Black Bean Sweet Potato Soup

This Black Bean Sweet Potato Soup is ideal for the cold winter ahead of us. It’s a great side serve with a baguette for a small midday meal.

This Black Bean Sweet Potato Soup is ideal for the cold winter ahead of us. It’s a great side serve with a baguette for a small midday meal.

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients

1 Tablespoon Olive Oil

1 Yellow Onion, Diced

1 Garlic Cloves, Minced

1 Jalapeño, Minced

1 Teaspoon Chili Powder

½ Teaspoon Cumin

½ Teaspoon Dried Oregano

1/2 Teaspoon Ground Pepper To Taste

2 Medium Sweet Potatoes, Diced (Peeled If You Like)

2 Cups Low-Sodium Vegetable Broth

3 15-Ounce Cans Black Beans

1 15-Ounce Can Diced Tomatoes

1 Lime, Juiced

Toppings, optional: Crumbled Cotija or Feta Cheese, Sour Cream, Sliced Avocado, Cilantro

Directions

  1. In a large stockpot, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic, jalapeño, chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt, and pepper and cook for 2 more minutes, until fragrant. 
  2. Add the sweet potatoes, broth, black beans, and their liquid, and tomatoes and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for about 10-15 minutes, until the sweet potatoes are fork tender. Stir in the lime juice and season to taste.
  3. Purée the soup partially with an immersion blender. Serve with toppings of your choice. 

Herby Sauce

Looking at what to do with all those wonderful herbs? Why not blend them up to a wonderful fresh tasting herb sauce you can accent your steaks and poultry with. Plus try it on some awesome Cauliflower steaks!

Looking to see what to do with all those wonderful herbs? Why not blend them up to a wonderful fresh tasting herb sauce you can accent your steaks and poultry with. Plus try it on some awesome Cauliflower steaks!

  • Servings: Multiple
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

2 Cups Mixed Herbs (Basil, Oregano, Cilantro, Parsley, Tarragon, Chives)

1 Garlic Clove

2-4 Tablespoons Olive Oil

1 Lemon, Juiced

Salt and Pepper, to Taste

Directions

  1. Place all of the ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Add more olive oil as necessary to reach the desired consistency.
  2. Taste and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper.