you need it most!
- Leek Sweet Potato and Rosemary Soup – this soup is addictive! The combination of flavours marinates together perfectly creating such a delicious creamy comfort soup. It’s really simple and quick to make too, in less than one hour!
- Easy Scottish lentil soup is the authentic healthy red lentil soup from Scotland. This simple soup is filling, comforting and perfect for cold weather days!
- Vegan sweet potato and butternut squash soup is easy to make, naturally sweet and made with creamy delicious coconut milk. It’s a perfect comfort soup!
Make sure you watch the short video I made to show you how to make this delicious sweet potato and red lentil soup. It shows you how easy it really is!
Sweet Potato and Red Lentil Soup Recipe
This is a filling red lentil soup. It’s great at any time of the year and makes a satisfying lunch or weeknight dinner. It’s particularly welcoming on a cold winters night.
There’s a lovely hint of heat from the chilli powder. If it’s too little or too much feel free to vary the amount to your own personal taste.
Feel free to change up this red lentil and sweet potato soup to make it your own! For example the lentils could be exchanged for chickpeas. You can experiment with different spices too.
I recommend pairing this soup with a slice of wholemeal bread. Perfect for dunking and wiping up the last few drops!
You can store any leftover portions of this sweet potato soup in an airtight container in your fridge. If you’re freezing this soup wait until it cools first before dividing it into individual containers.
You can reheat this soup in your microwave or in a saucepan on your stove.
I’d love to hear what you think of my recipe in the comments below and please do rate my recipe 5* if you like it! 🙂
Sweet Potato and Red Lentil Soup
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- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 onion diced
- 1 kg sweet potatoes peeled and diced
- 1.5 L vegetable stock
- 210 g red split lentils
- 1 tsp ground turmeric
- 1/2 tsp mild chilli powder
- Freshly ground salt and pepper
- 1 tbsp coriander chopped
- Gently heat the oil in a large soup pot and add the diced onion to soften it, stirring occasionally for about 4 – 5 minutes. Then add the diced potatoes and continue to stir for a further 3 – 4 minutes.
- Add the vegetable stock, lentils, ground turmeric and mild chilli powder.
- Stir well, bring to the boil and turn down to simmer gently for 20 –25 minutes until all the mixture is completely softened. Remove from the heat.
- When the soup has cooled a little, blitz it in a blender / food processor and return to the pan, season to taste, garnish with the chopped coriander and then serve.