Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Vegan Fall Fiesta Sweet Potato and Lentil Soup

Vegan Fall Fiesta Sweet Potato and Lentil Soup
We altered the Sweet Potato Chorizo recipe to a vegan version

Here is the link for the Chorizo spice mix. This is enough for 10 pounds of sausage, so we only want to use a 1/10th, 1-2 tsp for the soup.
Chorizo Spice Mix
  • 1 tbsp. cumin seed ground
  • 1 tbsp. granulated garlic
  • 2 tbsp. Ancho chile powder OR substitute with a combination of 2 tbsp. paprika mixed with ½ tsp. cayenne powder OR 2 tbsp. paprika mixed with 1 tsp. red chili powder
  • 1 tsp. coriander seed ground 
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp. oregano
  • ½ tsp. thyme
  • ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
1 cup red lentils rinsed and drained
8 cups organic vegetable broth
3 large organic sweet potatoes peeled & diced (approximately 9 cups diced)
1 medium organic onion, diced
4 medium cloves organic garlic, minced
Juice of 2 large limes (approximately ½ cup)
1-2 tsp chorizo seasoning mix
1 teaspoon organic coriander
1 teaspoon organic cumin
½ teaspoon organic powdered chipotle for mild heat 

For the Garnish
organic cilantro
organic roasted red peppers
organic pepitas
vegan cheese
diced avocado
organic tortilla chips

  1. Water saute the diced onion. Add coriander, cumin and chipotle towards the end of sautéing and heat for 1 additional minute. Deglaze pan with about ½ cup of vegetable broth to ensure all spice flavor is picked up. Add to sweet potato stock pot.
  2. Peel and crush garlic, add to stockpot along with remaining vegetable broth and broth.
  3. Add the lentils
  4. Bring to a boil over high heat. Cover and lower heat to med/low Cook for approximately 45 minutes or until sweet potato is extremely tender and the lentils are done. Juice the limes and add at the end of cooking process. Turn off heat.
  5. With an immersion blender, blend until smooth. We place 1/2 the soup in a high speed blender, blend and return to the pot instead of using the immersion blender.
  6. Garnish with favorite toppings.

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