Best Soup Recipes: Peanut and Sweet Potato

This low-calorie, high-flavour soup is a winner.


February 15, 2016

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  • This is one of the best soup recipes ever.  We made it, we loved it and think you will too.  Bonus points for being vegetarian, and low in calories -  about 200 per 2 (yes, 2!) cup serving. Simple Healthy Kitchen's African Peanut and Sweet Potato Soup INGREDIENTS 1½ tsp olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 yellow onion, diced 1 Tbsp fresh grated ginger 4 cups vegetable broth, low-sodium 4 cups diced tomatoes ( canned or boxed with juices) 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and diced ½ cup natural peanut butter 2 tsp ground cumin 2 tsp ground coriander ¼ tsp sea salt ¼ tsp ground cayenne pepper ¼ tsp cinnamon 6 cups finely chopped Swiss chard (or Kale) roasted peanuts, for garnishing (optional) whole-grain croutons for garnishing (optional) INSTRUCTIONS Heat olive oil in a large sauce pan or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add garlic, onion and ginger and stir frequently until the onions are softened (approx. 3 min.). Add 1 cup of water, vegetable broth, tomatoes,sweet potatoes, peanut butter, cumin, coriander, salt, cayenne and cinnamon. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and cover the pot. Let simmer until potatoes are tender, stirring occasionally (approx. 12 min.) Add Swiss chard and continue simmering until chard has wilted (approx. 2 min.) Serve soup and garnish with whole-grain croutons if desired. Recipe/Photo:  Simple Healthy Kitchen