Sweet Potato and Kale Soup

fallsoup1It’s Fall and it’s getting cold outside and even though I’m not a fan of the cold weather, I get by with a little help from my friends like soup and warm drinks like chai lattes.  I love making homemade soup because my recipes are easy and healthy.  This is one of my favorite soups, sweet potato and kale soup with a little spice from chipotles.  I add black beans for a little bit of protein.  It’s the perfect solution for a busy work week.

fallsoup2Ingredients: 1 can of black beans | 2 cups of kale | 2 sweet potatoes | 2 ribs of celery | 1/2 white onion | 2 chipotles | 2 sprigs of thyme | 1 quart of chicken broth


  1. I spend about 15 – 20 minutes to prep all the ingredients. I rinse and wash the black beans and the kale. I peel the sweet potatoes and dice them into small cubes. I dice the onion, chipotles and celery. Lastly, I take the thyme leaves off the sprigs.
  2. In a dutch oven or large pot, I heat extra virgin olive oil over medium heat. I put in the onion and celery and cook until transparent. I add the sweet potatoes and cook them until they are tender.
  3. I add the black beans, chipotles and the chicken broth. I add the kale and thyme to the broth and bring the soup to a boil. I simmer the soup for an additional 20 minutes.