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When the weather starts getting cooler, all I can think about is soup. This one can be ready in less than 20 minutes if you have all of the ingredients on hand. It’s versatile, too: you can use any kind of potato, bean, or green, or you can even substitute butternut squash or white potatoes for the sweet potatoes. Rainbow chard makes it extra colorful, but you can also o substitute green chard, collards, spinach, or kale. If you are not used to salt-free fare, low-sodium miso can be a great way to brighten up the flavor!

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Note: Some local stores and websites carry salt-free sun-dried tomato powder. Or you can make your own at home, by grinding store-bought or homemade no-salt, no-oil sun-dried tomatoes in your blender or coffee grinder.

This recipe was originally published on July 25, 2012, and has bee updated.

Ingredients

  • 8 cups water or low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 2 leeks (approximately 6 ounces), thinly sliced
  • 2 to 3 large sweet potatoes (2 pounds), peeled and uniformly cubed
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 pound rainbow chard, leaves and stems chopped (see notes)
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon (about ¼ cup juice)
  • 2 tablespoons sun-dried tomato powder (see notes)
  • Chopped Italian parsley, for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a large soup pot, bring the water or broth to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat to medium and add the leeks. Cook for about 8 minutes until soft.
  3. Add the diced sweet potatoes and cook for 8 to 10 minutes more, until tender.
  4. Add the beans and cook for 2 minutes more. Remove the pot from the heat, and stir in the chard just until it wilts. Stir in the lemon juice and sun-dried tomato powder. Sprinkle with chopped Italian parsley if desired, and garnish with a fresh lemon twist and a sprinkling of lemon zest.

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Linda1 month ago
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Is the nutritional info available?

John Wear2 months ago
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I made this wonderful soup a few nights ago. I was truly a wonderful meal. I used and immersion blender to break up about half of the sweet potatos with made it creamy and even more delicious.

John Wear2 months ago
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I forgot to add that I also added an can of diced tomatoes. WOW!!1

Callie1 year ago
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Yummm! We pureed the sweet potato leek combo before adding beans and kale.

Maria Hartry2 years ago
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can tomato paste be substituted for sun dried tomato powder?

Lucia1 year ago
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Yes, that is exactly what I did. I added 2 tbsp. I also added thyme and rosemary

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