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Curried Yam & Red Lentil Soup

[ 0 ] March 26, 2012 |

Curried Yam & Red Lentil Soup

This story is not meant to turn you off to this soup. Cause it’s really super delicious. But here goes:

I make my daugther’s baby food. She’s ten months old and I’m trying desperately to make sure she has an adventurous palate. I decided to try lentils with her a few weeks back and figured I’d introduce them with yam, since she seems to adore yams.

I added a little of this and a little of that, cooked it and pureed it. Then I tasted. I always taste her food because honestly, why would you feed it to a baby if you wouldn’t eat it yourself? Seriously.

And you guys? It was DELICIOUS. So delicious that I ate part of that batch for my lunch that day.

Yes, I dine on baby food. Whatever.

I got to thinking that it would be even MORE delicious with some spice. Curry, to be exact. I’m kind of a curry fiend. It adds a depth to this soup and makes it truly satisfying. For under 100 calories a serving. I KNOW.

Add more or less curry to your liking. Serve with a dollop of greek yogurt and some pita chips. Inhale.

Curried Yam & Red Lentil Soup

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Serving Size: about 1.5 cups

Gather

1 large yam, peeled and chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1/2 cup carrots, chopped
3 cups vegetable broth
3 cups water
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder
1 cup red lentils, rinsed

Step by Step

  1. In a large heavy saucepan, saute the onion for a few minutes over medium high heat.
  2. Add carrot, yam, lentils, salt and curry powder, stir well.
  3. Add broth and water, turn heat to high until the mixture reaches a boil.
  4. Turn down heat and simmer for 30 minutes till potatoes and carrots are soft.
  5. Using an immersion blender, blend the soup until smooth. If you don't have an immersion blender, use a traditional blender and work in small batches.
  6. If the soup is too thick for your liking, slowly add more warmed broth as you blend to reach desired consistency.

Nutrition

WW PP 2; Calories 94; Fat 0.4g ; Saturated Fat 0.1 g ; Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 870mg; Potassium 267mg; Carbohydrate 19.3 g; Fiber 4.6g ; Sugars 1.5g; Protein 4g

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About heather: Mid-thirty something wife, mother of two, runner, yogi and wannabe renaissance woman striving to look and feel even BETTER than she did before babies. View author profile.