Growing up we often had a hearty soup with lentils, usually made on chicken stock, and invariably with a Middle Eastern feel. The one I most loved was a minted yoghurt and lamb meatball soup. But since I no longer eat any dairy food that one is off the table. So now I take inspiration from another soup which was a Lentil, Potato and Silverbeet Soup. Pretty yummy but the potato can be a bit heavy. So I’ve replaced it with Sweet Potato and kept it simple with those two ingredients. It still reminds me of the soups growing up and warms the body deliciously.
Sweet Potato & Lentil Soup: A hearty and delicious soup for the winter months. Actually for any month really, it’s so good. The key to this soup is to rinse the lentils well, and then you don’t get the after effects of lentils (if you know what i mean!)