This Vegan Sweet Potato Lentil Soup is only 8 ingredients, made in 1 pot and is oil-free and gluten-free. It is smoky, flavorful, delicious and so hearty! Lots of wonderful, plant-based protein! Ready in less than an hour!
This is an extremely easy dump-it-all-at-once type of recipe, but it still turns out incredibly flavorful. Make sure to have everything chopped and ready to go before beginning.
Rinse lentils well and add them to a large pot with 8 cups of water or low-sodium veggie broth. Bring to a low boil.
As soon as it begins to boil, add all of the ingredients, except the lemon. (The onion, garlic, sweet potatoes, tomato paste, chili powder, cumin, smoked paprika, salt & pepper).
Give it a good stir and turn down the heat to low, put on a lid with it slightly tilted to let some of the steam escape. Simmer for 20-30 minutes or until the lentils and potatoes are tender, but not mushy, stirring a few times during the cooking process. If you cook it too fast, the lentils will not become tender.
Add any more salt to taste and garnish with a splash of lemon juice and lemon zest before serving.