Sweet Potato and Tomato Soup

 

 

In reviving my sweet potato mojo, I know they are low GI (glycaemic index) so they are a good source of long lasting energy that will not spike your blood sugar levels as well as being a good carb for those following a low carb lifestyle. They are also high fibre that helps to keep you full and high in vitamin A, an important antioxidant for healthy skin, hair, nails and good vision.  Tomatoes and tomato paste contain lycopenes, shown to prevent some cancers. 

This soup is perfect to take to work for lunch and you may also use it as a delicious veggie – pasta sauce.

Ingredients

1-2 tblsp coconut or olive oil
1 medium sized sweet potato (peeled and chopped into medium sized pieces).
2 medium onions (peeled and cut into quarters)
2 whole spring onions (chopped, white ends and roots removed)
3 whole tomatoes roughly cut up (or 1 can of sugar and preservative free canned tomatoes)
1 tblsp tomato paste (sugar and gluten free)
3 cups home made stock (chicken, vegetable or beef)
1/2-1 tsp cumin seeds
2 teaspoons masala or home made curry paste
Freshly ground sea / Himalayan salt and black pepper to taste
Green chilli or birds eye chilli (Optional but this ingredient gives the soup a great “heat” flavour)

Here’s How

  • Using a large pot, add in your oil of choice and cumin seeds, and allow to sizzle for a few minutes.
  • Add chopped onions and sauté until translucent.
  • Thereafter add the rest of the ingredients to the pot.

  • Place lid  on, and bring to the boil.
  • When the soup reaches the boil, reduce to  medium heat and let simmer for 20 mins or until potato is cooked through.

  • Place mixture in a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Garnish with fresh herbs of your choice – mine was fresh chives.
  • This recipe could also be made without the oils.  Bring all the ingredients to the boil and once cooked, blend in a blender.

  • Simple to make, great tasting and nutritious!

 

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Prava Singh

A Mom, daughter, wife, sister, aunt and friend experiencing life through an evolutionary body with a revolutionary mind... A recent past former Type 2 insulin dependent and hypertensive walking time-bomb for 13.5 years, I have made positive lifestyle changes that has aided and abetted my health status for my overall betterment. Passionate about all things food, with a proud Indian heritage, I regularly blog my culinary attempts that have worked for me in my endeavours to break the shackles of food addictions and food slavery. Passionate about people too, my decision to share these endeavours is driven by informing others that a lifestyle change through food is indeed possible. I have indeed survived high school and survived life too in the most interesting and thought-provoking ways. Having lost over 50kgs of excess weight in just under a year, I have reclaimed my life and am thoroughly enjoying the journey.

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3 Responses

  1. Looks yummy! Thanks for sharing. We will have to get our stock on.

  2. Prava says:

    it is indeed yummy Cila. Let me know how you found it when you make it 😉

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