Black Bean and Sweet Potato Soup with Avocado cilantro Crema
This Black Bean and Sweet Potato Soup with Avocado Cilantro Crema packs all kinds of flavour in one little bowl. It’s made with simple ingredients like black beans and sweet potato, of course, and spiced up with smoky chipotle peppers. The avocado crema adds a pretty touch, but does more than that. The creaminess of the crema balances with the smokiness of the chipotle and it’s just a match made in heaven. This one will warm ya right up on the coldest of days.
Hey guys! How was your weekend? So, as usual around here, the weather forecasters predicted a storm of all storms – blizzard. But, as per normal, we were told that the range could be anywhere from a few centimetres to a whole lot with winds gusty enough to blow the roof right off ya house (obviously, not really, but I’m trying to be dramatic here 😉 ).
Of course, everyone made their usual trip to the grocery stores to stock up because apparently no one has groceries in their home #sarcastic. A friend and fellow food blogger, Rachelle, knows all about that. Funny thing, though, I did run out of eggs (hangs head in shame). Do you know that I even heard that the grocery stores were getting low on stuff?! What? How is that even possible? Well, we do live on an island so, technically, I guess it sorta kinda is. I digress…… And there’s this new thing I hear people talking about that I’ve never really heard before – ‘storm chips’….making sure you’re stocked up on potato chips so you can have a big ol’ junk fest while the weather is less than stellar outside. Ok, now you’re talking. I’m down with that. Does that involve chocolate? Wine? Yes? YES! Let’s have a storm!! So, chips, chocolate and wine in hand, I was all ready for whatever mother nature had to send my way. Give ‘er as they say around here (aka bring it).
The storm was supposed to start around 4pm Friday and by the time hubby and I went to bed Friday night, there was no storm in sight. Matter of fact, you could almost say it was a beautiful night. When we woke up the next day, yay, storm! Nothing wrong with that on a Saturday. Big excuse to stay in, if you ask me. Plus, I was armed with those chips, chocolate and wine. Woo hoo! Truth be told, even if the sun was beaming in the skin and birds were chirping, I’d be having my wine on Saturday…hehehe.
When I’m not eating potato chips, the cold weather makes we want to eat warm, comforting food. Well, I always want to get comforting food, but that’s besides the point too. What can I say? I love good food. Enter Black Bean and Sweet Potato Soup with Avocado Crema. Last week I ate my weight in a lentil veg soup. Loved it, but, honestly, by the time the week rolled around, I was so tired of it. I couldn’t even eat the last teaspoon in my final bowl. Done son. No more. But, I do love lentils, beans and all that good stuff (when I’m not eating storm chips, of course 😉 ).
One of the things that I love about this Black Bean and Sweet Potato Soup with Avocado Cilantro Crema is the toppings! I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. I love garnish. I’m a garnish addict, if you will. Load it up!! This super easy, yummy soup is absolutely perfect garnished with goodies like cilantro, a squeeze (or two) of lime, feta and chili. Plus, you can have prep done and this baby made in about half an hour. Winner winner!
For the Avocado Cilantro Crema, you just put all the ingredients in a mini food processor, blitz up and way to go! Nothing to it. I put it in a little squeeze bottle so I could be all fancy pants and drizzle that goodness over the soup. But, if you don’t wanna do that, just spoon it over the soup. Hey, it was a Saturday snow day, I had time to wear my fancy pants 🙂
Hope you guys enjoy this one and until next time, take care and chit chat again soon!
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