Sweet Potato & Red Lentil Bisque

I spent most of my post yesterday talking about , grilling, pasta salads, and foods that remind me of summer.  I’m really going to change things up today and now go with a recipe for a soup.  A sweet potato soup.  Like, am I back in October or something?

Okay, so, in my defense, I just really really wanted to use my immersion blender and also wanted to use up the rest of my Red Lentils… trying something new other than the Dahl I’ve become obsessed with.

Enter the sweet potatoes and now you have a sweet potato and lentil bisque.

This recipe comes from Oprah’s Magazine which I actually found online.  I followed the directions using my beloved Sriracha for the red chile paste, and omitting the pomegranate seeds the original recipe calls for (poms are a winter fruit!).  It was really yummy!  Dave and I packed this in tupperware for our lunches and both found it to be very filling.

It may be hot outside, but my office is always freezing… soup is always welcome over here!

Sweet Potato & Red Lentil Bisque


1 lb Sweet Potatoes, peeled and roughly chopped
1 cup Red Lentils, rinsed (I use the ones from Trader Joe’s)
½ cup Dried Apricots, quartered
½ Onion, chopped
1 tsp Sriracha
4 cups Chicken Broth
1 can Light Coconut Milk
½ tsp. salt, plus more to taste
½ tsp. ground black pepper
Chopped cilantro

1.  Place the sweet po’s, lentils, apricots, onion, Sriracha, and broth in a large pot.  Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low, COVER, and simmer until the lentils are falling apart and the sweet potatoes are cooked through (fork it!).  

2.  Uncover the soup and let it sit for 5-10 minutes with the heat off.  Add the coconut milk.  Using an immersion blender puree the soup until mostly smooth.  Use a blender if you have to working in batches if necessary.  Stir in salt and pepper.  Top with cilantro and serve*.

*I even put some cilantro in the soup before i blended it… we LOVE cilantro!*

Recipe slightly adapted from:  O, the Oprah Magazine

The soup was so good that I devoured my portion before remembering to take a picture!  Blogging-Brain-Fart!!!!!!!

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I LOVE SOUP!  Check out these other yummy soup recipes:

Buffalo Chicken Soup

Buffalo Chicken Soup

Spicy Asian Chicken Noodle Soup

Spicy Asian Chicken Noodle Soup

Creamy Tomato Balsamic Soup

Creamy Tomato Balsamic Soup





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