Saturday, 3 May 2014

Healthy sweet potato & green vegetable soup ~ Food Friday

Green veg soup:

This healthy soup has become a staple in my weekly cooking. I make a big batch so it lasts a couple of days. Its super good for you and adding sweet potato instead of white potato makes a really nice change!

Ingredients: Red lentils, 1-2 sweet potatoes, 1 large onion, 1 leek, 1 broccoli head + stalk, 4 celery stalks, 2 spring onions, 2 vegetable stock cubes dissolved in boiling water, garlic, salt and pepper.

Roughly chop all the veg, don't worry about being too fine or precise as the soup will be blended at the end!

Use a big saucepan, use oil or low cal spray first, add onion + garlic, turn the hob onto a medium heat and allow the onions to cook for a few minutes.

Add all the rest of the vegetables, the red lentils and stock cubes. Add 1.5 pints of boiling water. Bring to the boil then reduce heat and place lid over the saucepan so the soup will continue to simmer. Simmer 25mins until the sweet potato is mashable.

Take off the heat, allow to cool for a few minutes then use a hand blender to puree the vegetables. Add salt and pepper to taste.

This turns out quite green but don't let that put you off. It's really yummy, filling and makes a great meal or snack!

If you make this be sure to let me know on twitter @bethirishart

Have a great Friday! Beth x