I went to the local Trader Joe’s for some cooking ideas. Like other stores, TJ’s has a line of vegetable soups-in-a-carton. I purchased some of their sweet potato bisque:
The soup is creamy, low in fat, with a high vitamin A content. I decided to add some vitamin C (bell pepper, tomato) and a little spice. Here’s the result:
CURRIED SWEET POTATO SOUP (2-3 servings)
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- One small sweet Vidalia onion, chopped.
- One large red bell pepper, cored and chopped
- One medium on-the-vine tomato, chopped
- 2 tsp. curry powder
- One 32 fl. oz. carton Trader Joe’s Sweet Potato Bisque
1.Saute the onion and bell pepper in the oil for four minutes.
2.Add the curry powder to the vegetable mixture and saute for one more minute.
3.Add the tomato and saute for another minute.
4.Mix the sweet potato soup* into the vegetable mixture. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
5.Puree the soup using a food processor or immersion blender. Very good with naan bread.
This soup freezes well and can be reheated in a microwave or Hot Logic thermal bag. (See the “Equipment and Gadgets” section of this blog’s menu to learn more about the Hot Logic mini oven.)
*If you don’t have access to a Trader Joe’s, pre-made butternut or other winter squash soup will work with this recipe. Several grocery stores, including Sprouts, stock cartons of these soups.