Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Lime Cilantro Sweet Potato Soup


Lime Cilantro Sweet Potato Soup, by Angie Ouellette-Tower for godsgrowinggarden.com

Lime Cilantro Sweet Potato Soup

Lime and Cilantro is a mouth watering flavor combination and when sweet potato is added your taste buds will melt in delight!  I wish that I had thought of this earlier!

This is also a Gluten Free recipe BUT PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOUR CHICKEN BROTH IS GLUTEN FREE FIRST.

Lime Cilantro Sweet Potato Soup, by Angie Ouellette-Tower for godsgrowinggarden.com


6 cups chicken broth (if you are a Gluten Free cook then please make sure that your broth is truly Gluten Free first)
3 cups sweet potatoes (peeled & cubed)
1 1/2 cups parsnips (peeled & sliced)
1 cup green beans (fresh or frozen - with the tips snipped off)
1/2 cup leeks (sliced, soaked in water & then drained)
1/2 cup cooked chicken (cubed or shredded)
1/2 cup rice (I used basmati)
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground chili pepper (I use an Indian chili pepper which is more like cayenne)
1 tablespoon fresh cilantro (washed, drained & chopped)
Prepare all the ingredients as listed above.  In a large stock pot boil the sweet potatoes in the chicken broth until the potatoes are cooked (see picture above).  Remove from heat and with an immersible blender - puree the broth & cooked sweet potatoes until all of the sweet potato chunks are gone (you may use a regular blender or food processor but it just takes longer & is more of a bother). 

Lime Cilantro Sweet Potato Soup, by Angie Ouellette-Tower for godsgrowinggarden.com
Return to the stove on medium heat and add the parsnips, green beans, leeks  and simmer for about 7 minutes.  Now add the chicken, rice, lime juice & both peppers.  Continue to simmer until the rice is cooked to your desired texture.  Add the Cilantro in the last 5 minutes of cooking.  Remove from heat, serve immediately & ENJOY!
As you can see by the picture below - any leftovers will be more like stew since the rice soaks up some of the liquid - I actually prefer it the next day.

Lime Cilantro Sweet Potato Soup, by Angie Ouellette-Tower for godsgrowinggarden.com

 
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14 comments:

  1. This looks awesome. I buy a lot of cilantro for salsa and quesadillas but always have lots left. This would be a great way to use it. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I bet this smells really great while cooking! Looks delish!
    ~Kim
    from Blogging Buddies
    http://2justByou.blogspot.com

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  3. oh wow! i am loving this already :) well, i found you via the GFC Blog Hop today. i'm your newest follower :)

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  4. This looks yummy! I'll have to try it next time I'm craving soup. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Oh thanks for posting this...love that is it gluten free. Just in time too...am definitely running out of tasty options in my repetoire...my people are turning on me and there may soon be a revolt!

    Popping over from the EBT...

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  6. This looks great for cooler weather. It took me a while to like cilantro, but I like it a lot now. This looks good.

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  7. This looks and sounds delicious! I'm always looking for gluten free recipes. Thanks for following- now following you back!

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  8. Hi,
    We are your newest followers. Your blog is really nice. We love all the garden fresh food too. It is so nice to have them.
    The Busy Bee's
    Myrna and Joye.

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  9. MMMMmm, sounds tasty!
    Thanks for visiting my blog today. ;-)
    Your newest follower,
    Jamie
    http://chatterblossom.blogspot.com/

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  10. Really different combination of veggies and spices.. love it. Thanks for sharing your soup on foodie friday.

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  11. Wow! that looks fantastic! Thanks for sharing at Sweet Saturday last week!!!

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  12. Hi Angie,
    This soup looks delicious. Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    This weeks party is live. Here is the link to the party
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/12/5-fun-posts-and-wednesdays-adorned-from.html
    Debi @ Adorned From Above
    Joye and Myrna @ The Busy Bee’s
    Linda @ With A Blast

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  13. This looks delicious. I need to eat more warm soup this winter. Thanks for sharing.

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