Fresh, nutrient dense ingredients make this soup a new favorite. As I mentioned in a previous post, I am a big fan of soups. They are a great way to pack a lot of nutrition into a meal, and this soup has just that...with some pleasingly bold flavors.
I based this soup from Love & Lemons recipe who used a combination of sweet potato, pear, and fresh sage. I was instantly intrigued by this combo and knew I needed to give it a try. I ended up subbing an apple for the pear because I love the combo of apple and sweet potato, and it ended up working beautifully paired with the smokiness from the paprika and garam masala. The addition of the coconut milk makes for a lusciously creamy bisque and the fresh sage contributes a soft, savory flavor. This soup hit the mark on so many levels. All with colorful, nutrient dense ingredients. Yes please!
Sweet Potato & Apple Bisque with Fresh Sage
Adapted from Love & Lemons
- 1 Tbsp coconut oil
- 1/2 medium yellow onion, diced
- 1 large garlic clove, minced
- 1 tsp garam masala
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1 large (or 2 small) sweet potatoes
- 1 large crisp apple (I used Fuji), chopped
- 3 cups water
- 1 tsp sea salt (or to taste)
- 1/4-1/2 cup light coconut milk
- 4 sage leaves
- Preheat the oven to 400 (F). Poke holes in the sweet potato, and bake for 45 minutes to an hour, or until fork tender. (Or cook in the microwave to save time).
- When the potato is slightly cooled, cut into cubes (it will be a little messy).
- In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions and saute until translucent.
- Stir in minced garlic, garam masala, and paprika and cook for 1-2 minutes.
- Add water, salt, and sage and bring to a simmer for 10 minutes.
- Transfer mixture to a high speed blender and puree until smooth.
- Stir in the coconut milk and adjust seasonings as desired.
*I left the skin of the potato and apple on (for added fiber and nutrients) and used a Vitamix blender to puree with soup. If you don't have a high speed blender, you may need to skin both the potato and apple before blending to create a smooth consistency.