Moroccan sweet potato, carrot and chickpea soup

Ingredients:
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large brown onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 600g orange sweet potato, peeled, diced
  • 500g carrots, peeled, sliced
  • 6 cups Real Stock Chicken Salt Reduced
  • 300g can chickpeas, drained, rinsed
  • 1/2 small lemon, juiced
  • Turkish bread croutons, to serve
Procedure:
  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add onion and garlic. Cook, stirring often, for 3 minutes. Stir in coriander, cumin and chilli powder. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
  3. Add sweet potato and carrot. Cook, stirring often, for 5 minutes.
  4. Add stock. Cover. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes.
  5. Add chickpeas to soup and simmer, covered, for 10 minutes or until chickpeas are tender.
  6. Blend soup, in batches, until smooth.
  7. Return to saucepan over medium-low heat.
  8. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in 1 tablespoon lemon juice.
  9. Heat, stirring, until hot (do not boil). Ladle into bowls.
  10. Top with croutons. Sprinkle with pepper. Serve.

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