Saturday, November 26, 2011

Sweet Potato Chipotle Soup

Remember that wonderful new soup cookbook I wrote about recently?  Well this was the first recipe I tried out of that book.  Considering the abundance of sweet potatoes I harvested, I thought I would give this one a try.  And I was not disappointed...it was delicious and very easy!  My husband loved it.  Of course, he's never met a sweet potato that he didn't like :)  The soup has a mild chipotle flavor but you can adjust it to suit your desired level of heat by adding more.  I hope you try this one.  Even this kids might like it :)



Sweet Potato-Chipotle Soup
adapted from Soup of the Day
3 Tbsp unsalted butter
1 small sweet onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced or thinly sliced
1 chipotle chile in adobo sauce, minced
1 teaspoon adobo sauce (or not...depending on how spicy you like it)
2 sweet potatoes (1 1/2 lbs) peeled and diced
4 1/2 cups chicken broth (or you could use vegetable stock if you want to make the soup vegetarian)
Salt & freshly ground black pepper
1 Tbsp chopped chives

In a large, heavy pot, melt the butter of medium-high heat.  Add the onion and garlic and saute until translucent, about 5 - 7 minutes.



 Add the chipotle, adobo sauce and potatoes and cook, stirring often for 5 minutes.



 Add the broth and bring to a boil.  Reduce the heat to low and simmer, uncovered, until the potatoes are very tender, 30-35 minutes.  Remove from the heat and let cool slightly.



Working carefully, in batches, puree the soup in a blender.  Return to the pot and season with salt and pepper and heat through.  Serve, garnished with the chives.


I served this soup with a red cabbage and apple slaw and it was a delicious meal!


Buon Appetito!

8 comments:

  1. I'm pretty sure I would love that soup, Diane. And the bowl you served yours in is lovely too.
    May I be bold enough to suggest that a piece of Corn Bread would have been another good accompaniment?

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  2. Thanks Mark...the soup is delicious and the cornbread addition sounds wonderful! I'll be sure to include it next time I make this soup (and there will be a next time ;)

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  3. That looks great! I make a lot of soup in the winter and that looks like a winner. I have a roasted veggie soup recipe that is easy, virtually fat free, and super nutricious that I'm going to post in December. :o)

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  4. Oh, yum! Just the title of this post had me salivating! And then to see the ingredients and your photos of cooking it, wow! Looks great!

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  5. My kid loved our version of it :)

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  6. Do you have one of those stick blenders (immersion blenders) for blending soups right in the pot? If not, you of all people, need one! One of my favorite kitchen gadgets!!

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  7. @All...this soup is wonderful and so very easy! I'll be surely making this one again. And yes, Toni, I do have an immersion blender. I just forget to use it! Thanks for reminding me :)

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  8. Can't wait to try! Thank u once again for such great recipes!!

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