Screen Shot 2014-08-07 at 9.49.23 AMIt looks like it is still going to be ‘soup weather’ for a little while longer…

The kind that is thick, sweet, comforting and perfect for chilly days

We recently tried this recipe for Sweet Potato, Carrot & Red Lentil Soup found on Green Kitchen Stories. It is a bright, hearty soup filled with all the good things in life. The pièce de résistance is the aubergine and kale topping that gives the soup an extra dimension. 

Sweet Potato & Red Lentil Soup with Aubergine & Kale Topping
Serves 4

1 tbsp ghee, coconut oil or olive oil
1 large onion
2 sweet potatoes
4 carrots
4 sprigs fresh thyme or 1 tsp dried thyme
1 cup / 250 ml uncooked red lentils
4 cups / 1 liter water
sea salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste

Aubergine & Kale Topping

1 tbsp ghee, coconut oil or olive oil
1 aubergine/eggplant
4-5 stems fresh kale or thawed frozen
1/2 tsp ground turmeric
1/2 tsp ground cumin
sea salt & fresh ground pepper, to taste


For instructions see here.

First published on Green Kitchen Stories here