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Sweet Potato and Orange Pepper Soup

RecipesLaurie Capogna

With the colder weather settling in, its the perfect time for a hot bowl of soup. This recipe is an Eyefoods favourite and loaded with great eye nutrients! 

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil or canola oil
  • ½ large onion, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 4 sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 2 orange peppers, chopped
  • ¾ cup white wine
  • 1 orange peeled and chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh ginger or 2 tsp ginger powder
  • 4 cups low sodium vegetable or chicken stock
  • ½ cup whole-wheat croutons
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley

Directions1) Sautee onion, celery and carrot in 2 tbsp canola or olive oil on med-high heat for 3-5 minutes, or until the onion is translucent.

2) Add sweet potatoes, orange peppers, white wine, orange and ginger. Cook for 3-5 minutes, stirring.

3) Add stock. Bring to a boil and then simmer on med-low heat for 30-40 minutes or until potatoes are tender and cooked through.

4) Remove from heat. Puree in a blender, food processor or using a hand blender. Add more stock or water as necessary to achieve your desired thickness.

5) Return to low heat for 2-3 minutes to reheat.

6) Garnish with whole-wheat croutons and chopped parsley.

Tip: Chop raw baby spinach and place at the bottom of the bowl. Add hot soup. Let sit for a couple of minutes to soften spinach. Enjoy.