Sweet Potato and Leek Soup

Sweet Potato and Leek Soup

If you are following a bland diet and miss flavorful foods, give this comforting soup a try. For extra flavor, add a few drops of pumpkin-flavored oil. Use jarred or canned sweet potatoes if you don’t want to go to the trouble of steaming a sweet potato.

Yield

Serves 6

Ingredients

2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons chopped garlic
1/3 cup thinly sliced onion
3 tablespoons chopped leeks, white and light green parts only
5 cups water
½ cup vegetable stock
1 medium sweet potato, steamed

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in large pot over medium heat. Add garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add onion and leeks, and sauté until translucent. Add water and stock, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, about 5 to 10 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and let cool. Puree onion mixture in blender until smooth. Return to pot.
  3. Add sweet potato to blender and pulse until smooth. Add potato puree to pot and stir to combine.
  4. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes.

Nutritional Information

Calories

80 calories

Carbohydrates

9g

Fat

4.5g

Fiber

1g

Protein

1g

Saturated Fat

1g

Sodium

65mg

Sugar

3g

Diets