Purple Sweet Potato Soup

by | Apr 21, 2017

Purple Sweet Potato Soup | Purple sweet potato and sweet cabbage blend together for a beautifully creamy soup! 5 ingredients, vegan and so simple. Served with a quick tomatillo and avocado salsa! | simplytothrive.com

Nothing complicated. I love when only a few ingredients are needed to create a humble bowl of soup that simply glows in it’s vibrant color. like this Purple Sweet Potato Soup. I’m continually amazed by God’s beautiful creations and creativity – abundance here for our enjoyment and nourishment.

Potato and cabbage. One of those very traditional duos, but this time with a twist. Steamed purple sweet potato and red cabbage blend seamlessly into a soup that is so creamy and rich it will fool you into thinking there is heavy cream added. But by lightly steaming to soften (yet preserve their nutrients) and blending them along with the help of my beloved versatile cauliflower, they transform into this silky smooth soup.

A quick avocado and tomatillo salsa, pulsed with a pinch of cumin, contrasts with the smooth and mild soup by texture and flavor. Bits of tomatillo burst in your mouth, releasing their tart juice and carrying with it a slight smokiness.

Purple Sweet Potato Soup | Purple sweet potato and sweet cabbage blend together for a beautifully creamy soup! 5 ingredients, vegan and so simple. Served with a quick tomatillo and avocado salsa! | simplytothrive.com
How to make without measurements:
  1. Play with the ratio of sweet potato, cabbage, and cauliflower depending on your preference. The potato and cauliflower will provide the creaminess.
  2. After steaming, add to your blender and blend while pouring in water until you reach your desired thickness.
  3. If you’re feeling adventurous, get creative with your seasonings! Add in small amount and taste as you go!

 

Purple Sweet Potato Soup with Avocado Tomatillo Salsa
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
A creamy and slightly sweet soup in a brilliant purple hue. Served with a tangy and slightly smoky avocado and tomatillo salsa. Perfect for those cooler spring days with a big side salad!
Servings: 2
Author: Noelle Parton
Ingredients
For the soup
  • 1 - 2 medium purple sweet potato, diced
  • 1/4 - 1/3 small head purple cabbage, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 - 1/2 head cauliflower, broken into pieces
  • 1/4 - 1/2 small lemon, juiced
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons hemp seed or raw cashews, optional
  • Pinch Celtic sea salt
  • Water as needed
For the salsa
  • 1/2 - 1 avocado
  • 3-4 tomatillos, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 - 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Additional toppings: fermented sauerkraut, hemp seeds, etc.
Instructions
For the soup
  1. Steam as much of the first three ingredients until just fork tender.

  2. Add the steamed vegetables into a high-speed blender with the remaining soup ingredients. Begin blending, streaming in water to help blend. Add water until you reach desired thickness and blend on high until very smooth.

  3. Taste. Add additional salt or lemon if needed.
For the salsa
  1. Add the three ingredients to a food processor and pulse until desired consistency. Briefly pulse for a chunky salsa or process longer for a smoother consistency. Use the cumin to your preference of smokiness. If unsure, start with a small amount and add as you like.
  2. Taste. Add additional cumin for a smokier flavor. Serve the soup with the salsa, sauerkraut, additional hemp seeds, and any other desired toppings or sides.

*For those that don't know, my recipes are made as whole and nutrient-dense as possible, but still incredibly satisfying. I share my recipes without measurements and hope they equip you to not feel confined to a recipe, but rather confident in your kitchen to be able to create something unique, nourishing, and delicious all on your own. So take this recipe as inspiration and enjoy! Head on over to my IG @noelle.parton and tag me if you try this out, or contact me if you have questions or comments.

 

May you walk into the abundance God has for you,

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Purple Sweet Potato Soup | Purple sweet potato and sweet cabbage blend together for a beautifully creamy soup! 5 ingredients, vegan and so simple. Served with a quick tomatillo and avocado salsa! | simplytothrive.com

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