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Smokey Sweet Potato Soup by Jackie Sobon

Smoky but not overly so. A little sweet but a little savory, and super satiating.

Course Lunch
Cuisine Vegan
Keyword soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
cool 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 427 kcal


  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 1/2 cups diced red onion
  • 1 1/4 cups diced orange bell pepper
  • 1 1/2 lbs sweet potatoes, unpeeled, diced unpeeled, diced
  • 2 large carrots, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 2/3 cup red quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 cup frozen spinach, broken into pieces
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup roasted pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 5 slices toasted crusty bread


  1. In a large pot, heat the sunflower oil over medium heat. Add the red onion and bell pepper and cook, stirring frequently, until the onion is softened, about 5 minutes. Adjust the heat to medium-low and add the sweet potatoes, carrots, garlic, nutritional yeast, smoked paprika, garlic powder, and cumin. Cook for 5 more minutes, adding one or two tablespoons water if necessary to prevent sticking.

  2. Stir in vegetable broth, water, and quinoa, cover, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Once boiling, adjust the heat to the soup is simmering, cover, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the quinoa is tender, about 20 minutes longer.

  3. Puree half of the soup mixture using n immersion blend or carefully transferring to a blender. Add the spinach, stirring to break up any clumps, and add salt to taste. Let the soup cool for 20 minutes then divide between 5 jars or storage containers. Top each serving with pumpkin seeds and cilantro and store in the refrigerator for up to 7 days. Serve with a slice of bread if desired.

Recipe Notes

This soup is great for storing in the fridge to eat during the week, and it also freezes well if you want to plan way ahead. If you choose to freeze it, divide it into 5 freezer-safe storage containers and freeze for up to 6 months. 

Reprinted with permission from Jackie Sobon and Fair Winds Press, an imprint of Quarto Publishing Group USA Inc. © 2020

Nutrition Facts
Smokey Sweet Potato Soup by Jackie Sobon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 427
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.