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Spicy Red Lentil and Sweet Potato Soup Recipe

Looking for an easy Spicy Red Lentil and Sweet Potato Soup recipe? Learn how to make Spicy Red Lentil and Sweet Potato Soup using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by delosdarwin

Makes 5 servings



This is a hearty lentils and sweet potato soup. Adjust the seasoning as you like with the jalapeno, and garnish with your choice of cilantro or green onions

Recipe Ingredients for Spicy Red Lentil and Sweet Potato Soup

1 cup Red Lentils
16 oz Certified Organic Vegetable Broth
1/8 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/8 teaspoon curry powder
1 med small sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 med small onion, finely chopped
1 med small tomato, finely chopped
2 fresh jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely diced
1 freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish

Recipe Directions for Spicy Red Lentil and Sweet Potato Soup

  1. Rinse lentils under running water; drain. Place lentils, 2 1/2 cups water, and turmeric in a medium pot, and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and cook until lentils are tender, about 30 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, place cubed sweet potato in a steamer over 1 inch of boiling water. Cover and cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes (time may vary depending on size of potato pieces). Once tender, mash sweet potato and lentils together; set aside.

  3. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat, and cook the onion until lightly browned. Stir in tomato, jalapenos, salt, and pepper, and continue cooking another 3 to 5 minutes. Place lentils, vegetables, and potatoes in a stockpot over medium heat. Stir in water as needed to attain desired consistency. Serve warm with cilantro or green onions.

Categories

Vegetables, Soup, Indian, Boil, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 213.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
217
Calories from Fat
41
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
4.6g
7%
Saturated Fat
0.5g
2%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
391mg
16%
Potassium
450mg
13%
Total Carbohydrates
33.9g
11%
Dietary Fiber
7.3g
29%
Sugars
3.7g
Protein
11.3g
Vitamin A 102% Vitamin C 14%
Calcium 3% Iron 14%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • High in dietary fiber
  • Very high in vitamin A
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