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DK’s Chipotle Sweet Potato Soup

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This recipe was created by Debra K

In honor of the Fall I wanted to create a soup that would be healthy, but offer a creamy and fulfilling taste and texture.   Hitting Google to get inspired, I gathered some great ideas from Martha Stewart and Simply Recipes.  As usual, I had to healthify the recipe and of course add a few twists of my own.  From the traditional recipe I reduced the amount of fat, removed dairy and offer a vegan version if choosing vegetable broth as the main stock.

The combination of chipotle with the cinnamon and nutmeg gives a nice savory and sweet twist to this soup.  I topped with a dollop of coconut milk yogurt and enjoyed immediately.

Serves 4 (Can be doubled)

Ingredients:sw potato soup

  • 1 Tb  coconut oil
  • 1 small white onion, chopped
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • ½ tsp chipotle
  • ½ tsp (heaping) ground cumin
  • ½ tsp (heaping) nutmeg
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut
  • 3 C low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 ¼  C unsweetened Coconut/Almond milk (or other non-dairy milk)
  • 2 T agave or maple syrup

Method:

In a large deep pan or pot heat the coconut oil over medium-high heat.  Add onion, season with salt and pepper, and cook until beginning to brown around edges, about 7 minutes. Add cumin, chipotle, nutmeg and garlic and sautee until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in sweet potatoes, cinnamon stick, and broth. Bring to a boil; reduce to a rapid simmer, cover, and cook until sweet potatoes are soft- about 20 minutes.

Remove the cinnamon stick and discard.  Let potato mixture cool slightly. Working in batches, transfer soup to a blender and puree until smooth (use caution when blending hot liquids and you can also use an immersion blender). Slowly add the non-dairy milk to each portion you blend.  Mix in the syrup and stir into the completed blended soup.  Top soup with vanilla coconut yogurt and sprinkle with nutmeg.

Author: Debra K

I believe we all have the right to enjoy incredible looking and tasting cuisine.

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