Going paleo doesn’t necessarily mean you’re going on an all-meat diet. Vegetables are a huge part of this diet and contribute largely to adopting healthy eating habits.
In our series of Paleo recipes with attitude
, flavor and good looks, we’ve given you a delicious spicy beef stir-fry
, savory breakfast muffins
, sesame-spiced tuna
, and double dark chocolate muffins
. Today we bring you a soothing and satisfying sweet potato soup. Sweet potatoes are a big favorite when eating Paleo because they can be cooked in so many different ways, and are a fab substitute for white potatoes.
This beautiful and easy-to-make soup
also uses bell peppers, as well as lemon and thyme. The sweetness of the peppers and sweet potatoes are nicely balanced with the herby-ness of the fresh thyme and warmed up by the toasted cumin seeds. Adding a splash of lemon juice at the end just brightens up all the flavors and brings them together harmoniously. Garnishing it with a bit of coconut milk lends a touch of comfort to an already appetite-appeasing dish.
SWEET POTATO SOUP WITH BELL PEPPERS, LEMON & THYME RECIPE
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 onion, diced
- 4 bell peppers, diced (about 4 cups)
- 4 cups chicken or vegetable stock
- 2 cups leftover mashed or baked sweet potato OR 1 can organic sweet potato puree
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- Juice of half a lemon
- 2 tbsp thyme leaves
- Sea salt and black pepper to taste
- Add the coconut oil to a large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium-low heat. Sauté the onion and peppers until slightly softened.
- Either puree the leftover sweet potato with 2 cups of stock and add to the pan with the remaining 2 cups of stock OR add the sweet potato puree and the stock to the pan.
- Add the cumin and turn up the heat so that the soup comes to a simmer.
- Simmer until the peppers are tender, about 20 minutes.
- Add the lemon juice, fresh thyme and season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Serve as is, or blend until smooth.