Vegan Sweet Potato Soup

10 Oct

Vegan Sweet Potato Soup

Serves 6-8

Achoo!  Baby, it’s cold outside!  And according to that forecast, it’ll be chilly all week.  Fabulous.  Absolutely fabulous.  What to do?  Set the salad to the side and warm up with Sweet Potato Soup instead.  Packed with immune-boosting ingredients, this hearty, healthy and oh-so-savory recipe will last you all week long.  Just in time for another cold spell.

Ingredients:

3 Tbsp. olive oil

2 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped

1 brown onion, cubed

8 C. low-sodium vegetable broth

2 lbs. organic sweet potatoes, skinned & cubed

1 C. unsweetened applesauce

1 tsp. cinnamon

1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar

1 tsp. brown sugar

1 tsp. coarse sea salt

1 tsp. cracked black pepper

1 sprig rosemary

Directions: 

Preheat oven to 425.

Peel and cube sweet potatoes, reserve potato peels.

In a stockpot, sauté garlic and onion on low heat with two tablespoons olive oil.  Add vegetable broth, sweet potatoes, applesauce and cinnamon.  Let simmer on low heat for one hour.

In 3 batches, with a reserve bowl handy, transfer stockpot contents to a blender and puree until fully smooth.  Pour first batch into reserve bowl and repeat for batches 2 and 3.  Pour soup into stockpot.  Add balsamic, brown sugar, salt and pepper and let simmer on low heat for another hour, stirring occasionally.

Place potato peels on baking sheet with remaining olive oil and rosemary sprig and bake for 10 minutes.  Use as garnish.

Freezes well.  Feel like cooking for just you and your honey?  Quarter the recipe.

FOOD THAT LOVES YOU, TOO:  Rich in antioxidants like beta-carotene and high in fiber, sweet potatoes are an excellent boost (especially during flu season) for your immune system and digestion.   When it’s flu season, do whatever you can to fit sweet potatoes into your diet. 

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NUTRITIONAL FACTS (SERVING SIZE – 8): Calories: 177; Total Fat 5g; Saturated Fat .7g; Sodium 427.5mg; Fiber 5g

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