Sweet Potato, Lentil and Tahini Soup

Well, it’s still soup weather out there and after my success with carrot and tahini soup,  I was eager to experiment more with tahini in soups.  The vegetables were basically what I had left in the fridge so could easily be changed for whatever you have.   It’s amazing that just a little bit of tahini makes the lentils taste really creamy.  I know it doesn’t look that pretty or appetizing in the picture, but if you like lentils and tahini then I’m sure you would love this.   For a slight variation peanut butter would work really well too.

I’m linking this to Souper Sundays hosted by Deb at Kahakai Kitchen.

Ingredients – serves 1

1 tbsp red lentils, rinsed

1 sweet potato, peeled and diced

1/2 tbsp tahini

1/2 green pepper, diced

1 onion, finely diced

1 clove garlic, crushed

1 chilli pepper, thinly sliced

1 tsp curry powder

How to make Sweet Potato, Lentil and Tahini Soup

1. Put a little oil in a sauce pan and fry the onion until soft.

2. Add the green pepper, chilli, garlic and curry powder.   Stir and cook for a minute and then add the lentils and sweet potato.   Cover with water, bring to the boil and then lower to a simmer.   Cover the pan and leave for 20 minutes.

3. Check the lentils and sweet potato are cooked.   Leave for a bit longer if necessary.   Stir in the tahini until it dissolves and then serve.

15 thoughts on “Sweet Potato, Lentil and Tahini Soup

  1. Joanne says:

    This is such a great variation on the carrot/tahini soup! In fact, given my adoration for sweet potatoes, I’m pretty sure I’d like it better!

  2. Kristina says:

    Your soup sounds delicious! I’ve never used tahini in a soup before but the flavor sounds amazing, especially with the sweet potato and lentils. It’s only going to be 46 degrees today at home.. yuck! Perfect soup weather :)

  3. Katerina says:

    Tahini is a very powerful ingredient and contains so many vitamins! Although here the weather is very warm I would love a bowl of such a soup late at night when chill starts.

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