Curried Red Lentil & Sweet Potato Soup

Delicious and satisfying, this thick red lentil and sweet potato soup recipe can be cooked with or without a pressure cooker.



  1. Open the can of coconut milk and spoon a few tablespoons into the bottom of a pressure cooker.
  2. Turn on sauté and add the onion and cook until soft and translucent, 3-5 minutes.
  3. Add the ginger and garlic and cook another minute. Add the curry powder and stir until combined. Dump in the sweet potatoes, lentils, remaining coconut milk, water, and salt/pepper.
  4. If using the pressure cooker, lock the lid in place, bring to the highest pressure, and cook for 8 minutes. Let the pressure release naturally. (If you’re not using a pressure cooker, bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and cover. Cook maybe about 30 minutes, stirring often. You’ll probably need to add more water, bit by bit).
  5. Unlock the lid of the pressure cooker and either mash the soup with a potato masher or use an immersion blender.
  6. Taste and adjust the seasonings with more salt or curry powder. This soup thickens quite a bit as it cools, so you may need to add more water.
  7. Serve topped with roasted pumpkin seeds or cilantro.

Jill Edwards, MS, CES received her BA in Education from the University of Michigan and MS in Exercise Science from Oakland University. She is a certified Clinical Exercise Specialist through the American College for Sports Medicine and is the Senior Program Manager for the Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate. Jill has attended Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn’s Heart Disease Reversal Program at the Cleveland Clinic and has over 8 years of experience helping patients recover in Cardiopulmonary Rehab.
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