Have just one sweet potato left in your pantry? This recipe is an easy way to put it to good use! Cube and sauté your lonely spud with some celery and onion, then simmer in vegetable broth before blending smooth. Almost as easy as opening a can—and you get to spoon up fresh flavor and whole food nutrition with every bite!
Sweet Potato Celery Soup
2 Tbsp. butter
2 pounds celery, cut into 1 inch pieces, leaves discarded
1 large Vidalia onion, finely chopped
1 large sweet potato, peeled and cut in 1/2 inch cubes
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
6 cups vegetable broth
3 Tbsp. freshly squeezed orange juice
1. Heat butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add celery, Vidalia onion, sweet potato, sea salt and pepper; cook for 15 minutes or until vegetables are soft.
2. Add vegetable broth; cook for 20 minutes. Transfer mixture to a blender or food processor; pulse until smooth.
3. Return mixture to the pot; add orange juice. Mix well to combine.
4. Serve warm.
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