Sweet Potato, Carrot, Apple, and Red Lentil Soup

25 Sep

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I know it’s orange. And looks a bit like baby food. But trust me, it’s good. Very good. Especially with freshly baked bread.

INGREDIENTS

1/4 cup butter
2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
3 large carrots, peeled and chopped
1 apple, peeled, cored and chopped
1 onion, chopped
1/2 cup red lentils
1/2 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
4 cups vegetable broth

DIRECTIONS

  1. Melt the butter in a large, heavy bottomed pot over medium-high heat. Place the chopped sweet potatoes, carrots, apple, and onion in the pot. Stir and cook the apples and vegetables until the onions are translucent, about 10 minutes
  2. Stir the lentils, ginger, ground black pepper, salt, cumin, chili powder, paprika, and vegetable broth into the pot with the apple and vegetable mixture. Bring the soup to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the lentils and vegetables are soft, about 30 minutes
  3. Transfer soup to a large bowl and let cool for a few minutes. Pour a portion of soup into a blender, filling the pitcher no more than halfway full and blend to preferred consistency. Puree the remaining mixture in batches until smooth and return to pot.
  4. Bring pureed soup to a simmer over medium-high heat, about 10 minutes. Add water to thin soup and additional salt as needed.

Adapted from Allrecipes.com

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One Response to “Sweet Potato, Carrot, Apple, and Red Lentil Soup”

  1. Gina September 25, 2014 at 10:29 pm #

    Yum!! Looks so good! Especially on a cold night like tonight! 😊

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