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Spicy Sweet Potato & Red Lentil Soup

Time: 30 minutes
Yield: 4

Cold winter nights call for a warm and nourishing soup with maximum flavour, all whipped up with minimum effort. This recipe is what I like to call a ‘one bowl wonder’, requiring nothing more than a single round in the Thermomix. It’s likely you’ll have these ingredients on hand, perhaps other than the sweet potato, which can be substituted with carrot or pumpkin as the pantry or season dictates. Harissa paste, an aromatic blend of chili and spices, adds real heat to this dish so it might be wise to decrease the amount if serving to children. 

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Spicy Sweet Potato & Red Lentil Soup
1 brown onion, peeled and halved
2 garlic cloves, peeled
30 grams olive oil
700 grams sweet potato, peeled and cut into 2-centimetre chunks
150 grams red lentils, rinsed
600 grams water
400 grams can coconut milk
50 grams stock concentrate
30 grams harissa paste
2 teaspoons ground cumin seeds
2 teaspoons ground coriander seeds
fine salt, to taste
bread, to serve
  1. Place onion and garlic in mixing bowl, chop for 5 seconds/speed 5. Scrape down sides with spatula.
  2. Add olive oil, and saute for 5 minutes/120 degrees/speed 1
  3. Add sweet potato, lentils, water, coconut milk, stock concentrate, harissa paste, cumin and coriander, cook for 20 minutes/90 degrees/speed 2
  4. Puree for 30 seconds, increasing speed slowly from speed 1-9. Taste for seasoning and add salt as needed. Serve with additional harissa paste or chilli flakes and crusty sourdough.