It’s a good thing I can’t reach the bottom of my Vitamix with my tongue…
…because I would have sliced it open trying to lap up the remnants of this soup.
Sweet potato with onion-y leek and rich garlic. Add a little mid-eastern spice blend and some nutritional yeast. Perfection. Who cares if it is 85 degrees outside!
The spice lend I used is called ras hanout. You can find the recipe here with my Babaganoush Soup post. The base is cumin, ginger, turmeric, and cinnamon. What’s not to love?
I was inspired to make this when I saw a few Potato-Leek Soup recipes pop up around the web. The problem with those is that I don’t like white potatoes. Only the orange for me!
I questioned how the sweet potato would be with the leek, but it actually works well with the mild onion. Once sautéed, both the leek and the garlic flavors develop a richness that is perfect for a roasted sweet potato soup!
Sweet Potato Leek Soup
- 1 C vegetable stock (I used low sodium)
- 1 small sweet potato, pre-baked
- 1 leek, sliced about 1/4 in thin
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 T nutritional yeast
- 1 tsp ras hanout spice mix
- Cilantro (optional, to garnish)
In a medium-sized pan (or pot if not using Vitamix), saute leeks with a bit of water, oil, and/or vinegar (basically, you’re just adding some liquid so they don’t dry out and burn) over medium heat just until tender (~7-8 mins). Add garlic and saute ~2 mins more until golden and fragrant.
If using a Vitamix: Place all ingredients in Vitamix and blend on high until hot (6-7 mins).
If using stove top: Mash sweet potato (doesn’t have to be perfect – a rough mash with a fork works). Combine all ingredients in the pot and stir to combine. Let the mixture come to a boil for 10-15 minutes to allow flavors to combine. Remove from heat. Pour into a blender or use an immersion blender to mix until smooth.
Optional: Garnish with cilantro and freshly ground pepper.
Makes 1 large or 2 small servings.
One more day until ARGENTINA!!! P.S. That giant bag of spinach is almost gone.
Do you eat soup in the summer?
What is your favorite airplane snack? I need some trip-packing inspiration!