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Sweet Potato, Carrot, Apple & Lentil Soup

This silky smooth soup combines sweet potatoes, carrots, apple and lentil to create a rich bowl of comforting goodness. Perfect on a cold blustery day.
4.50 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Servings 5

Ingredients
  

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil or butter
  • 2 large sweet potatoes peeled and chopped into cubes
  • 3 medium carrots peeled and chopped
  • 1 apple peeled, cored, and chopped
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup dried red lentils
  • 2 tablespoons minced ginger fresh is best, but bottled is fine
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar optional

Instructions
 

  • In a large pot, melt butter over medium high heat. Add sweet potatoes, carrots, apple and onion. Cook stirring often until translucent, about 10 minutes.
  • Add broth, water and remaining ingredients EXCEPT brown sugar. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer, covered, until lentils and vegetables are soft, about 30 minutes. Remove from stove and cool.
  • In batches, pour cooled soup into a blender. Try not to fill more than halfway. Hold down the lid of the blender with a kitchen towel and begin to pulse carefully, then puree.
  • Return soup to the pot , stir in brown sugar, and reheat before serving.