Sweet Potato & Pepper Soup

2 Mar

Serves 6-8 people

This super healthy and low-calorie soup is my Aunt Lisette’s favourite. It is very simple to make and a great starter or take-to-work lunch. This soup is bursting with vitamin A, vitamin C, antioxidants and fibre: a true super foods soup. When she shared her recipe with me, I loved the fact that this soup does not contain any stock. Once the veggies are cooked in water and blended, you add tomato juice instead.  This soup has a subtle sweetness, yet offers a variety of flavors.

Ingredients

2 tbsp. of Olive Oil

2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped

1 red onion, finely chopped

1 red chili pepper, deseeded and finely chopped

2 red peppers, deseeded and roughly chopped

3 large sweet potatoes, skin off and diced

1L of tomato juice

Salt & pepper

Cayenne pepper

Fresh Basil for garnish

Preparation

Heat the olive oil on medium heat. Add the finely chopped red chili pepper and gently fry for a few minutes. Then add the garlic and red onion and fry without coloring until softened. Now add the chopped peppers and diced potatoes. Cover the ingredients with water, but do make sure that you don’t add to much water. It should be just enough to cook the vegetables.

Once boiling, reduce the heat, and simmer for about 25 minutes or until the sweet potatoes and peppers are tender.

Now allow the soup to cool off for a minute. Carefully transfer all the ingredients into your blender or use a handheld blender to cream the soup. Return the soup to a clean pan and add the tomato juice. Bring back to a simmer, taste your soup and season with salt, pepper and cayenne pepper.

Before serving, ladle into bowls and sprinkle some fresh basil on top.

Bon Appetite 😉 

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7 Responses to “Sweet Potato & Pepper Soup”

  1. lisette eijsbouts March 2, 2012 at 12:54 pm #

    actually this soup is in my fridge now, and we’re having it tonight. jammie!

  2. Laura Creates March 3, 2012 at 9:40 am #

    It sounds delicious, I will try it, anything with tomato and my family will be happy!

    I always make soup for my father in-law and I just chuck in what takes my fancy. Yesterday I fryed onion and garlic added 1 carrot half a celery stick, 1 potato half a homegrown parsnip and two spoons of a can of chopped tomato. I stock cube and half an hot later soup was ready and delicious not even blended just lightly mashed. Want to call it minestrone? May be…
    Love

    Laura

    • Claire's Soups March 3, 2012 at 10:59 am #

      Hi Laura, thanks for you comment. This is a great recipe, very healthy and low-fat.
      Your soup sounds delicious, nothing beats homegrown veggies!
      Love, Claire

      • Laura Creates March 3, 2012 at 11:50 am #

        I just read my post again, the iPhone made me write rubbish and I have some spelling mistakes,sorry…

  3. lelaniedenso May 4, 2012 at 10:48 pm #

    hmmm… this sounds delicious! thanks for the recipe, Claire!

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