Sweet Potato, Carrot, Apple, and Lentil SoupPosted: January 21, 2012
I wanted to make something different and I found this recipe on allrecipes.com that sounded interesting, I like all the ingredients, and really wanted to try something new. I was worried about it being spicy, but it’s actually sweet from the sweet potatoes and has a Thai or Asian feeling to it! I like it! See photo!
I don’t think it overwhelmingly tastes like sweet potatoes, regardless of the overwhelming amount that make up the soup. It reminds me a little bit of butternut squash soup, but with sweet potatoes instead of squash and with a different spicy flavor.
If you try to make it, I don’t know what the hell RED Lentils are but I couldn’t find them anywhere, so I just bought the regular greenish lentils (uncooked in the bag) and they are fine. I also got shredded carrots so I didn’t have to cut those and I used a mandolin to cut the sweet potatoes into slices like chips and then just chopped those pieces in half and I don’t know why you would puree this, it’s fine as is. I don’t like onion, but I didn’t omit onion, but I found the smallest one they had and only used half of it, my belief is that you need a tiny bit of onion in soup for flavor, but that’s it, I don’t want to taste it in there and it’s fine like that. I didn’t top with yogurt because I don’t like it, but again, it’s fine just the way it is.
The best thing about making soup is you don’t have to worry too much about cooking directions, you basically just throw ingredients in a pot and cook until everything gets soft and it’s great re-heated over and over again and usually tastes better the second time.