Sweet Potato Almond Chipotle Soup

Staff Writer
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.
 

8
Servings
653
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

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.

Sweet Potato Shopping Tip

Only buy potatoes that are firm, intact, and without any sprouts or green parts.

Sweet Potato Cooking Tip

Potatoes oxidize quickly; have a bowl full of cold water to put your potatoes after cutting them in order stop them from oxidizing.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
9g
13%
Sugar
31g
N/A
Saturated Fat
0.8g
3.8%
Protein
13g
26%
Carbs
133g
44%
Vitamin A
4164µg
100%
Vitamin B6
1mg
64%
Vitamin C
30mg
50%
Vitamin E
4mg
19%
Vitamin K
15µg
18%
Calcium
217mg
22%
Fiber
21g
84%
Folate (food)
92µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
92µg
23%
Iron
4mg
25%
Magnesium
178mg
44%
Monounsaturated
5g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
4mg
22%
Phosphorus
342mg
49%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
2148mg
61%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.6mg
35.3%
Sodium
450mg
19%
Sugars, added
6g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.6mg
37.3%
Zinc
2mg
16%