Sweet Potato and Bean Soup with Yogurt

Sweet Potato and Bean Soup with Yogurt
  • Type
    Soups and Stews
  • Difficulty
    Easy
  • Flavor
    Savory
  • Course
    First
  • Estimated Time
    31 Minutes
  • Served
    Hot
  • Yield
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • Beans
    Beans
  • Sweet Potato
    Sweet Potato
  • Sage
    Sage
  • Parsley
    Parsley
  • Onion
    Onion
  • Cumin
    Cumin
  • Black Pepper
    Black Pepper
  • Olive Oil
    Olive Oil
  • Salt
    Salt
  • Water
    Water
  • Greek yogurt
    Greek yogurt
  • Tomato
    Tomato
  • 1 Beans (15 oz. can; cannellini or other white variety; drained)
  • 1 Sweet Potato (medium; peeled and cubed)
  • 2 tablespoons of Sage (fresh; chopped)
  • Parsley (fresh; for garnish)
  • 1 Onion (small; chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon of Cumin (ground and a pinch of whole seeds for garnish)
  • Black Pepper (to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon of Olive Oil
  • Salt (to taste)
  • 3 cups of Water (or veggie stock)
  • 4 tablespoons of Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons of Tomato (paste)

Directions

This soup will not only fill you up, but will also give you plenty of macro- and micronutrients. Sweet potato boats anti-inflammatory beta-carotene, and, along with protein-rich beans, it provides a good dose of dietary fiber, necessary for maintaining healthy digestion and normal blood sugar levels, among other health benefits. Sage, on the other hand, is a long recognized medicinal herb, known to soothe indigestion and improve cognitive functions.

  1. In a pot, sauté onions until translucent on medium heat.(2 minutes)
  2. Add sweet potatoes and cook them for three minutes, stirring occasionally.(3 minutes)
  3. Add the spices and the tomato paste. Mix to coat.(1 minute)
  4. Pour in the water or veggie broth, cover the pot, and bring to a boil. Then lower the heat to medium-low and simmer until potatoes soften.(20 minutes)
  5. Mix in the beans and let them cook warm up in the liquid for a few minutes.(5 minutes)
  6. Pour into soup bowls and garnish with parsley, whole cumin seeds, and a dollop of Greek yogurt. Enjoy!