Spicy Red Lentil Sweet Potato Stew from Love & Lemons Simple Feel Good Food by Jeanine Donofrio

I love red lentils so I I wanted to give this recipe a try and it did not disappoint. This recipe may call for minimal ingredients but it's both filling and hearty. Such a comforting, delicious recipe that comes together easily and quickly in about 45 minutes from start to finish. This recipe can be found in Love & Lemons Simple Feel Good Food by Jeanine Donofrio which is available in our shop

Ingredients (serves 4 - 6)

2 tablespoons coconut oil

1 medium yellow onion, chopped 

2 jalapeno peppers, stemmed and diced

2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh ginger 

2 garlic cloves, chopped 

1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt

stems from 1 bunch cilantro, diced, leaves reserved for garnish

2 medium sweet potatoes, chopped 

4 cups vegetable broth 

1 cup dry red lentils, rinsed

3 tablespoons fresh lime juice

freshly ground black pepper 

To serve:


garnish with cilantro leaves

Heat the coconut oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion, jalapeños, ginger, garlic, salt and several grinds of pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 to 8 minutes, or until softened. Add the cilantro stems and sweet potatoes. Stir and cook for 2 minutes. Add the broth and lentils, stir and simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes. 

Stir the lime juice into the soup. Season to taste and garish with reserved cilantro leaves. Serve with naan, if desired. 

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