Easy Sweet Potato Lentil Soup

May 11, 2020

Entree

By: Jasmine Briones 

Learn how to make this easy and cozy soup recipe with just a handful of simple ingredients and less than an hour of your time. It perfect for the winter months so dang good! Plus, it’s vegan!

Overhead image of sweet potato lentil soup with spoon

Chris and I put this soup together in the fall in one of our youtube videos, but we recently realized that we never got around to sharing it here with you on the blog! Better late than never right?

overhead image of ingredients for the sweet potato lentil soup

The best part about this recipe is that it requires simple ingredients, is easy to put together AND is a great meal prep recipe to prepare for the week!

A few notes for this recipe:

  • If you are not a fan of sweet potatoes, you can use white potatoes or any potato of your choice.
  • No lentils? You can swap them out for any cooked canned beans, just be sure to add them in at the end with the greens so that they keep their shape.
  • You can use spinach in place of the kale, or a green of your choice! Some greens are tougher than others and may require additional cooking, so just use your own judgement and preferences to adjust the cook time accordingly.
  • If you want to use dry herbs in place of the fresh, use 1/3 teaspoon dried thyme, 1/3 teaspoon dried rosemary and 1/3 teaspoon dried sage.
Up close overhead shot of sweet potato lentil soup in pot

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Overhead image of sweet potato lentil soup with spoon

Easy Sweet Potato Lentil Soup


  • Author: Jasmine @ Sweet Simple Vegan
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings

Description

Learn how to make this easy and cozy soup recipe with just a handful of simple ingredients and less than an hour of your time. It perfect for the winter months so dang good! Plus, it’s vegan!


Ingredients

  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1 celery stalk,  diced
  • 1 large sweet potato, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 7.5 cups (60 oz.) vegetable broth
  • 1 cup green lentils
  • 1 (15 oz.) can diced tomatoes
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme (or 1/3 teaspoon dried)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary (or 1/3 teaspoon dried)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh sage (or 1/3 teaspoon dried)
  • 2 cups chopped fresh kale
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Toppings (optional)


Instructions

  1. In a large pot, add in 2 tablespoons of water or vegetable broth. Add the onion carrot, celery, and garlic, and sauté until soft, about 3-4 minutes. Add and sweet potatoes and cook for an additional 5-6 minutes. Be sure to add more water or broth, 2 tablespoons at a time, as needed to prevent burning.
  2. Add in all of the remaining ingredients except for the kale. Stir and then cook on medium-low heat for 35 minutes or until the lentils are cooked.
  3. Remove from heat and add in the kale and allow. Allow it to sit for 5 minutes.
  4. Remove the bay leaves, season with salt and pepper to taste and dig in!

Notes

  • The nutrition facts do not take into consideration the addition of salt and pepper to taste.
  • If you are not a fan of sweet potatoes, you can use white potatoes or any potato of your choice.
  • No lentils? No problem! You can swap them out for any cooked canned beans, just be sure to add them in at the end with the greens so that they keep their shape/don’t overcook.
  • You can use spinach in place of the kale, or a green of your choice! Some greens are tougher than others and may require additional cooking, so just use your own judgement and preferences to adjust the cook time accordingly.
  • If you want to use dry herbs in place of the fresh, use 1/3 teaspoon dried thyme, 1/3 teaspoon dried rosemary and 1/3 teaspoon dried sage.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Category: Soup, Entree
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Vegan

Keywords: Soup, Entree, Sweet Potato, Lentil, Vegan

Nutrition facts label provided by Nutri Fox.

Disclaimer: The nutritional information shown is an estimate provided by an online calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional’s advice. This page may contain affiliate links, which simply means that we earn a commission if you purchase through those links, but your price remains the same. Thank you for supporting Sweet Simple Vegan!

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  1. Anastasha says:

    love anything with sweet potatoes definitely going to make this soon ????

  2. Sarah says:

    Made this soup for dinner and it was so tasty! I added zucchini I had to use up and it turned out great. Really nice soup for fall. Great recipe:)

  3. Johanne Beaulieu says:

    Do you simmer covered or not?

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