Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Sweet Potato-Peanut Soup (vegan, gluten-free)

This sounds like it might have African and/or Southern US influences. Whatever-- it's delish!

Place all ingredients in Vita-Mix container in order of listed ingredients. Secure 2-part lid. Select VARIABLE, speed #1. Turn on machine and quickly increase speed to #10; then to HIGH. Run for 6 to 7 minutes. Reduce speed to VARIABLE, speed #4. *

1 cup (240 mL) vegetable stock
1 cup canned chopped tomatoes, drained
1/2 cup onions, sauteed
3 cloves garlic, roasted
8 ounces silken tofu
1 cup natural peanut butter
15-ounce can sweet potatoes (or 2 cups baked or boiled sweet potatoes)

Add the following. Run for additional 10 seconds. Serve immediately.
1 cup red bell pepper, diced
1/4 cup scallions, chopped
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon paprika with salt and pepper, to taste

Garnish with roasted peanuts or cooked brown rice.
 This is adapted from a recipe on the Vitamix site.
*NO Vitamix?  Cook soup on stove and blend up in regular blender.
**Other peanut soup recipes on this site include: Thai Coco-Veggie Soup and Whirled Peanut Butter Ginger Soup

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