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Sweet Potato, Curry & Lentils Soup – Crock Pot/Slow Cooker Recipe

DSC07887Sweet Potato, Curry & Lentils Soup.

This is a refreshingly different soup!  Even if you don’t love curry — you will likely still enjoy this soup!

 

Ingredients:

-2 large sweet potato, peeled and diced
-3 medium carrots, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
-3 stalks celery, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
-2 leeks, sliced
- 1 cup dried yellow or red lentils
- 4 -inch piece ginger, peeled and finely grated

- 6 cups vegetable broth
-3/4 teaspoon curry powder
- 1 t salt

 

For the skillet:
-1 tablespoon unsalted butter
-3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

-3/4 teaspoon curry powder
-Juice of 1/2 lemon (plus lemon wedges to serve with soup)
-3/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro



Do this:


-Combine the top first nine (9) ingredients into a 4-to-6-quart slow cooker.  Stir.

-Cover and cook on LOW 6-8 hours; HIGH 3-4

 

Skillet: (Do this right before serving.)


-Melt the butter in a small skillet over medium-high heat.  Add the garlic and another 3/4-teaspoon curry powder and cook until the curry powder is slightly toasted – approx. 1 minute.   

-Stir this mixture into the soup and add the lemon juice, cilantro, and salt to taste.  Serve with lemon wedges.

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