Jan 25, 2011

{sweet potato & black bean soup}

if i don't think of all the things i love about winter, i find myself pouting for springtime again.
& while i STILL can hardly wait. one thing i will always love about winter time is soups :)
& this is probably my absolute favorite soup of the winter so far.

p.s. someday i'm going to get better at taking pictures of food. really. guess what these are? 
yes. leftovers. again. SORRY!

{this delicious soup brought in part (with minor alterations) by: readymade}

you will need:
1 tbs of coconut oil
2 sweet potatoes, peeled + chopped into 1 inch cubes
1 onion, diced
1 red pepper, chopped into 1/2 or so inch pieces
1 jalapeno, diced
1 clove of garlic, minced
2 tsp of chili powder
1 tsp of cumin
1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper
3 cups of vegetable broth
1 1/2 cups of black beans
1 can of fire roasted tomatoes or 2 medium tomatoes, diced
1 cup of corn
1/4 cup of lemon or lime juice
1/4 cup of fresh cilantro
shredded cheese to serve

no. 1
add coconut oil to a large stock pot & heat. add sweet potatoes, onion, red pepper, jalapeno & garlic. saute for about 5 minutes.

no. 2
add spices (i reduced them just a liiittle & they still have a good kick. so if you aren't into that, reduce them just a little more. you can always add it later) & cover pot for about 5 more minutes to steam sweet potatoes.

no. 3
add broth, black beans & tomato & bring to a boil. reduce heat to a simmer & add corn & lime juice. now just let your flavors melt together. for at least 15 minutes. but more time never hurt anything when it comes to soups. stir in fresh cilantro just a few minutes before serving. top with cheese.


  1. mmmm, soup is my all time favorite food. I'll have to give this recipe a try!

  2. I saw this in the last issue and fell in love. I've been meaning to make it and completely forgot so thanks for reminding me! Looks amazing!!

  3. I made this soup tonight since Tom (meat-lover :)) was out of town and it was delish! Even Stacey and his "body building" friends liked it. I cooked the corn w/ the other veggies and it made the soup taste sweeter. Thanks for posting it, Mindy.