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

Why hello there friends!

You know those periods of time when you can’t quite get into a rhythm? This new quarter put me into a rut with my schedule, and I finally feel like I’m able to catch my breath. That’s when I’m thankful for dishes like this Purple Sweet Potato Soup that makes it easy!

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.

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
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

Potato and cabbage. One of those very traditional duos. 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, then 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.

And that color! I’m continually amazed by God’s beautiful creations and creativity. Abundance here for our enjoyment and nourishment.

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
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
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
 
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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!
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Serves: 2
WHAT YOU'LL NEED
For the soup
  • 1 medium purple sweet potato, diced
  • ¼ head purple cabbage, roughly chopped
  • ¼ - ½ head cauliflower, broken into pieces
  • ¼ small lemon, juiced
  • 1-2 tablespoons hemp seed, optional
  • Pinch of salt
  • Water as needed
For the salsa
  • ½ avocado, or more if desired
  • 3-4 tomatillos, roughly chopped
  • ½ -1 teaspoon cumin
  • Additional toppings - fermented sauerkraut, hemp seeds, etc.
HOW TO MAKE
For the soup
  1. Steam 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 for about 1 minute, 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.
  3. Serve the soup with the salsa, sauerkraut, additional hemp seeds, and any other desired toppings or sides. Enjoy!
*For those that are new here, I personally don’t use measurements when cooking, but do provide rough estimates to guide your own cooking. My hope is that you learn to not be confined to a recipe and put your own spin on my recipes.  Please contact me if you have specific questions on cooking without .

Did you make it??? Head on over to my Instagram @noelle.parton and tag me if you try this out, or contact me below or here if you have questions or comments! Would love to hear from you!

God bless,

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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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