A soup recipe.

Monday, June 14, 2010

I made what I would call a delicious soup on Saturday night and while maybe the cook shouldn't say that about his or her own soup, here I am committing a kitchen faux pas and going right ahead and doing so.  That run-on sentence was probably a literary faux pas too.  Anyway, the reason I can tell you it was delicious is because hubs said so (I thought it, he said it).  And the kids didn't really say so but they took seconds.  That is always a good sign.  Kids are more apt to starve than to eat food they don't like.  Unfortunately for you, I don't have a picture of it.  But, I will describe it.  It's a red soup, and it has things in it.  That's the best I could come up with.  Oh yes, and it is vegetarian and I am psyched any time I find a vegetarian recipe that we like.  And, if you're like me, you pretty much have the ingredients on hand all the time (except for the cilantro; that needed to be bought and now, what's left will most likely go bad in my fridge).  

Delicious Mexican Soup 
(I think my Mom named it though I'm not sure what the original name is).
serves 4 (I doubled)

2 tsp. oil
1 small onion, chopped
1 large sweet potato (or yam) peeled and cut into 1/2 in. pieces (I left mine unpeeled and it was fine)
2 cans chicken broth
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1 can (11 oz.) corn niblets, drained
1 cup mild or medium salsa
1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce
1 can (15 oz.) canned black beans, rinsed and drained

Garnish with sour cream and cilantro (I would say this is imperative because it made it really delish).

Heat oil in a pot over medium heat.  Saute onion until translucent.  Add sweet potato, chicken broth, and cumin; bring to boil, cover, and reduce heat.  Simmer 15 minutes or until sweet potato is tender.  With immersion blender (I used our normal blender--let cool a bit first) process soup until smooth.  Stir in corn, salsa, tomato sauce, and beans.  Simmer while covered 5 minutes to blend flavors.  Serve.  Maybe some TJ's corn bread or Tostitos would do you well here too?


  1. A yam in soup? I never thought of doing that but it sounds delicious! And if it's good then I'm more than willing to point out my culinary creations.

  2. I love Mexican food so that soup sounds so good...Yummy:) I will try it for sure:) Thanks sweetie for it and enjoy your Monday!

  3. I put sweet potatoes in my soups all the time too! Well done Bridge! Missing you. Have fun in Italy. I say cinque terre should be where you stretch your time. You'll love it! And you can hike between towns.

  4. oh that sounds good. i feel like eating it.
    i just don't feel like making it.
    how about.. you make another batch
    and fedex it to me in a real secure ziplock bag?

  5. I stumbled upon you're blog...accidently.
    Oh and greatest mistake ever.


  6. Sounds yummy! And I just bragged about something I made this weekend, so I think it's perfectly fine! :)

  7. Yum, it sounds delish! I'll have to try it for sure.

    Oh and its totally ok for you to brag. Are you kidding. If its that good why would you not :)

  8. Thanks for your nice comment!
    This recipe sounds delish!

  9. that looks delicious!! I still love a good, hot soup even in the summer! xoxo

  10. yum this sounds amazing! Gotta try it :)

  11. oh wow! this sounds amazing!!!!! can't WAIT to try it!!! yum!!

  12. yumm!!! i will definitely be making this tonight! so excited... thanks!

  13. Ummmm, wow. I need to make this.

  14. i was considering doing a juice cleanse starting tomorrow...and after reading this post my mind has changed and I think i will be making this tonight instead (leftovers tomorrow!?)

    sounds delicious!

  15. Made it for dinner earlier this week--it was delicious! Everyone enjoyed it. Thanks for the variety, Bridget!


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