Quick Sweet Potato Soup
Sep 14, 2017
Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite veggies really any time of the year – But now is the time to buy them! They are in season right now, which means cheaper for you (especially if you buy in bulk), fresher tasting and as always incredibly versatile and filling!
Enjoy this filling sweet potato soup recipe that will "Stretch Your Budget" and remember that More Matters ® when it comes to Fruits & Veggies!
Quick Sweet Potato & Kale Soup
Prep/Cook Time: 25 minutes Number of Servings: 4
- 3 medium leftover cooked sweet potatoes (*See Tip)
- 1 can light coconut milk
- 2 cups unsweetened original almond milk or coconut milk
- 1/3 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
- 1 teaspoon canola oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup sweet onion, diced
- 2 ½ cups baby kale, rinsed well and chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, to taste
- Pinch of salt (optional)
- Peel the skin off the cooked sweet potatoes so you are left with just the flesh.
- Add the sweet potato, canned coconut milk, unsweetened almond (or coconut) milk and parmesan cheese to a food processor or blender and puree on medium to high speed until smooth.
- In a medium-sized soup pot, heat the canola oil over medium heat.
- Sauté the garlic and onions for a few minutes, until soft and translucent.
- Add the pureed sweet potatoes to the soup pot and turn the heat up to medium high. Once lightly simmering, reduce heat to medium low and add the chopped kale, cayenne pepper & salt if using.
- Simmer for about 5-10 minutes and adjust seasonings to your taste preference.
- *If you don’t have leftover cooked sweet potatoes, then cook them in the microwave for about 6-8 minutes (depending on their size) to make them soft and easy to puree
- Add cooked rotisserie chicken or cooked shrimp for a heartier soup
- Try swapping out the kale for baby spinach for the same effect
Nutrition Facts (per serving):
Calories: 262 Protein: 8gm Total Carbohydrates: 33gm Fiber: 5.4gm
Total Fat: 12gm Cholesterol: 6.5mg Sodium: 264mg
Melanie Kluzek, Registered Dietitian for County Market