Sweet Potato Almond Chipotle Soup

Sweet Potato Almond Chipotle Soup
Staff Writer
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
845
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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
43g
61%
Sugar
51g
57%
Saturated Fat
23g
96%
Cholesterol
12mg
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
104g
80%
Protein
9g
20%
Vitamin A, RAE
3µg
0%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
10µg
11%
Calcium, Ca
32mg
3%
Choline, total
11mg
3%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Fluoride, F
25µg
1%
Folate, total
108µg
27%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
24mg
8%
Niacin
4mg
29%
Phosphorus, P
138mg
20%
Selenium, Se
15µg
27%
Sodium, Na
534mg
36%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
26g
1%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

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.