spicy sweet potato & lentil thermomix soup
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This recipe first appeared in Issue 7 of TMix+ Magazine, devoted to all things Thermomix.
+ gluten free
+ dairy free
1 brown onion, peeled and halved
2 garlic cloves, peeled
30g olive oil
700g sweet potato, peeled and cut into 2cm chunks
150g red lentils, rinsed
400g can coconut milk
50g stock concentrate
30g harissa paste
2 tsp ground cumin seeds
2 tsp ground coriander seeds
Fine salt, to taste
Bread, to serve
Place onion and garlic in TM bowl, chop for 5 seconds, speed 5. Scrape down sides.
Add olive oil, saute for 5 minutes, 100°C, speed 1.
Add sweet potato, lentils, water, coconut milk, stock concentrate, harissa paste, cumin and coriander, cook for 20 minutes, 90°C, speed 2.
Puree for 30 seconds, slowly increasing from speed 1 to 9. Taste for seasoning and add salt as needed to bring out the flavours.
Serve with additional harissa paste or chilli flakes and crusty sourdough.
As we move deeper into winter replace sweet potato with carrot to keep with seasonal eating.