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Quinoa Sweet Potato Soup

 

Quinoa Sweet Potato Soup

Posted by admin in Dinner, Lunch 04 Mar 2015

Oh how I love this soup!! It’s magnificent and truthfully one of the healthiest soups you can make (but don’t worry it doesn’t taste like those “sure-it’s-healthy-but-it-tastes-like-dirt” kind of dishes)!! I love sweet potatoes (and regular potatoes would work), I love beans and I love quinoa (ok yes I do love most food – the good stuff and the bad stuff). But this is one you should honestly try!!

2 tbsp olive oil

3 garlic cloves, minced

1 sweet onion, diced

3 small or 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped to 1/2″ pieces

1 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp chili powder

8 cups broth

1 (15-oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained)

1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa

salt & pepper, to taste

1/4 tsp red pepper flakes

4 large kale leaves, stems removed and thinly chopped, optional

INSTRUCTIONS

Heat oil in a large pot and add the chopped onion. Saute for a 5 minutes over medium heat. Season with salt and pepper and add in the next 6 ingredients. Bring the broth to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 12-15 or until the sweet potatoes are soft. Add the cooked quinoa, black beans, red pepper flakes and chopped kale. Stir well and allow to simmer for 3-4 minutes or until the kale has turned a vibrant green. Remove from heat and serve warm. This is great topped with cilantro, avocado, green onions, or tortilla chips.

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