Google+ Organic Gardens Network™: Kale and Sweet Potato Soup

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Kale and Sweet Potato Soup

Healthy. Warm. Comforting. Big, gnarly kale leaves are shredded and cooked down with delicious sweet potatoes (yams), swimming in a slightly spicy coconut broth. With the flavors of turmeric, ginger and coconut… this soup is super comforting and delicious served with a big bed of brown rice.


2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, chopped fine
2 teaspoons fresh ginger, chopped fine
3/4 teaspoon turmeric
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
3/4 pound kale, tough stems removed and roughly chopped
1 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes (yams), peeled and diced into 3/4-inch cubes
1 1/2 quart chicken or vegetable broth
1 teaspoon salt
Fresh ground pepper, to taste
1 cup canned unsweetened coconut milk
2 cups cooked brown rice


In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onions and cook down until tender and translucent, about five minutes. Add the garlic, ginger, turmeric and crushed red pepper flakes. Cook, stirring, for about 1 minute.

Add the sweet potato chunks and stir.
Add the chicken or vegetable broth and bring to a simmer.
Add the kale once the broth is simmering and submerge all of the leaves, helping them to cook down.

Cook for about 20 minutes, or until the sweet potatoes have become tender.

Lastly, stir in coconut milk, heat through and serve with a bed of brown rice.

Recipe and photo brought to you by Joy the Baker.

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