Hearty Lentil Soup

Hearty Lentil Soup

A warming lentil soup with sweet potatoes and spinach, with the addition of sauteed salami (or bacon or chorizo). A simple recipe for a delicious soup that the whole family will enjoy.


  • butter, 1 tablespoon
  • extra virgin olive oil, 1/2 tablespoon
  • small onion, 1
  • garlic cloves, 2
  • small sweet potato, 1
  • red lentils, 70 g
  • broth, 1 liter
  • turmeric, 1 teaspoon
  • sweet paprika, 1 teaspoon
  • hot paprika, pinch
  • canned diced tomatoes, 1 can
  • spinach, 2 cups
  • salami, chorizo, or bacon, about 100 g


In a large pot, sauté the diced onion in butter and olive oil until translucent.

Add the minced garlic and the peeled, diced sweet potato. Cook for about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add the dry lentils and pour in the broth, then bring to a boil.

Stir in the turmeric, sweet paprika, hot paprika, and freshly ground black pepper and salt to taste (if needed). Simmer, covered, for about 10-15 minutes.

Add the canned diced tomatoes and continue to simmer for about 10 minutes, covered.

Stir in the spinach until wilted.

In a separate pan, sauté the chopped salami, bacon, or diced chorizo until crispy. Serve with the soup.

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