10/12/12

roasted sweet potato quinoa soup

oh dang it's soup weather.


And I love soup. Always always have. Easy to cook and relatively affordable.

 Expect a lot of soup recipes 'round here in the next few months.

This one is husband-approved and healthy. Double-win.

Roasted Sweet Potato Soup with Quinoa (altered from recipe found here)
ingredients:
2 medium sweet potatoes
1/2 white onion, diced
2 carrots, sliced
2 teaspoons cumin
2 stalks of celery, sliced
1 large garlic clove, diced
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 cup cooked quinoa
3 cups chicken or veggie broth
1/4 cup water
optional: 2 teaspoons tapatio sauce
optional: 4 strips of bacon, crumbled

1. Peel and dice your sweet potatoes and place them and the carrots on a cooking sheet. Drizzle with 1 table spoon of olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. Roast for 20 minutes at 350 degrees. Set aside.
2. Heat remaining olive oil in large pot on medium high. Add sliced onion and cook until translucent.
3. Add diced garlic, cumin and celery. Stir while cooking for 1 minute.
4. Add roasted carrots and potatoes. Cook for 4 minutes.
5. Add broth and water. Bring to a boil and boil for 1 minute. Reduce heat and cook on medium low until carrots and potatoes are tender.
6. Using an immersion blender or in batches using a blender, puree the soup. The husband doesn't like perfectly smooth soups, so I usually leave a few chunks. Feel free to do the same.
7. Stir in quinoa and tapatio sauce.
8. Top with crumbled bacon.

Serve with parmesan cheese toast. Delish.


xo, erika



7 comments

  1. probably the crumbled bacon that got the approval by you other half

    looks good. sent it to my sweet potato loving 16 yr old niece, who also likes to cook

    ReplyDelete
  2. Looks so delicious! What a perfect soup for the cold weather that's approaching.

    Glad to be your newest GFC follower (and fellow Washingtonian). :) Found you on the Coast to Coast map.

    Claudia
    www.LashesAndBeard.com

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hey thanks for linking up! This one's still on my list of soups I really want to make :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. this looks delicious!! thank you for linking up at the Together in the Kitchen link -- we hope you come back in a few weeks!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh wow. This looks SO good! I'm pinning it and going to give it a try.

    Anneke at www.thisthatandlife.com

    ReplyDelete

oh that's so nice of you to say hi :)
i read every comment and would love to respond to you as well! if you have a question for me-- make sure your email is linked to your blogger account so I can get back to you or leave your email so I can get in touch! (see how to do so here!)

Theme created by Andrea Mehner Designs