Sweet Potato Soup

February 19, 2011 06:11

Growing up, I don't remember ever eating a sweet potato.  I'm not sure why, but it was only recently that I started integrating them into my diet.  Sweet Potatoes are a great source of nutrition.  High in fiber, they are loaded with vitamins A and C, iron and calcium.  I hope you'll give this soup a try, even if you've never had sweet potatoes before :)

Don't be afraid of the peanut butter.  It adds a great depth to this soup, which originated in Africa.

Sweet Potato Soup


makes 8 servings


1/2 cup peanut butter


2 tb. vegetable oil


2 cups chopped onion


6 cups peeled and cubed sweet potato


1 tb ground cumin


2 15 oz cans garbanzo beans, drained


2 14 1/2 oz cans low sodium vegetable broth


1 28 oz can diced tomatoes, undrained


salt and pepper to taste


Heat oil in soup pot over medium heat.  Add onion and saute until lightly browned, about 7 minutes.


Add peanut butter, sweet potato, and remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, simmer uncovered for 30 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

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