Spicy Lentil Soup with Carrot & Sweet Potato

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Total Time:    45 minutes

Nutritional per serving
Calories: 257 kcal
Fat: 8 g
Protein: 10 g
Carbohydrates: 39 g

Warm yourself up with this wholesome, delicious Spicy Lentil Soup recipe. Seasoned  with the exotic flavours from Morocco’s ras el hanout – a spice mix that consists of over a dozen of lovely aromatic spices – and spicy harissa paste, this comforting vegetable soup is easy to make and undeniably delectable.


Makes 6 to 8 servings

  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 1 large Vidalia onion
  • 5 to 6 large carrots
  • Fresh cilantro (for garnish)
  • 1 cup red lentils
  • 8 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 tablespoon harissa paste
  • 2 teaspoons ras el hanout
  • Nigella or black caraway (for garnish)
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Fat Free Greek Yogurt


  1. Chop onion, carrots and sweet potato.
  2. In a large pot, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and sauté the onions for 6 to 8 minutes.
  3. When they’re transluscent, toss in the sweet potato, carrots, lentils, and spices.
  4. Pour in the stock and bring to a boil.
  5. Once it’s boiling, reduce to a gentle simmer for about 25 minutes, or until the vegetables are softened.
  6. When the vegetables are soft, let the soup cool for a few minutes before using an immersion blender to blitz it until smooth and creamy.
  7. Taste the soup and season, adding a little more harissa if you’re feeling bold.
  8. Ladle some into a bowl, top with a big spoonful of Greek yogurt, a sprinkle of nigella, and cilantro, and dinner is served!

Recipe and photo courtesy of Food52

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