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Indian Spiced Lentil Soup with Sweet Potato, Spinach & Pita.

  • ½ (5 oz) pkg
    baby spinach
  • ½ medium head
  • 16 fl oz
    chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 clove
  • 1 (1 inch) piece
    ginger root
  • ½ lb
    sweet potato
  • 1
    whole grain pita
  • ½ medium
    yellow onion
    black pepper
    curry powder
    extra virgin olive oil
    red lentils
  • 1
    Wash and dry the fresh produce. (Skip the spinach if it came pre-washed.)
    1 (1 inch) piece ginger root
    ½ lb sweet potato
    ½ medium head cauliflower
    ½ (5 oz) pkg baby spinach
  • 2
    Peel and small dice the onion. Peel and mince the garlic.
    ½ medium yellow onion
    1 clove garlic
  • 3
    Preheat a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  • 4
    Peel and mince or grate the ginger.
  • 5
    Once the pan is hot, add oil and swirl to coat the bottom.
    1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 6
    Add onion and garlic to the pan; cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 3 minutes.
  • 7
    Meanwhile, rinse the lentils in a colander or strainer.
    ½ cup red lentils
  • 8
    Add ginger and spices to the pan; cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 1 minute.
    1 tbsp curry powder
    1 tsp coriander
    ½ tsp cumin
  • 9
    Add the lentils, broth, water, salt and pepper to the pan; bring the mixture to a boil.
    16 fl oz (2 cups) chicken or vegetable broth
    1 cup water
    ¼ tsp salt
    ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 10
    Meanwhile, peel and small dice the sweet potato; add to the pan.
  • 11
    Trim and discard the leaves and thick stem of the cauliflower and cut into small, bite-sized pieces; add to the pan.
  • 12
    Stir to combine the soup, then cover and reduce the heat to a simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, until lentils and vegetables are tender, about 15 minutes.
  • 13
    Cut pita into wedges.
    1 whole grain pita
  • 14
    Uncover the soup and stir in the spinach. Cook until spinach is wilted and soup is heated through, about 2 more minutes.
  • 15
    To serve, divide soup between bowls and serve with pita on the side. Enjoy!