Chipotle Sweet Potato and Black Bean Soup

smoky chipotle broth, sweet potatoes, black beans, fajita vegetables, cilantro

Serves: 2 Servings | Time to Table: 30 Minutes | Calories: 413 | Category: Vegetarian, Low-Calorie, Pescatarian, Vegan | Allergens: Contains Wheat (Adobo) | Excellent Source of: Calcium, Fiber, Protein, Vitamin C | Good Source of: Iron, Vitamin A


Equipment:

  • - Chef's Knife
  • - Liquid Measuring Cup
  • - Medium Saucepan

What You Need:

  • - Kosher Salt or Flake Sea Salt
  • - Olive Oil

What We Send:

  • - Black Beans
  • - Chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
  • - Cilantro
  • - Fajita Vegetables
  • - Lime Juice
  • - Minced Garlic
  • - Sweet Potato Chunks
  • - Vegetable Stock Concentrate

Wine Pairings by @grapefriend

The mild spice in this hearty soup pairs perfectly with a Spanish tempranillo. The acidity and fruit in the wine work with most Mexican dishes and perfectly complement the cilantro and adobo sauce.

Beer Pairings

Look for a lighter, brighter beer to pair with this warming soup. An easy-going Pacifico, Coronas or Tecate are appropriate and can enhance the herbal flavors without overwhelming the dish. Adding a lime never hurts!

TK Table Talk:

Healthy salsa? You bet! Cilantro is an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory herb with cholesterol-lowering benefits. Olé!

What To Do:

Chipotle Sweet Potato and Black Bean Soup - Step 1

1. Make Stock: Stir together 3 cups hot water and vegetable stock concentratein a liquid measuring cup.

Chipotle Sweet Potato and Black Bean Soup - Step 2

2. Prep Ingredients: Coarsely chop fajita vegetables, chop cilantro (set aside a few leaves for garnish) and mince chipotle pepper.

Chipotle Sweet Potato and Black Bean Soup - Step 3

3. Start Soup: Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add fajita vegetablesand garlic. Sauté 3 minutes or until vegetables begin to soften. Add sweet potatoes, beans, stock, chipotle pepperand ½ teaspoon salt.

4. Finish Soup: Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 10 minutes or until sweet potatoes are tender. Stir in ONLY 1 tablespoon lime juice and cilantro.

To Serve: Divide soup evenly between 2 serving bowls. Top with reserved cilantro leaves.

Chipotle Sweet Potato and Black Bean Soup - Step 4

Make Ahead: This is a great make-and-take soup that can be refrigerated for up to 3 days or frozen (in a freezer-safe container) for up to 3 months. If making ahead, wait to stir in the cilantro until just before serving.

Pro Tip:

For a thicker soup, mash some of the sweet potatoes with a fork or the back of a spoon.
Spice it Up!: The chipotle pepper already gives this soup a kick, but drizzle with chili oil to add even more heat.

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