My colleague Annie was curious about the recipe for the soup I made the other week…here she goes:
Sweet Potato and Coconut Quinoa Soup
2 Large Sweet Potatoes
2 Tbsp water
1/2 cup onion
1/2 cup Quinoa
3 cups Vegetable stock
1 cup coconut milk
1/4 tsp Cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp Chili powder
1/4 cup plain yogurt (optional)
Wash and peel potatoes. Cut into 2-3″ pieces. Boil until just soft but not mushy (roughly 6 mins I found)
Place water and onion in large saucepan over medium heat and cook until the onions soften. Stir in quinoa and vegetable stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and cook for 15 mins until quinoa is cooked.
Add sweet potato to the saucepan. Puree the mixture with a hand blender. Return to low heat and stir in coconut milk. Add cayenne and chili powder. (yogurt can be added on top when serving)
This was delicious and I am a crazy big fan of Quinoa!!! I would have added a bit more spice next time and I think if you want to reduce calories you could probably add less coconut milk. However it was super delicious and lasted me for quite a few lunches.