Sweet Potato & Chickpea Soup

No surprise that last weeks lovely weather has now come to an end! Now the rain is back, I thought I would try and warm up with a hearty sweet potato, chickpea & lentil soup with lots of spices!

Ingredients (serves 3):

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 white onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and cut into medium chunks
  • 1 tin drained chickpeas
  • 100g red lentils
  • 500ml fresh coconut milk (you may need extra if soup is too thick)
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 3 tsp medium curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder

Method:

  1. In a large saucepan on a medium heat, sauté the onion and garlic in the coconut oil for 5 minutes
  2. Add all the spices and then coat the sweet potato chunks
  3. Add the coconut milk, lentils, chickpeas and combine well
  4. Bring to the boil and then simmer with a lid for 20-25 minutes
  5. Turn the heat off and use an electric hand blender to blend the mixture into a thick soup (I like thick soup, but you can always add more coconut milk if you would like a thinner texture)
  6. Serve in a bowl with a swirl of coconut yoghurt and fresh bread. Enjoy!

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