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

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