Red bean and sweet potato soup

Super Quick Luscious Red Lentil Sweet Potato Soup

You’re looking at your week. It’s a nightmare. This is a recipe that will take you less time to organise than the queue at the take away shop. Promise. It’s luscious, packed with nourishment and superfood goodness and it’s a completely no fuss style of soup. Sold? Well, here you go!

What you’ll need!

(Serves 8-10)

2 cups Red Lentils.

2 litres best chicken stock you can afford, or home made. (veggie stock is fine too of course for vegetarians/ vegans)

1.25 kg sweet potatoes, rinsed. Skin on for fibre & added nutes!

1 cm ginger (optional)

1 teaspoon Celtic sea salt / Himalayan pink salt (add more to taste)

2 sprigs thyme or rosemary (optional)

1 tablespoon maple syrup or rice malt syrup if you’re fructose free (optional)


What to do!

Pop your lentils, if you can, into a bowl of filtered water in the morning before you head out the door, with a spoonful of natural yoghurt in it, to break down the enzyme inhibitors that exist in all legumes. If you’re not soaking, drop back to 1kg sweet potato, as the lentils will absorb the liquid more while cooking.

Then, that evening, rinse your lentils, then pop in a large pasta boiling-sized pot with all other ingredients. Bring to the boil and cook on medium heat for 15-20 minutes, with the lid on, so you don’t lose liquid to evaporation. You don’t need to watch it, stir it or look in its direction. Blitz with a stick blender & serve. Yep. That’s it. You can garnish with a thyme spring, some feta, croutons or fresh parsley if you like.

Red bean and sweet potato soup


Real Food. Really Easy.

Alexx x

Comments 8

  1. lindsey wood

    hey alexx! do you keep the sweet potatoes whole or cut them up to cook?

    Just got a proper blender and am going to try all your soups!

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      oh yay. velvety soup making – it’ll change your life (ok fine, I admit such a comment makes me old!) I cut em up. roughly, skin and all. say about 1 inch thick slices, and then halved again. If you have time to stick them in the oven first for roasting for an hour even better! Happy birthday for the other day x

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      Alexx Stuart

      I just roughly chop in random chunks and throw in skin and all as it will all be blended once cooked anyway. Enjoy! x

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