Lentil Sweet Potato Soup

16 Dec

We just love making soup in our household. We try once a week to create our own version of a recipe we found on Pinterest or another blog site. This week we planned on a lentil sweet potato soup. Quite simple to make, and SO savory. Definitely a soup we would serve to anyone we know. The end result was so beautiful.

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This recipe is perfect for feeding a family of 4 or more than one meal for 2!

Ingredients:
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 clove garlic
1/2 medium onion
2 small sweet potatoes
5 baby carrots (or more, depending on preference)
1 cup diced tomatoes
1 cup water
3 cups vegetable broth
1 cup lentils
1 teaspoon dried basil or thyme
1/2 teaspoon rosemary
Salt & pepper to taste
Spinach- add right before serving

Directions:
1. Mince garlic and chop onion and add to pan with oil and sauté until onion is clear and garlic slightly brown
2. Add cubes of sweet potato and carrots and cook 5-7 minutes on medium heat until softened
3. Add cup of water, vegetable broth , diced tomatoes, lentils, and spices and cook on medium heat for 30-40 minutes or until lentils are cooked to desire
4. Remove from heat, add spinach, and serve promptly
5. Enjoy.. We sure did!

I am so proud of how great this turned out! The first time we worked with lentils in a soup we over cooked them and they sucked up all the broth! We were left with a broth less soup.. Not our best experience. This time however we used lots of liquids to ensure we still had a soup after 30 minutes! Success is oh so sweet..

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