Chipotle Sweet Potato Soup

My Meatless Monday Meal: the soup, cauliflower / garbanzo dish, and kale salad. MY HEAVEN.

Special Saturday post!  This was supposed to go out yesterday (per the normal M/W/F schedule), but there is some exciting stuff going on in the Natori household/corporate world that got things sidetracked.  More on that next week..  ANYWAY….

Recently, I had lunch at one of my close friend’s house where she served me this velvety and incredible soup. So of course, I had to make it the very next week (best form of flattery). This soup is rich, *spicy*, creamy, and healthy. But without the guilt or dairy. YUP, idol Gwyneth Paltrow does it again (and again and again and again) with this winning soup recipe. A perfect and filling soup for cold winter months. Enjoy!

 

Ingredients:

 

Ingredients

 

* 2 peeled and diced sweet potatoes (should be around 6 cups)

* 1 diced red onion

* 1 1/2 teaspoons of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce

* 3/4 teaspoons of cumin

* 6 cups of vegetable / chicken broth

* 5 sprigs of cilantro

* salt and pepper to taste

 

Directions:

Peel and chop the sweet potatoes.

Peel and chop the sweet potatoes.

Bucket full of orange.

Bucket full of orange.

Dice the red onion.

Dice the red onion.

Take 5 sprigs of cilantro and rope them together.

Take 5 sprigs of cilantro and rope them together.

Cumin and chipotle peppers.

Cumin and chipotle peppers (I initially thought that there was a typo on this can.  Unfortunately, not – multiple spellings.  That would have been funny.)

In pot with the hot olive oil, place the diced red onions, cumin, and cilantro sprigs. Mix together on medium heat for 10 minutes.

In pot with the hot olive oil, place the diced red onions, cumin, and cilantro sprigs. Mix together on medium heat for 10 minutes.

Then add the chipotle peppers.

Then add the chipotle peppers.

And sweet potatoes. Mix together.

And sweet potatoes. Mix together.

Place 6 cups of vegetable or chicken stock to pot. Let boil, then reduce the heat to simmer and cover for 30 minutes.

Place 6 cups of vegetable or chicken stock to pot. Let boil, then reduce the heat to simmer and cover for 30 minutes. And then, BLEND BLEND BLEND!!!! And voila, SOUP!

My Meatless Monday Meal: the soup, cauliflower / garbanzo dish, and kale salad. MY HEAVEN.

My Meatless Monday Meal: the soup, cauliflower / garbanzo dish, and kale salad. MY HEAVEN.

 

I gave a bowl of soup to one of our doormen (Hi Fab! He also reads the blog #NoSecretsForMe) and he love love loved it. And Fab is an inspiration: just by a change in his food intake, he has lost about 100 pounds, he is literally HALF his size. And he was able to eat this and liked it! Which means, it is good for you but rich and delicious at the same time. Perfect for this freezing cold weather (in NYC). Hope you have a great weekend!

Anika Yael Natori, aka, The Josie Girl

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7 Comments

  1. My secret is out..no more lurking in the darkness on the blog…I have to admit the soup is out of this world..so glad the recipe is out..I need to make this asap!!!

    • HA! Let me know how yours turns out! And give me other ideas of recipes to make that are healthy and easy!

  2. I seriously want to try to make this. I’m a novice cook but this doesn’t look too difficult! And this will be perfect for a cold day like today!

    Thanks for sharing 🙂

  3. Do you think this would also work with butternut squash in place of or half and half with the sweet potato?

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