If you are looking for a great, cozy soup, this Simple Lentil and Sweet Potato Soup is it. It’s a vegetarian/vegan soup, but hearty enough for carnivores.
It is also quick to make, a one-pot dish, and it reheats well, so it is perfect for meal prep. This made enough that I was able to enjoy it 3 more times throughout the week, this is ideal on those busy days when you need that meal prep! It has an impressive resume, right??
Let take a look at what is in this amazing soup:
It is always best to make sure you have everything ready to go. I use a process called mise en place, or everything in place and ready to go.
Start sauteing your onions. A lot of people like to skip this step when making soups or other hot foods, but I don’t recommend it. It takes a lot of the “bite” out of the onions if you saute them. I love shopping for cookware at Marshall’s and most of my pans are stainless steel. I have never bought a set, I prefer to choose what pans I need and purchase them for a discounted price at Marshall’s.
Add in your sweet potatoes and garlic. Saute this for only a minute or 2. Garlic likes to burn, so keep an eye on it.
Now, add in your lentils, stock, spices, etc. Give it a good mix.
Cover and reduce the heat.
Once the lentils are tender, then pour in your coconut milk and kale. Cook for several minutes until the kale is wilted and the soup is blended.
That is it, and the soup is done! I am telling you, this is such a simple soup. I use it for meal prep. Well, the measly meal prep I do. This is a good-sized recipe and you should have leftovers!
I can almost smell it again just looking at this photo. Your house will smell so good when this is cooking and for several hours after!
What is soup without some carbs? Nothing in our house! How about these options for dinner rolls?
Maybe you are looking for a salad to go with this soup instead. Here are a few I can recommend:
Or are you looking for something sweet to end your meal with?: