baby it’s cold outside

Step 1: Peel sweet potatoes.

Soup’s on! Peel and cube sweet potatoes.

 

Step 2: Roast sweet potatoes.

Roast sweet potatoes (this step is not necessary but I find that the soup is even more flavourful when you roast the potatoes).

 

Step 3: Coarsely chop onion. Add coconut oil to a large saucepan and cook onion. Stir in ground coriander and curry powder.

Coarsely chop onion. Add coconut oil to a large saucepan and cook onion. Stir in ground coriander + curry powder.

 

Add sweet potatoes, stir and then add hot stock.

Add sweet potatoes, stir, then add hot vegetable stock.

 

Add beans and puree.

Add white beans (I used cannellini), and puree.

 

Stir in balsamic vinegar and maple syrup. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Stir in balsamic vinegar + maple syrup. Add salt + pepper to taste.

 

Mmmm

Enjoy with a dollop of yogurt, chopped parsley and hemp seeds!

 

Sweet potato white bean soup
2 tbsp coconut oil (original recipe called for 1 tbsp butter and 1 tbsp vegetable oil)
½ onion, coarsely chopped
1 rounded tsp curry powder
1 tsp ground coriander
2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed (and roasted if you have time)
946 ml carton of vegetable broth (I used Pacific Foods’ low-sodium version)
19 oz can white beans, rinsed and drained
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp maple syrup
sea salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
plain Greek yogurt (optional)
chopped fresh parsley (optional)
hemp seeds (optional)

Add coconut oil to a large saucepan over medium-low heat.
Add onion. Cook about 5 minutes until soft but not brown.
Stir in curry powder and coriander, for about 1 minute.
Add sweet potatoes and cook, stirring, for 1-2 minutes.
Add hot stock. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, for about 20 minutes (or until sweet potatoes are soft).
Add half of the beans and puree until smooth. Add remaining beans.
Stir in vinegar and syrup. Season with salt and pepper.
Serve with a dollop of yogurt and a sprinkle of chopped parsley. Hemp seeds are a nice touch, too.