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Curried Red Lentil Soup with Sweet Potatoes and Greens
Posted By Nava On September 29, 2006 @ 4:42 pm In Fall Harvest Soups,Hardy Greens,Lentils and peas,Recipes,Soups for All Seasons | No Comments
Both nourishing and sublimely satisfying, this thick soup incorporates fall’s first sweet potatoes with seasonal greens. Red lentils, which cook to a warm golden color, are available in natural food stores and ethnic groceries. Adapted from Vegan Soups and Hearty Stews for All Seasons. Serves: 6
Heat the oil in a soup pot. Add the onion and garlic and sauté over medium heat until golden, about 10 minutes. Add 6 cups water, followed by the lentils, sweet potatoes, and seasonings. Bring to a rapid simmer, then lower the heat. Cover and simmer gently until the lentils are mushy and the potatoes are done, about 20 to 25 minutes.
Meanwhile, wash the greens, remove stems and midribs, then slice into narrow shreds. Stir into the soup along with the lime juice. If the soup is too thick, adjust the consistency with a small amount of water.
Continue to simmer gently until the greens are just done, about 5 minutes for spinach and 10 to 15 minutes for chard. Season with salt. If time allows, let the soup stand for an hour or two, then heat through as needed.
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 Vegan Soups and Hearty Stews for All Seasons.: http://www.vegkitchen.com/navas-books/vegan-soups-and-hearty-stews-for-all-seasons
 kale, collards, and other hardy greens.: http://www.vegkitchen.com/category/recipes/vegetables-all-year-round/hardy-greens/
 recipes using healthy lentils and peas.: http://www.vegkitchen.com/category/recipes/bountiful-beans/lentils-and-peas/
 fall harvest soup recipes.: http://www.vegkitchen.com/category/recipes/soups-for-all-seasons/fall-harvest-soups/
 Soulful Soups.: http://www.vegkitchen.com/category/recipes/everyday-meals/soulful-soups/
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