I love making soup, and this one comes together so easily and quickly. I have some other favourite soups that are more involved, but for a tasty weeknight soup where you just throw everything into a big pot, simmer then puree, this one is perfect. I'm still pining for an immersion blender though!
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Adapted from Dinner with Julie
1 tsp olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tbsp grated fresh ginger
1/2 cup dry red lentils
1 medium or 2 small dark-fleshed sweet potato, peeled and cut into chunks
3 carrots, peeled and chopped
2 tsp curry powder
4 cups vegetable stock
salt, to taste
1/4-1/2 cup plain yogurt (optional)
In a medium pot, heat a drizzle of oil over medium-high heat and sauté the onion, garlic and ginger for 3-4 minutes, until soft. Add the lentils, sweet potato, carrots, curry powder and stock, along with a cup of water. Bring to a boil, then turn the heat down, cover and simmer for half an hour, until the vegetables are very tender.
Season with salt, add the yogurt (if you’re using it) and use a hand-held immersion blender to puree it right in the pot. Alternatively, transfer it in batches to a blender and puree until smooth or mash it roughly with a potato masher.
Serve hot. Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to a week, or cooled and frozen for up to 6 months. Serves 4.