Sweet Potato & Crimson Lentil Soup with Wild Rice & Kale

Ingredients

Yield: 1 gallon

Directions

  1. Bring water to a boil. Stir in wild rice.
  2. Reduce heat to simmer, cover and cook for 45 minutes. Drain excess water and reserve the wild rice.
  3. In a large stockpot, heat 3 T. olive oil. Add diced sweet potato and sauté for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Stir in the onion and garlic; sauté for an additional 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add 1 qt. stock, cover and simmer until the sweet potato is cooked through.
  6. Whisk the sweet potato, onion and garlic mixture to a smooth consistency.
  7. Add the remaining stock and Crimson Lentils and simmer until the lentils are dissolving (about 20 minutes). Whisk until the lentils have thickened the soup.
  8. In a separate pot, heat the remaining olive oil and stir in the chopped kale. Sauté for 2 minutes. Add to the soup along with the cooked wild rice.
  9. Adjust flavor with salt and pepper before serving. Garnish with croutons if desired.