bowl of tomato and sweet potato soup with chives

Get a vitamin boost with this vibrant tomato & sweet potato soup.

Spicy tomato & sweet potato soup 

Adding lots of veggies, heat and broth to a sweet potato soup helps mask the natural sweetness of these colorful tubers.  This is a perfect solution for those who like me, don’t really enjoy the taste of sweet potatoes, but still want to reap the health benefits. Extremely high in vitamin A, B and C, which help protect against free radicals (what causes skin damage), and also high in fiber and iron, they are considered as one of the healthiest vegetables to eat. So avoiding them would be a shame since they are so good for us!

It’s only been a few months since I’ve been working with sweet potatoes and trying to tone down their sweetness in the dishes I create. It has been a bit of a challenge but I did come up with some recipes that are excellent and truly yummy!

These are my favorite recipes:

sweet potato and scallion salad with ginger

sweet potato salad

bowl of kale and potato soup

kale & sweet potato soup

sweet potato mash

sweet potato mash

 

 

 

 

 

This new addition is pretty terrific too! Spicy tomato and sweet potato soup – almost like spaghetti sauce! In fact, I might give that a go and try it with pasta next time!

celery potatoes

Celery is an excellent source of fiber and easy to add to any soups.

What’s wonderful about this soup is that there’s barely any oil in it (only 2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil) and yet has a very creamy texture, thanks to the sweet potatoes. It also consists entirely of vegetables (except for the chicken broth, which you can easily substitute for veggie) and the cooking can be mostly left unattended.

canned tomatoes

Tomatoes become more concentrated in lycopene the longer they cook.

Because this spicy tomato and sweet potato soup has a lot vegetables in it, there’s some serious chopping involved. That’s when I turn on Netflix and play it in the background (usually a sitcom since I enjoy the sound of laughter) while I leisurely chop away. Cooking really is therapeutic when you know your way around a kitchen, and becomes fun! My kitchen is a lab where I create potions and elixirs to care for my body and health, but to also satisfy my taste buds desires! Plus I love watching my husband devour with gusto the food I cook, there’s nothing that makes me happier!

soup cooking

Add enough broth to cover all the vegetables.

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Spicy Tomato and Sweet Potato Soup

bowl of tomato soup with chives

A colorful and healthy spicy tomato and sweet potato soup packed with nutrients to make your skin glow.

  • Author: Caroline Phelps
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Soup
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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 jalapeno (finely sliced)
  • 1 small onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (finely chopped)
  • 3 stalks celery (roughly chopped)
  • 3 medium carrots (roughly chopped)
  • 28 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 2 medium potatoes (peeled and chopped bite size)
  • 8 cups chicken or vegetable broth

Instructions

  1. In a large pot over high heat, add olive oil, jalapeno, garlic, onions and celery. Cook for 5 minutes or until vegetables are soft but still yielding a crunch. Add carrots, sweet potatoes and diced tomatoes. Cook for 2 minutes and add chicken broth (substitute vegetable broth for vegans).
  2. Add enough broth to cover the vegetables, make adjustments if you need to. Bring to boil, cover and simmer for 40 minutes.
  3. Turn the heat off and blend the soup in batches in a blender or use a hand mixer (immersion blender). Season with salt and pepper and serve.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 101
  • Saturated Fat: 1
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