Have I mentioned that I LOVE soup? This past weekend was cold and rainy and perfect “soup” weather. Since I always have the ingredients for this recipe on hand, it was quick and easy to put together. The only prep is peeling and chopping the sweet potato, which takes about 5 minutes. You can also use frozen cubed sweet potato, which would completely eliminate your prep time. In 45 minutes, your soup will be hot and ready to eat.
- 3 tbs coconut oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 cups sweet potato, peeled and cubed
- ⅛ to ½ tsp cayenne to taste
- 1 tsp turmeric
- ½ tsp black pepper
- 1½ tsp Himalayan pink salt
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 4 cups water
- 2 cups spinach, fresh
- 1 can coconut milk (low or full fat)
- 1 tbs date sugar
- In a large pot, sauté garlic, sweet potatoes and spices over medium heat for 10 minutes while stirring.
- Add vinegar & water and turn heat to high until boiling. Reduce to simmer for 30 minutes.
- Stir in spinach, coconut milk, & sugar and bring to boil for 5 minutes on high heat. Remove from heat and cover for a few minutes before serving.
The aroma while sautéing the sweet potato with the spices is amazing! I may try roasting sweet potatoes in the spices as a side dish. I like spicy food, so I put a 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne, but if you prefer a milder taste, I recommend 1/8 teaspoon of cayenne. Since date sugar is simply ground, dried dates, this is a great recipe for those fighting cancer and avoiding processed sugars. If that’s not an issue for you, you can substitute coconut, palm or brown sugar. Most of the soups I make call for vegetable broth. This one just calls for water. Vegetable broth may give it a depth of flavor water doesn’t, so you can substitute broth if you like. This has tons of flavor without it though due to the spices and coconut milk. You can also cut back on the water/broth if you want the soup to have less broth or a stronger coconut flavor.
This soup recipe is great for lunch or dinner and is delicious in cold or warm weather. Have you tried it? Let me know what you think.