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Sweet Potato Almond Chipotle Soup

California Almonds

This soup is a perfect balance of sweet from the sweet potato, earthy from the almonds, and heat from the smoky chipotle — and it's good for you, too. It makes a great weekend lunch or light dinner. Serve it with crusty bread and a simple salad or in little sake or espresso cups for a cocktail party.
 

Ingredients

  • 4-5 large sweet potatoes, about 3 pounds
  • 3 Tablespoons canola oil, or butter
  • 2 medium onions, diced
  • 1/2 Cup white wine
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, finely minced, adobo sauce reserved
  • 6 Tablespoons ground almonds
  • 6-8 Cups vegetable or chicken stock, or water
  • 1/4 Cup maple syrup or honey, to taste
  • Slivered almonds, roasted for garnish

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil. Place the sweet potatoes on baking sheet. Bake until soft when pierced with a knife (more than 1 hour). Let cool. Peel and discard skin and rough chop.

Heat the oil or butter over medium heat in large, heavy soup pot. Cook the onions 7 minutes stirring often or until translucent. Add the white wine. When the liquid has evaporated, add the chipotle and cook for 2-3 minutes.  

Add the ground almonds and stir. Add the sweet potatoes and stir. Add enough cold stock (or water if using) to cover.

Turn the heat up to medium-high. Once boiling, reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for 15 minutes or until soft. Remove the soup from the heat. Using a hand blender, purée soup until smooth. Stir in the maple syrup to taste and season with salt and pepper. Garnish with roasted slivered almonds.

Nutritional Facts
Servings8
Calories Per Serving653
Total Fat9g13%
Sugar31gN/A
Saturated0.8g3.8%
Protein13g26%
Carbs133g44%
Vitamin A4164µg100%
Vitamin B61mg64%
Vitamin C30mg50%
Vitamin E4mg19%
Vitamin K15µg18%
Calcium217mg22%
Fiber21g84%
Folate (food)92µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)92µg23%
Iron4mg25%
Magnesium178mg44%
Monounsaturated5gN/A
Niacin (B3)4mg22%
Phosphorus342mg49%
Polyunsaturated2gN/A
Potassium2148mg61%
Riboflavin (B2)0.6mg35.3%
Sodium450mg19%
Sugars, added6gN/A
Thiamin (B1)0.6mg37.3%
Zinc2mg16%