Vegetarian Lentil soup sweet potatoes & spinach

Magli HuguetPerez

By
@cocinandoconmagli

I love soups for whatever reason and any time. This vegetarian lentil soup is packed with exotic flavors, protein and heart-warming goodness. Make a large pot and save in the freezer for later. Don't tell your family what is in it, just make it and serve, I know they will love it!


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Serves:

6 to 8

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

40 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1 bag(s)
brown lentils about 2 cups
2
small sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes
2 c
fresh spinach
1 tsp
powder cumin
1 tsp
ground coriander
1 tsp
turmeric
1 tsp
cinnamon
1 tsp
of crushed cayenne pepper (more if you like heat)
1
onion chopped
3 clove
garlic chopped or minced
1
serrano chile (optional)
2
carrots diced or cut round
2 stalk(s)
of celery diced
2 box
(32 fl oz) boxes of vegetable stock
1 can(s)
(28 oz) large can diced tomatoes with green chiles
2 c
water
1 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
salt & black pepper to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large stockpot, heat the olive oil saute the onion and garlic over medium heat until it turns translucent.
2
Add the carrots, celery and Serrano Chile and continue to saute for 5 minutes.
3
Rinse the lentils until the water runs clean. Add the lentils to the pot, dry spices and stir.
4
Add the diced tomatoes, the vegetable broth, bay leaves and stir.
5
Turn up the heat to bring the mixture to a boil and then reduce the hear to medium; add the sweet potatoes and let it simmer for 35 to 40 minutes or until it has thickened considerably and the lentils are tender.
6
Once the lentils have attained their desired softness and you are ready to serve, add the spinach. I prefer to add the spinach leaves whole, since spinach shrinks when its cooked, so chopping is not necessary.
7
Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper if necessary and stir. Remove bay leaves and serve warm.
8
Enjoy my friends!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Bean Soups, Vegetable Soup
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: Indian
Other Tag: Healthy