Sweet Potato & Lentil Soup with Apple and Avo

Pin on Pinterest107 Share on Facebook0 Tweet about this on Twitter0 Google+ Email to someone

A Thai sweet potato and lentil soup that’s a little on the season’s edge.

Sweet Potato and Lentil Soup with Avocado and Apple

And so the inclement weather is back.

16 degrees Celsius, drizzle interspersed with momentary rays of sunshine that does little to cut through the wind blowing from smewhere that can only be described as being near the Antarctic – it’s freezing!

Still, school holidays are here so we’ve tried to get out of the house as much as possible. The kids also had friends over on Monday and Tuesday, which was a lot of fun. We made smoked salt mozzarella cheese (you can get the recipe here) and while I was busy shooting for clients on Wednesday, Liana made strawberries and cream gummies. Zac, too din’t want to miss out on all the cooking action and volunteered to help cook dinner. Most of the recipes we used were from the book , so he was very excited and had a few extra slices of steak while he cooked, we call them the chef’s bonuses.

Today, after getting home from the #BrightPinkLipstickDay fundraiser at the gym for which we made the Cashew Cheesecake Squares, we kicked off our shoes and with the wind blowing a gale, we’ve huddles up inside with cups of tea, blankets and a steamy bowl of this Thai-inspired sweet potato and lentil soup that’s a little on the season’s edge.

Topped with crunchy, diced Apple and cubes of creamy avocado it is as comforting as it is fresh. I think you’ll love it.

Sweet Potato and Lentil Soup with Avocado and Apple

5.0 from 3 reviews
Sweet Potato & Lentil Soup with Apple and Avo
Author: 
Recipe type: soup, vegetarian, soup, dinner
Cuisine: Australian, vegetarian, Thai
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 4
 
this Thai-inspired sweet potato and lentil soup that's a little on the season's edge. Topped with crunchy, diced Apple and cubes of creamy avocado it is as comforting as it is fresh
Ingredients
For the Soup:
  • 1 tablespoon olive, coconut or macadamia oil
  • 1 brown onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 large orange sweet potato (kumara), peeled and chopped roughly
  • ½ cup dried split red lentils
  • ½ bunch fresh coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 4 cups vegetable stock or chicken stock
  • pinch salt
To serve:
  • 1 small red or green apple, diced finely
  • 1 small avocado, peeled and cubed
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • freshly ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic, and cook, stirring frequently, for 3 minutes or until the onion softens slightly.
  2. Add the sweet potato, lentils and stock to the pan, and stir well to combine. Increase heat to high and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium and cook, covered, stirring frequently, for 20-25 minutes or until the lentils are tender. Blend using a stick blender until smooth.
  3. To serve, divide between serving bowls and top with diced apple and avocado. Drizzle with a little extra olive oil and season the lot with black pepper.

 

You may also like

Comments:

5 Responses to Sweet Potato & Lentil Soup with Apple and Avo

  1. Sam says:

    Love the idea of this soup. Sweet potatoes are my favourite and I love roasting them so there is always plenty on hgand in my house. Yuuuum!

  2. James Stone says:

    I made this with coconut milk at it was really good. A little dollop of red curry paste goes well in the soup, too. Makes it more Thai as well. I liked the fresh crunch of the apple and creamy cold avocado on top. Super recipe.

  3. Steph says:

    We made the soup for lunch yesterday and it was wonderful. That apple and avocado additions are so much nicer than regular croutons. Thanks for sharing.

  4. OMG this is gorgeous and I don’t care what season it is. 🙂 This would be perfect for lunch today.
    Maureen | Orgasmic Chef recently posted..EasyIndex WordPress Index Plugin has Launched!My Profile

 

Pingbacks

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Rate this recipe:  

CommentLuv badge

%d bloggers like this: