This red lentil stew has the perfect balance of being spicy and subtly sweet. It's best served on top of a bed of spinach. If you are not living with a high level of insulin resistance, top your serving with a little diced avocado to round out the flavors.
Place red lentils and water (or vegetable broth) into a large pot and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer.
Add sweet potatoes, celery, carrots, garlic, ginger, and spices (and pepper if you want it spicy!). Cover and cook for 15-20 minutes until lentils and potatoes are soft.
Stir in cilantro and lemon juice.
Transfer half of soup to a blender and blend until smooth, or use an immersion blender to blend approximately half of the soup, leaving some texture and chunkiness.
Serve and enjoy! Top with freshly ground black pepper, if desired.
Serving Size 2 cups
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.