Serves: about five
Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Oil-Free, Grain-Free, Nut-Free, Vegan (of course!)
As summertime is coming to a close and cooler autumn weather is upon us, warm and hearty dishes such as this nutrient-dense Sweet Potato Kale Vegetable Soup are in order! This soup is filled with a variety of delicious, nourishing plant-based foods that will keep you happy and healthy throughout the colder season!
- One large Japanese sweet potato, diced (any variety of sweet potato will work; however, I prefer Japanese sweet potatoes)
- One bunch of kale, chopped
- Four cups of white beans of choice (or two cans of white beans)
- One cup of chopped carrots
- Three stalks of celery, chopped
- One cup of halved cherry tomatoes
- One yellow onion, diced
- Four cloves of garlic, minced
- Roughly eight cups of low-sodium vegetable broth (see directions)
- Roughly eight cups of water (see directions)
- Three tsp. of dried oregano
- 1/2 of a tsp. of paprika
- Two tsp. of dried basil
- 1/2 of a tsp. of garlic powder
- 1/4 of a tsp. of onion powder
- 1/4 of a tsp. of thyme
- Three bay leaves (for flavor, not for eating)
- 1/4 of a tsp. of black pepper (or to taste)
- About one tsp. of Himalayan pink salt (or to taste depending on how salty your vegetable broth is)
How to make:
- Dice the sweet potato and chop the carrots, then steam them until they are just fork tender.
- While the sweet potatoes and carrots steam, chop the kale, onion, tomatoes, celery, and garlic.
- Once the sweet potatoes and carrots are done steaming, add them, along with the kale, onion, minced garlic, tomatoes, and celery into a large pot over medium-high heat.
- Add equal parts water and vegetable broth to cover the vegetables and sweet potatoes (about eight cups each).
- Add the oregano, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, bay leaves, salt, and pepper into the soup.
- Cover the soup and let it cook until the kale has wilted down.
- Once the kale has wilted down, turn the heat to low and simmer the soup for at least one to two hours to ensure that the flavors meld together.
- Once the soup has simmered for the amount of time of your choice, serve the soup.
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