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Indian Sweet Potato and Lentil Soup
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Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 35 Minutes
Ready In: 50 Minutes
Servings: 4
Lentils, sweet potatoes, onions, and spinach are a few simple vegan ingredients are cooked with aromatic and flavorful Indian spices to quickly create an utterly delicious and hearty meal. Thanks to our family friend Wendy for this keeper!
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large onion, minced
6 cloves garlic, minced
2 pinches red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 1/2 teaspoons garam masala
1 cup lentils
4 cups vegetable broth
2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
4 cups chopped fresh spinach
salt to taste (optional)
1. Heat olive oil in a pot over medium heat. Cook and stir onion and garlic in the hot oil until fragrant, 2 to 4 minutes. Cook and stir red pepper flakes, turmeric, and garam masala into onion mixture until coated, about 2 more minutes.
2. Stir lentils and broth into onion mixture; bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover, and cook until lentils are softened but firm to the bite, about 15 minutes.
3. Stir sweet potatoes into lentil mixture; bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until sweet potatoes are tender and lentils are fully cooked, about 10 more minutes. Add spinach; cook until wilted, 3 to 5 minutes. Season with salt.