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Vegan Apple and Sweet Potato Soup

Delicious sweet potato soup with Granny Smith apples, apple cider, applesauce, cinnamon, allspice, cumin, thyme, celery, and green onions. This recipe is both gluten free and vegan.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Soups, Stews and Chowders
Cuisine American
Servings 10

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 2 ribs celery chopped
  • 1 leek green top removed, diced
  • 1 bunch green onions sliced
  • 1 tbsp. fresh thyme plus thyme sprigs for garnish
  • 3/4 - 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/2 - 3/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 large cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon plus more for garnish
  • 1/2 tsp. allspice
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 5 extra-large sweet potatoes baked
  • 4 granny smith apples cored
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 cup apple cider or apple juice
  • 23 oz. jar unsweetened applesauce

Instructions
 

  • In a large pot over medium heat add the coconut oil.
  • Add the celery, leek and onion, and stir while cooking until the veggies are tender.
  • Add the garlic, cinnamon, allspice, and cumin.
  • Stir and cook until fragrant, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the sweet potatoes and apples stirring to coat them with the contents of the pot.
  • Add the vegetable stock, applesauce and apple cider or juice, fresh thyme, and about ¾ tsp. sea salt and ½ tsp. pepper.
  • Cover sauce pot.
  • Simmer for 30 minutes or until tender.
  • In batches, carefully puree the contents of the pot in a blender or use an immersion blender.
  • Check seasoning.
  • Add more seasonings, if desired.
  • Heat through.
  • To serve: ladle soup into bowls.
  • Sprinkle with cinnamon and fresh thyme.

Notes

NOTE: If you don't have time to pre-bake the sweet potatoes, peel, chunk, and place in sauce pot at same time with the apples. Cook until thoroughly done.
NOTE: Preparation time does not include time required to pre-bake sweet potatoes.
NOTE: While apple cider is preferred, it is usually only available in the fall. Apple juice can be substituted with good results.
NOTE:This soup has a thick texture, if you prefer yours a little thinner, add additional apple juice or cider as desired.
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