Friday, 16 April 2010

Delicious Vegetable Soup

The sweet potato gives this soup a very nice flavour. It is a complete meal on its own but could be served with some good bread and a salad.

1 tablespoon oil
2 onions diced

Cook onions in the oil in a large pot for five minutes until softened.


900 ml carton of vegetable broth (regular)
500 ml of water
2 medium sweet potatoes scrubbed and diced
3 19 oz tins rinsed canned beans (black beans, kidney beans, etc)
1-2 cups edamame or other vegetable
8 cups chopped kale
1 pound spinach

1 teaspoon turmeric (optional)
1 teaspoon hot pepper flakes
1 teaspoon crushed cumin seeds
1 teaspoon oregano
salt and pepper to taste ( I don't add more salt)

Simmer until the sweet potatoes are tender.
I like to eat my soup with some chopped cilantro, red pepper, avocado and lime for a garnish.


For a thicker soup, put a 28 oz tin of tomatoes in a blender with 3 tbsp flour and 4-5 garlic cloves. Blend until smooth and add at the end, Stir until thickened.

Serve with homemade croutons.

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