Monday, 11 April 2011

Southwestern Sweet Potato Soup

My good friend Catherine has made this soup for me a few times and I thought I would give it a shot tonight as I have a runny nose and needed something to warm me up.  Sweet potatoes are great for curing congestion of the nose and lungs as well as relieving asthma.  They also sooth the stomach and intestines and promotes a healthy digestive tract.  They are rich in dietary fiber, vitamins C, B2, E, and B7.  So heres the recipe:

1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 C chopped onion
2 C peeled and diced sweet potatoes
1 C peeled and diced baking potato
4 C veg or chicken stock
1 C fresh or frozen corn kernals
1 red pepper roasted
1 jalapeno seeded and chopped
1/4 C parsley, green onion or coriander.

In large pot heat oil and mix in onion until soft. (3-4 min)
Add sweet potatoes and potatoes and cook for 2 - 3 min.
Add stock, bring to a boil and cook until soft. (10-15 min)
In a blender puree the mixture until smooth, return it to the pot.
Add in corn, red pepper and jalapeno and cook for another 3-4 mins.
Serve garnished with parsley.

This is so simple and one of the best soups Ive made.  You can choose your heat by adding more jalapeno or not adding any at all.
Calories: 147
Protein: 5.5g
Fat: 3.7g
Carbs: 24g
Fiber: 2.8g


  1. I loved roasted red peppers, especially on pizza!

  2. I made extra peppers and threw them in my salad for lunch today. Mmmmm so good

  3. that looks sooo yummy I'm gonna have to try that soup for sure!!