Inspired by: Tara's Veggie Detox Soup
What ingredients you'll want to wrastle up:
- 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into small chunks
- 3 large carrots, sliced
- 2 cups broccoli florets
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 inches fresh ginger, peeled
- 1/2-1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil, for sauteing onions
- 1/2 onion
- huge handful kale
- huge handful spinach
- Crushed red pepper
- Salt & Pepper
- I also used a little garam masala, but not necessary. I was just feeling it. ;)
- 4 cups low sodium vegetable broth
- 1 1/2 cups light coconut milk (the kind in a can)
Fill a large pot approx. 1/2 way full of water & place on the stove to boil.
In a medium-large sauce pan, drizzle with olive oil. Add in chopped onion & saute on medium heat until onions begin to turn translucent.
While onions are cooking, add chopped sweet potatoes to the boiling water & cook them until tender.
Add garlic to the pan with the onion & saute for a few more minutes. Turn to low until potatoes are tender.
Drain the sweet potatoes & add back into the large stock pot. Add veggie stock, spices, onion mixture, whole ginger, as well as all the other vegetables of your choosing. Cover with a lid and simmer for approximately 15 minutes. Making sure to stir a few times throughout.
When your 15 minutes are up, stir in the coconut milk. Continue to simmer with the lid back on for 5-10 more minutes.
You could eat the soup nice & chunky as it is, but to bring out the most flavor (& my recommendation..) would be to puree 2/3-3/4 of the soup in a blender.
Usually I am all about chunky/hearty soups, but this one is simple, wholesome & extremely satisfying. Feel free to add or exchange any of the vegetables! This recipe is highly versatile, so go crazy or whip it out on one of those days where you have a lot of veggies in the fridge that you are dying to use up.