Vegan Recipe: Black Bean Soup with Sweet Potatoes ~ and a GIVEAWAY!

serves 4-5 ~ about $2.50 per serving

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I was having a friend over for a weekend dinner and suggested we have Black Bean and Sweet Potato soup. So, I was quite happy when Dreena Burton asked me to do a blog post about one of the recipes from her new vegan ebook and it turned out to be … her Black Bean Soup with Sweet Potatoes! You could say it was quite a coincidence.

The soup turned out really well. The recipe is well done, the flavors are balanced, and it’s seasoned just about right. I topped mine with a dollop of raw almond cheese and a squeeze of lime, but a little bit of avocado would go well, too.

This soup has an irresistible quality, the flavors are deep and
earthy with some sweetness from the potatoes. Don’t let the number of
ingredients intimidate you – they build layers of flavor, but this soup is not
at all difficult to make!

ingredients
  • 1-2 tbsp water
  • 1 1/2 – 1 3/4 cups chopped onions (one large onion)
  • 1 1/2 cups combination of chopped red peppers and green peppers
  • 1 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste (generous is good)
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp dried oregano leaves
  • 1/4 tsp allspice (rounded)
  • 1/4 tsp (or less/more, to taste) red pepper flakes
  • 4 medium-large cloves garlic, minced or grated
  • 4 1/2 – 5 cups black beans (reserve 1 cup; this is three 14 or 15
    oz cans)
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 – 1 tsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 1/2 cups cubed (in small chunks, about 1/2”) yellow sweet
    potato (or can substitute      white
    potato)
  • Chopped cilantro for serving
  • Extra lime wedges for serving
  • Chopped avocado tossed with lemon juice and dash of salt, for
    serving
In a large pot over medium-high heat, add water, onions, red and
green peppers, salt and pepper, cumin seeds, oregano, allspice, and red pepper
flakes. Let cook for 5-7 minutes until onions and peppers start to soften. Add
garlic. Cover, reduce heat to medium, and let cook another few minutes to
soften garlic – if sticking/burning, add another splash of water. 
After a few
minutes of cooking, add 3 1/2 cups beans (reserving one cup of beans), water,
tomato paste, vinegar, lime juice, and maple syrup (start with 1/2 teaspoon). Using
an immersion blender, puree soup until fairly smooth. 
Increase heat to bring to
boil, add bay leaf and diced sweet potatoes, then once at boil reduce and let
simmer for 20-30 minutes. Add remaining cup of black beans and extra maple
syrup if desired (taste test). 
Stir through, let simmer for another few
minutes, then serve, topping with cilantro if desired and with lime wedges.
Also delicious to top soup with some chopped seasoned avocado or a simple
guacamole.  Serves 4-5 as main course.

 

Dreena is the author of several popular vegan cookbooks, including The Everyday Vegan, eat drink and be vegan, Viva le Vegan!, and Let Them Eat Vegan!
 
She’s also giving away a copy of her new ebook, Plant Powered 15, which is where this recipe appears.

The
Plant-Powered 15 is a collection of fifteen whole foods vegan recipes,
all oil-free and flavor-full.  Recipes include: “Mac-nificent”, “Sticky
Almond Blondies”, “Umami Sun-dried Tomato and Almond Burgers”, “Creamy
House Dressing”, “Wonder Spread”, “Black Bean Soup with Sweet Potatoes”,
“Almond Zen Granola”… and more!

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Deadline to enter is 10:00 pm, Wednesday April 24

Winner will be announced on April 25!

Lisa Viger Gotte

Hello! I'm Lisa, an artist, photographer, author, gardener, navel-gazer, and lover of the planet and all its inhabitants. I draw and paint, cook, write, take lots of pics, eat lots of chocolate, and practice gratitude daily.

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droidlime
4 years ago

awesome

Anonymous
Anonymous
8 years ago

What does this recipe have to do with raw. Canned beans are cooked!

Christy B
Christy B
8 years ago

That soup looks fantastic! I hope to make that recipe very soon. Healthy and delicious.
Thank you 🙂

SweetlySi
8 years ago

I love finding new recipes and healthier alternative to my favorite meals! Winning this ebook would get me one step further on my wellness journey!

Billie Jean
8 years ago

And following you on Pinterest!

Billie Jean
8 years ago

"Liked" you on Facebook!

Billie Jean
8 years ago

Follow you on twitter! @billiejeanie327

Billie Jean
8 years ago

That's looks so delicious! I absolutely love back beans and sweet potatoes, can never get enough of them!

Sharrie Best
8 years ago

I liked you on Facebook.

Sharrie Best
8 years ago

Definitely going to try this soup!

Faith Thomas
8 years ago

I tweeted about the giveaway (@faiththomas)

Faith Thomas
8 years ago

I follow you on Pinterest.

Faith Thomas
8 years ago

I follow you on Twitter (@faiththomas)

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CH
8 years ago

Thanks for the giveaway.
This web site is so inspiring.

Ana
Ana
8 years ago

Awesome giveaway, Dreena's books are great!!
And what a great recipe, will try it next week 🙂
Fingers crossed here!
Ana

Elaine St-Onge
8 years ago

Nice giveaway!! Also a good way to advertise a great website! I'll be stopping by thanks 😉

Tam
Tam
8 years ago

love Dreena's recipes. that soup sounds delicious.

MarkTwain
8 years ago

Love Dreena's Stuff!

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CH
8 years ago

…and shared the link to the giveaway 😉

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CH
8 years ago

Liked you on Facebook…

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CH
8 years ago

And followed you on Twitter.

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CH
8 years ago

Followed you on Pinterest.

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CH
8 years ago

I just read about the eBook – it sounds great!

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Susanne Drazic
8 years ago

I just Tweeted your post/giveaway on Twitter.

Susanne
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Susanne Drazic
8 years ago

I like the Raw on $10 Facebook page. I'm Susanne Drazic on Facebook.

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Susanne Drazic
8 years ago

I'm following you on Twitter. I'm @susannedrazic.

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Susanne Drazic
8 years ago

Hi, Lisa! I follow your blog through GFC.

Susanne
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Lori R.
8 years ago

Miss Lisa,

I am truly excited to have found your site and your recipes, as your posting states, coincidence, divine guidance, or synchronicity! I greatly look forward to making each of these recipes.

Much Gratitude,
In Light Eternal and Love Unconditional
Lori Rivera
Illuminous World
http://www.IlluminousWorldCorp.com

drevas
8 years ago

Following on Pinterest

drevas
8 years ago

Following on fb

drevas
8 years ago

Can't wait to try this soup!

Beth Mickens
8 years ago

Follow you on Pinterest!

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