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Sweet potato soup recipe

With apple, lentils and spices, Nicola's white sweet potato soup brought some Caribbean cool to her evening on Come Dine With Me Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire

Serves 5


  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 1 apple, peeled and chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 20g coriander, stalks and leaves separated, chopped
  • 4cm piece root ginger, sliced
  • 1kg white sweet potatoes, peeled and grated
  • 1.2 litres vegetable stock
  • 400g can red lentils, rinsed and drained
  • 300ml milk
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Cream, croutons and coriander, to garnish


  1. Cook the curry powder in a hot frying pan for 2 minutes, then add the olive oil.

  2. Once the oil is hot add the onion, apple, garlic, coriander stalks and ginger, and season with salt and pepper. Leave to cook for 5 minutes.

  3. Add the sweet potato, vegetable stock, lentils and milk, and season to taste, then simmer for 20 minutes.

  4. Once the sweet potato is tender, blend the soup to a purée.

  5. Add the chopped coriander leaves and the juice of 1 lime. Season to taste and serve garnished with cream, croutons and coriander.

Please note this recipe is the contestant's own and has not been tested professionally. Like the Come Dine With Me contestants, you could be creating a culinary delight or dining disaster, so switch on your ovens and be bold.


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