Lentil Coconut Soup with Roasted Sweet Potato, Avocado & Cranberries

Uuuuh it is cold and rainy in California. Who would have thought that? It is March and I thought winter is over, but it kinda just begun. I would’ve lie if I say that I do not enjoy the smell of the rain. The sound of these little raindrops pouring from the sky makes me feel even more home. It feels like I am back in Germany, but knowing that summer is close (like next week kinda close – just checked the weather for next week and it’s gonna be sunny & around 75°F, great huh?). However, the rain is amazing and exactly what not only me but also nature needs. So, this soup is 100% healthy comfort food and perfect for this weather! Enjoy:-)


Lentil Coconut Soup with Roasted Sweet Potato, Avocado & Cranberries

Prep time: 15Cook time: 30Total time:

Serves: 4-6



  • 2 big sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper


  • 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small red onion, peeled and diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 stalk of celery, finely diced
  • 2 tsp. curry powder
  • 1 tsp. ginger powder
  • 1 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp. fennel seeds
  • 450 g red lentils, washed
  • 1.2 liter water, hot
  • 1 can of coconut milk


  • 1 handful cranberries
  • 1 handful of cilantro, chopped
  • 1 avocado, peeled, cored and
  • 1 tbsp. flax seeds, roasted
  • 1 pinch of chili flakes


    1. ROASTED SWEET POTATOES: Preheat oven to 450°F (230°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    2. In a bowl combine sweet potatoes with olive oil, cinnamon, salt and pepper and bake for 25-30 minutes or until nicely browned. Set aside.
    3. SOUP: In a pan, heat olive oil. Add onion, garlic and celery and sauté over medium to high heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
    4. Add curry, ginger, turmeric powder and fennel seeds. Roast for 3 minutes.
    5. Add lentils and hot water. Bring to a boil and cook for about 15 min or until tender.
    6. Add coconut milk and stir well.
    7. ALSO: Serve soup with roasted sweet potatoes, cranberries, cilantro,
      Avocado and flax seeds. Sprinkle with chili flakes and enjoy:)

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