Sweet Potato Quinoa Soup

This Sweet Potato Quinoa Soup is the perfect cozy meal for when you want a quick low effort meal that is still satisfying and nutritious. It is balanced, savory, and has a variety of textures!

sweet potato quinoa soup in a bowl.

Sweet Potato Quinoa Soup

If you’ve never tried this sweet potato quinoa soup, you should probably save this recipe! It is a new staple for us because it’s easy to make, nourishing, cozy, and delicious. It is packed with protein from quinoa, black beans, and nutritional yeast. It is also packed with fiber, iron, and antioxidants to optimize your immune system.

Aside from being yummy and nutritious, it is also meal-prep friendly. The flavors get better overnight and it heats up nicely. Have it as a full meal, side dish, or on your thanksgiving line-up. The best thing about this soup is that it’s also picky-eater friendly and you can also adjust the ingredients to your liking. 

sweet potato quinoa soup in a bowl with lime and cilantro.

Ingredients and Tips

  • Sweet potatoes: This is one of the main stars of the show so I don’t recommend subbing it but here are some good options: butternut squash, regular potato, and pumpkin. 
  • Nutritional yeast: DO NOT SKIP THIS ONE 🙂 This ingredient adds so much umami flavor to the soup, especially when toasted. It also packs lots of protein and vitamin B12.
  • Quinoa: This grain is packed with protein, and fiber and adds a hearty texture to the soup. You can also use farro, wild rice, brown rice, or orzo as alternatives.
  • Black beans: You can use any type of beans or even lentils/chickpeas! That’s the beauty of recipes, you can make them your own.
  • Spinach: It’s typically easy to add spinach as most people enjoy it but feel free to add kale or any of your favorite greens instead.
  • Vegetable broth: I personally make it by whisking 1 tbsp vegan Better than Bouillon paste in some warm water.
sweet potato quinoa soup in a pot.

Storing your Sweet Potato Quinoa Soup

Store it in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to a week or freeze it for up to 3 months. Heat it up in the microwave for 3-5 minutes on medium-high or covered on the stovetop with medium heat. 

Add extra flavor by adding lemon/lime juice, chili powder, more “nooch” (nutritional yeast) on top, tortilla chips, and fresh cilantro, or parsley. 

More Cozy Soups:

Chochoyotes in Lentil Soup (Mexican Dumplings)

Poblano Bean Soup

Pozole Rojo

Pozole Verde

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sweet potato quinoa soup in a bowl.

Sweet Potato Quinoa Soup


  • Author: Anna Rios
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This Sweet Potato Quinoa Soup is the perfect cozy meal for when you want a quick low effort meal that is still satisfying and nutritious. It is balanced, savory, and has a variety of textures!


Ingredients

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  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 can black beans, drained
  • 12 cups of baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 810 cups of vegetable broth
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika (optional)
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Optional Toppings:

  • Avocado
  • Lemon juice
  • Fresh herbs
  • Sour cream
  • Tortilla chips
  • Nooch
  • Chili powder

Instructions

  1. Prepare all the ingredients: peel and dice sweet potatoes. Open a can of beans, drain and rinse.
  2. Turn a pot on medium heat, add nutritional yeast, and toast for 2-3 minutes. Stir frequently.
  3. Next, add the oil and diced onions. Cook for 3 minutes or until fragrant. Add minced garlic and cook for another minute.
  4. Next, add a few splashes of vegetable broth and tomato paste. Begin mixing the tomato paste in the broth to dissolve it. Add more broth if necessary. Once it’s dissolved, add the rest of the broth.
  5. Once the vegetable broth is boiling, add the diced sweet potato, quinoa, and spices/seasonings. Turn the heat down to a simmer. Cover and let cook for 12-14 minutes.
  6. Once the sweet potato is tender and the quinoa is cooked, add the black beans. Taste the broth and adjust seasonings to your preference.
  7. Once the soup is finished, turn off the heat and add the baby spinach. Serve and top off with toppings of choice!
  • Category: Soups
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 3/4 cup

Keywords: fall soup recipe, sweet potato quinoa soup recipe, vegan soup recipe, nutritional yeast

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