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
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)
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