Super Quick Sweet Potato Red Lentil Soup

Super quick and easy recipe. 

Just put everything in the pot and cook for 15 mins.

A healthful soup without any oil, yet delicious. It can be cooked as a main dish as well.

Lentils are a great source of plant proteins, vitamins, minerals, and resistant starch.

Sweet potatoes are rich in beta carotene and complex carbohydrates. 

The wide variety of seasoning herbs boosts the high antioxidant level of the meal.

You can combine it with cooked rice or quinoa. Enjoy!

Weight and Health Promoting

Another whole natural plant food recipe to keep you healthy and trim.

Rich in nutritious complex carbohydrates, the sweet potatoes and lentils keep you full and stop you from overeating.

Lentils also are a great source of plant proteins, calcium, phosphorus, iron and B vitamins.

The sweet potatoes and carrots are a source of vitamin A and your Omega-3 needs are met by the inclusion of flax seeds.

Onion, garlic, and turmeric are superb immune system boosters and cancer prevention foods.

Fenugreek, ginger, celery, and parsley up the antioxidants to really healthy levels.

Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Yield: 3-4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (300 gr) red lentils, soaked
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp fenugreek
  • ½ tsp ginger
  • ½ tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 tbsp celery leaves
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seeds
  • salt to taste
  • a handful of parsley, chopped

Directions

  1. Soak the lentils overnight to activate enzymes and make them easier to digest.
  2. Chop the sweet potato into little pieces.
  3. Place everything (except flax seeds, parsley, and garlic) in a pot, cover with water and bring to a boil. Cook for about 15-20 mins.
  4. When ready, add the ground flax seeds and pressed garlic and stir.
  5. Sprinkle with chopped parsley.

Notes

  • For a creamier texture, mash part of the sweet potato and return to the soup, stir well.
  • You can serve it with cooked rice or quinoa if you like.

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