This nourishing and easy to make soup is perfect for cooler weather.
- 2 lbs cubed sweet potatoes (they come prepared in a bag at Trader Joe’s!)
- 1 heaping TBSP Ghee (or 1 TBS coconut oil for Vegan)
- 1 container Mirepoix (from Trader Joe’s) or 1/2 cup each of diced onions, carrots and celery
- 1/4 cup raw and unsalted Macadamia nuts
- 8 cups broth (vegetable, chicken, bone broth- whatever sounds good to you)
- Juice of one lime
- 1 bunch (2 oz) fresh cilantro
- Approximately 1-2 more Tablespoons Olive oil (or coconut oil) to coat cubed sweet potatoes
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 TBSP curry powder
- 1/2 TBSP Turmeric
- 2.5 TBSP fresh ginger (I recommend frozen cubes, often sold at Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s)
- salt to taste
Set oven at 350 deg F. Toss cubed sweet potatoes (skin on is OK) with the approximate 1-2 TBSP olive oil, until coated. Place on parchment paper covered baking sheet, and bake until soft. This will take anywhere from 20 min to 1 hour, depending on size of sweet potato chunks. Avoid burning them.
Heat Ghee* (or olive oil for a Vegan version) in large saucepan, add onions, ginger and all the powdered spices. Once onions are cooked, add broth, sweet potatoes, carrots, celery and bring to a boil. Once boiling, lower and simmer for about 15 minutes.
After the simmering, turn off stove and add macadamia nuts, cilantro, lime and salt. Let sit for at least 10 min so the macadamia nuts can soften in the warm soup. If you have an immersion blender, now is the time to plunge it into the saucepan and blend up the soup. If not, scoop some into a blender and blend away until a consistency to your liking.
Notes: I was a little loosey-goosey with my spice measurements, feel free to adjust according to your taste. This would be delicious with a grilled cheese sandwich! Also if you don’t like cilantro, this will be just as yummy without.
The inspiration for this recipe is from The Blender Girl!
*Fun Fact! Turmeric is fat soluble, meaning we get it’s health benefits (powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant)best after it’s been combined with a fat, like Ghee or coconut oil!