Red lentil soup with sweet potato and spinach

I tend to make red lentil soup normally once a week and usually I make red lentil and carrot soup. But this time I had no carrots and I needed to use sweet potato, so I used sweet potato instead. I also had some spinach left which I decided to add to the soup, just to see how it works. The results? Great! All the ingredients went very well together and I loved the final outcome.

Red lentil soup with sweet potato and spinach
Serves 2
A delicious and healthy vegetarian dinner
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Ingredients
  1. 1-2 cups of organic red lentils, rinsed (my measurements are always approximate)
  2. red or brown onion, sliced
  3. 3 cloves of garlic, chopped
  4. 2-3 tbsp extra virgin rapeseed oil
  5. medium size sweet potato
  6. 50-100g organic spinach (to your taste), washed
  7. a vegetable stock cube (I use Kallo's organic vegetable stock cubes)
  8. 1-2 spoons of natural yoghurt
  9. turmeric
  10. paprika
Instructions
  1. Heat up the rapeseed oil and add sliced onion, frying it on a medium heat for a few minutes.
  2. Add chopped garlic and leave it to cook for half of a minute before you add red lentils and sweet potato.
  3. Add a vegetable stock cube, a tiny bit of turmeric and paprika.
  4. Add hot water, enough to cover all the lentils and sweet potato. Simmer for around 20 minutes. While it's cooking, lentils will slowly absorb water, so you need to keep an eye on it and add more water when needed.
  5. Add organic spinach towards the end, when lentils and potato are already cooked. Cook spinach for a couple of minutes.
  6. If needed add more water but if it's not thick enough you could add little bit of cornflour or milled flaxseeds. Just to mention that it does thicken up once you've left it standing for a while, so be careful not to make it too thick.
  7. Serve with a dollop of yoghurt and add salt if necessary.
Notes
  1. You don't have to use a vegetable stock cube if you don't have it. Instead, you can just add salt.
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