This Sweet Potato and Black Bean Soup is a hearty meal that is good for you! It has a bit of spice to kick it up a notch!
As January is starting to come to a close, there are still two things I've been pursuing this month. One is trying to stay warm (hmmm, no brainer as I live in Minnesota!) and the other is continuing to eat on the healthier side. I've been doing pretty good and hope to continue into the next month and beyond. It's a habit I want to keep in 2016! So today I'm sharing a new healthy Sweet Potato & Black Bean soup as part of the Eat Healthy 16 series where several bloggers have been posting healthier recipes all month - Jamie from Love Bakes Good Cakes (where you will find this recipe), Brianne from Cupcakes and Kale Chips, and Jenny from The Melrose Family. Eating lighter doesn't mean you need to skip on flavor and this soup has it all! We are also giving away an awesome gift of a Blendtec 725 (Valued over $750)
I decided to try this recipe on a night when the DIY Guy was gone (since it was meatless) and invite over a couple fun gal pals who are always game to try something new in my kitchen (just as long as it isn't fish - Oh, I totally agree on that one!). We were chit chatting as I was making the soup catching up with each other and our families which was great. Soon the soup was done and I served up three bowls and we sat done to eat. Here is where it gets a bit interesting. The soup flavor is really fantastic - the spice on the other hand was a bit 5 alarm. I followed the recipe exactly and I guess it is just a spicy soup! Note that I did cut all the spices in half. By all means if you love it hot hot hot, then just double the spices. I'm pretty sure the culprit was the cayenne pepper!
If you did want to please that meat eater at your place, add in some cooked chicken for protein. I think next time I'll have some ready on the side for John 🙂
Sweet Potato and Black Bean Soup
You will love this hearty soup recipe that is kicked up with a bit of spice!
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut 1" cubes
- 1 medium red pepper, seeded and cut ½" cubes
- ½ cup onion, chopped
- 1 jalapeno chopped
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1 ½ tablespoons chili powder
- ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- ½ teaspoon cumin
- 3 cups vegetable stock
- 15 oz. black beans, drained and rinsed
- 14.5 oz. diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1 cup frozen corn
- ¼ cup fresh cilantro, snipped
- ¼ cup lime juice
- salt to taste
- In a large pot heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add sweet potatoes, red pepper, onion, jalapeno and garlic
- Cook about 8 minutes until onions are tender; stir occasionally
- Stir in chili powder, cumin, and cayenne pepper then reduce heat to medium
- Add stock, beans, tomatoes, corn and bring to boil; stir occasionally and let simmer for 15 minutes
- Remove from heat
- Stir in cilantro and lime juice
- Season with salt if desired
- Can be topped with shredded cheese, sour cream or more cilantro
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 181Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 438mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 8gSugar: 7gProtein: 7g
Nutritional information provided is computer-generated and only an estimate. You may want to do your own research with the ingredients listed if you have concerns about health or specific diets.
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Jessy F says
Healthy and delicious- this looks awesome! Pinning!
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Thanks Jessy! It's loaded with great flavors and good for you!
Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez says
Yum, this looks amazing - I just love all of the colors and hearty chunks in that bowl! Now, to enter that giveaway, I totally need a new blender.
Kacey Joanette says
Ahhh! I swear you make everything I love! Just saw your red velvet milkshake recipe today, too, and cannot wait to try it!
Pinning this for later! Looks perfect.
Lauren Hall says
I need a big bowl of this right now.
Back for Seconds says
This sounds so hearty and delicious! Wonderful recipe!
This looks wonderful - I love the combination of sweet potatoes and black beans, but haven't tried them together in a soup. All the color makes for a lovely presentation, too!
Megan Keno says
I've never had sweet potato black bean soup, but it sounds so amazing! You've inspired me, I'm adding this to my must try list!
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Brooklyn Davison says
This looks so great for cold winter nights!!
Great data for Seattle Water Main Repair Company says
What a yummy, hearty soup. Love every single ingredient.