GF Vegan Creamy Potato Lentil Soup

April 21, 2020
This soup happened to be born from me being unable to decide what I want. Which is rare, but sometimes happens. It started out as a stew but by the time I made it, I didn't want to eat a stew anymore. I didn't feel like eating anything that has to be chewed. So I thought, why not try puréeing it? It's either gonna be awful or amazing. Luckily it turned out amazing, so I can share it with you all.
potato lentil soup

GF Vegan Creamy Potato Lentil Soup

utensils YIELDS 2-3 servings
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  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground sage
  • 3 large red potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2/3 cup lentils, rinsed and drained
  • 2 L vegetable broth
  • 2 bay leaves (dried)
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • to taste salt, ground pepper
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1. In a large pot over medium heat, sauté the onions in the olive oil until lightly browned. About 5-6 minutes.

2. Add the garlic, paprika powder and sage and stir until fragrant. Add the diced potatoes, rinsed lentils, veggie broth. Make sure the liquid covers the potatoes. If not, add more water/broth. Honestly I did not peel my potatoes, but I am the only person I came across yet who does that, so if you don’t like the taste of the potato skin, peel it, otherwise you can leave it on. The most vitamins are directly under the potato peel.

3. Finally add bay leaves, parsley, and oregano and bring it to a boil then lower heat to medium low and simmer for about 30 minutes until the potatoes are fork tender and the lentils are soft. Add salt to taste, add more water if too thick for your liking. You can decide now if you want to purée it like I did or keep it as a hearty stew, both are darn delicious.

Imola is a Hatha and Ashtanga yoga teacher, tree planter and writer and editor of Raised by the Wolf, an online magazine for Wild Women, with a passion for exploring and life outdoors. Originally from Hungary but currently planting trees and rewilding the enchanting forests of France. Hop over to RBTW magazine, and blog and follow her on Instagram @yogiraisedbythewolf


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