Lentil and sweet potato Soup with baked tofu
Servings Prep Time
4 30 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 30 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
  • 4tbsp olive oil(or 2 tbsp oil and 2 tbsp butter / ghee if not vegan)
  • 2small sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1packet (396g) firm tofu(I like Cauldron Foods)
  • 1small onion, finely diced(60g)
  • 3cloves garlic, finely sliced
  • 1/2 – 1tsp harissa, to taste
  • 1tbsp ginger, grated
  • 1/2tsp ground turmeric(I like Coconut Merchant)
  • 1/4tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4tsp ground coriander
  • 1cup no soak red lentils(200g)
  • 3cups vegetable(or chicken stock if not vegan)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 3stalks of curly kale, chopped
  • 1 tbsp coconut or avocado oil for frying(best not to use olive oil for frying as it’s not heat resistant)
  • 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1small red chilli, thinly sliced
  • small handfulof parsley, roughly chopped
To serve
  • 4tbsp coconut yoghurt(I like Coyo)
  1. Preheat the oven to 200C / 180 fan.
  2. Add the sweet potatoes to a greaseproof lined baking tray. Toss with 1 tbsp of oli and a pinch of salt. Roast for 30 – 40 minutes until soft.
  1. Squeeze the water from the tofu using a tofu press or between kitchen roll. Cut into 2cm cubes.
  2. Place on another greaseproof lined baking tray and toss with 1 tbsp of oil and a pinch of salt. (Option to use toasted sesame instead of olive oil if you prefer. It’s super tasty!) Bake for 30 – 35 minutes until crisp, turning once.
  1. Add the remaining 2 tbsp of oil (or butter / ghee if not vegan) to a dutch oven or non stick pan. Heat on a medium and add the onion. Sweat for 2 minutes until translucent. Add the garlic, ginger and spices for a further 30 seconds.
  2. Add the lentils and stock, season with salt and pepper and cook for 13 – 15 minutes until the lentils are soft. Stir a few times.
  3. When the sweet potatoes are cooked, remove from the oven, place half in a jug and blitz with a hand blender or mash with a fork. Keep the other half as cubes. Stir the puree and the diced sweet potatoes through the lentils, along with the kale. Cook for 1 – 2 minutes until the kale softens slightly. Adjust the consistency to your liking by either thinning with a little more stock or cooking for a few more minutes to reduce the volume and concentrate.
  1. Heat 1 tsp of oil in a frying pan. Once hot add the garlic and chilli to one side of the pan and the herbs to the other. Cook until they both start to go crips. The herbs will be quicker (about 1 minute so remove those first) and the garlic and chilli about 1.5 – 2 minutes. Careful not to burn.
  2. Top the Lentil and Sweet Potato Soup with baked tofu, crispy garlic and chilli oil and sizzled parsley. Option to top with coconut yoghurt too. Don’t forget to include the oil from frying the garlic and chilli. That’s the best bit!