We still have a few cool days lingering, so this is my last soup recipe I’ll be sharing for the season. I absolutely love ginger and had some I needed to use up. I was craving soup this past weekend, so I decided to make a soup infused with ginger and vegetables I already had stocked in my fridge. Let me tell you…this might just be one of the best soups I’ve ever had. It’s not a thick, creamy type of soup. It is a hearty soup with an intense broth flavor. The broth is everything, so use a high quality, strong broth. It’s the kind of broth that warms your whole body.
It’s so good, I just wanted to drink it. I’m totally serious. It’s full of a strong ginger flavor, aromatic garlic and a spicy kick.
I kept it very simple…not too many spices or ingredients, yet the flavor is incredible. Adding chickpeas, sweet potatoes and kale make it filling, hearty and incredibly healthy.
Recipe: Makes 3 quarts (12 cups) Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 40 mins
4 1/2 cups vegetable broth (I recommend Kitchen Basics, it is a strong dark broth that isn’t watered down. A quality rich broth is needed here)
2 15 oz cans organic chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 cup chopped white onion
4 extra large garlic cloves, minced (two tablespoons minced garlic)
1 inch cube fresh ginger, minced (don’t skimp on this!)
2 medium sweet potatoes, cut into 1 inch cubes (about 5 cups)
1/2 cup nutritional yeast
4 heaping cups fresh kale
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
2 teaspoons fine pink Himalayan salt (the broth I used has no sodium in it, so you may need less salt, start out with 1 1/2 teaspoons)
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
Prepare the sweet potatoes, onion, ginger and garlic. In a large pot, add the broth, onion, ginger, garlic, sweet potatoes, salt and pepper. Stir well and bring to a boil. Once boiling, cover with a lid and turn to simmer for 25-30 minutes until the sweet potatoes are fork tender. Add the beans (drained & rinsed), kale, coconut milk and nutritional yeast. Return the lid and simmer an additional 10 minutes. Taste and add any more salt, if desired. Enjoy!