There was not much in the pantry last night and we
didn't have time to do a shop after Ari's drama class.
But I had sweet potatoes. And apples. And lentils.
And this recipe tastes as delicious as it sounds...
Sweet Potato, Apple and Lentil Soup
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 large leeks, white and light green parts chopped
2 tart apples, peeled cored and chopped
2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
¾ cup brown lentils
4 cups Massel vegetable stock
3 cups water
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
½ teaspoon salt, or to taste
Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a large pot.
Add the leeks, ginger and garlic, and sauté for 5 minutes.
Add the apples, sweet potatoes and spices and cook for 2 minutes,
stirring constantly. Add the lentils, vegetable stock and water.
Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 40 minutes,
partially covered. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Puree in a blender (or use an immersion blender).
Serve with topped with plain yogurt or sour cream.
Image and recipe via what would cathy eat