How Sweet It is! Sweet and Savory Roasted Sweet Potato Soup

by deborah on January 23, 2015 · 10 comments

in Nourish, Plant-based diet, Vegan

How Sweet It is! Sweet and Savory Roasted Sweet Potato Soup
Around this time of the year, fresh pickings in my farmer’s market are not

as abundant as they were in summer and fall, but it is still full of root vegetables

and tubers including my favorite: sweet potatoes.

Raw sweet potatoes are considered one of the most nutrient-rich vegetables in the

tuber family for good reasons.

They are rich in complex carbohydrates, dietary fiber and beta-carotene

(a provitamin A carotenoid), while providing moderate contents of vitamin B5,

vitamin B6, vitamin C, manganese and potassium.

When baked, sweet potatoes provide a higher content of vitamin C–at 24% of the

Daily Value per 100 g serving–as well as an increase in polyphenol levels.

How Sweet It is! Sweet and Savory Roasted Sweet Potato Soup

In view of this, it’s no surprise that sweet potatoes are considered a vital staple

in many countries and cultures.

I grew up with a mother who loved to cook sweet potatoes for her family–from

basic baked sweet potatoes to our favorite candied yams to sweet potato pudding

to mashed sweet potato casserole topped with melted marshmallows to sweet potatoes

mashed with crushed pineapples or raisins–we loved them any way she served them.

I still make many of my mother’s famous sweet potato dishes–just vegan-style.

 

This sweet potato soup–with a touch of savory onion and garlic and the natural

sweetness of roasted carrots, apples and potatoes–is one of my favorite smooth,

creamy, soul-satisfying cold weather soups.

Sweet and Savory Roasted Sweet Potato Soup

How Sweet It is! Sweet and Savory Roasted Sweet Potato Soup

Serves 4 – 6

Ingredients

3 lbs organic sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into large chunks
3 Tbsp organic coconut oil
2 large organic onions quartered
1 organic apple, peeled quartered
3 organic carrots, cleaned and halved
7 cups organic vegetable broth
3 tablespoons almond butter
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
1 bay leaf
1/8 teaspoon cumin
Celtic sea salt
Chopped cilantro for garnish

How Sweet It is! Sweet and Savory Roasted Sweet Potato Soup

Directions

Peel the sweet potato, onions, carrots, apple and cut into large chunks.
Toss the vegetables in coconut oil and Celtic sea salt.
Roast in a slow oven (300-325F) for 45 minutes to an hour.
Bring stock to the boil.
Add in roasted vegetables and simmer for about 10 minutes.

Allow to cool slightly, and remove the bay leaf.
Then blend the vegetables in batches in your high-speed blender. (I use a Vitamix.)
An alternate method is to blend the sweet potatoes into the broth, using a submersion blender.
Next, return the blended soup to the stove, and simmer for 2 minutes more.
Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.

How Sweet It is! Sweet and Savory Roasted Sweet Potato Soup
Serve up in bowls.
Garnish with some chopped cilantro.

How Sweet It is! Sweet and Savory Roasted Sweet Potato Soup
Or for a real treat, top each bowl with a dollop of homemade cashew cream.
Enjoy!

Have you ever made sweet potato soup?

What ingredients did you add to yours to make it special?

Share your thoughts and comments with us.

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

kimmythevegan January 24, 2015 at 9:30 pm

Mmmm warm & comforting and delicious soup. I LOVE seeing all of the different varieties of potatoes out right now. This sounds like a lovely soup =)

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Creative Mama Renee January 29, 2015 at 1:09 pm

Yum! This soup looks so warm, and smooth, and inviting! I love sweet potatoes, as long as they aren’t loaded with sweeteners or marshmallows!

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deborah January 29, 2015 at 7:48 pm

Hi Renee,
I know what you mean. Sweet potatoes are so naturally delicious. They don’t need all of those extra unhealthy additions. I’m glad you liked this recipe. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with me. I appreciate it.

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Christine | Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers January 29, 2015 at 8:33 pm

This sounds SO delicious! I wanted to let you know that I picked it as my favorite this week for the From the Farm Blog Hop! I hope you’ll be linking up with us again soon!
~ Christine

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deborah January 31, 2015 at 12:40 am

Hi Christine,
I am thrilled that you featured Sweet and Savory Roasted Sweet Potato Soup. What an honor! I hopped by your blog and commented! All the best, Deborah

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swathi February 2, 2015 at 12:35 pm

Looks delicious I love this kind of soup, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop. pinning.

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Antionette Blake February 2, 2015 at 11:53 pm

I love heart healthy sweet potatoes and this is a great soup recipe, thanks for the share as it will definitely be on my winter’s weekend menu. I think I’ll try it in the crock pot – what do you think? #TurnitupTuesday

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