Hot Vegan Sweet Potato Bisque

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Vegan Sweet Potato Bisque
Yields4 ServingsCategoryCuisine
Prep Time15 minsTotal Time45 mins
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A spicy, savory bisque that makes you want to eat bowl after bowl! This recipe is modified from one in Terry Hope Romano’s book, Viva! Vegan.

 4 cups vegetable broth
 1 large yellow onion
 1 ½ lbs sweet potatoes (about one large sweet potato)
 ½ lb white or purple potatoes
 1 chipotle pepper canned in adobo sauce (add more as you like)
 1 tbsp vegetable oil
 1 tbsp lime juice
 ½ cup soy creamer (NOT vanilla flavored)
 3 tsp minced garlic
 1 tsp ground cumin
 1 pinch salt and pepper
 1 tsp oregano
 5 stalks of cilantro
 1 avocado

Gather your ingredients!

The star ingredient is this recipe is the chipotle peppers canned in adobo sauce. A chipotle pepper is a large jalapeƱo chile that is first dried, and then smoked. Adobo sauce is commonly made of Guajillo chili powder, garlic, cumin, onions, oregano, and salt.

Ingredients for vegan chipotle sweet potato bisque


Wash the potatoes (about 2 1/2 lb total) and chop them into roughly equal pieces for boiling. Don’t bother peeling them–those skins have lots of nutritious minerals.

chopped sweet potatoes for vegan bisque


Measure out 4 cups of vegetable broth and add to a large pot. Begin heating the pot–ultimately you want the ingredients to simmer.

boil vegetable broth for vegan sweet potato bisque


Dice a large yellow onion and add it to the heating pot.

diced onion boiling


Add the diced 2 1/2 lb potatoes to the pot.

Add 3 tsp of minced garlic, 1 tsp of cumin, 1 tsp of oregano, 1 tbsp of vegetable oil, and 1 tablespoon of lime juice.

Cover the pot, raise the pot to a boil, and then let it simmer until the potatoes are edibly soft.

boiling ingredients for sweet potato bisque


Add chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. I use the 7 oz can from La Morena. This part of the recipe is highly individual. If you like a lot of heat, even half he can won’t be too hot! Others prefer only one pepper. I suggest that you add one pepper, blend the bisque, and add more if you think it needs to be hotter.

adding chipotle to the vegan sweet potato bisque


Add 1/2 cup of soy creamer. Mocha Mix Non-dairy Original Coffee Creamer is great, because unlike many brands, they don’t add vanilla to the product.

Remove the pot from heat and blend the ingredients until everything becomes an even mixture with no lumps.

An immersion blender, pictured here, is quite handy.

If you want to put the soup into a standing blender or food processor, be careful! It may be so hot that you crack your equipment. Give it a bit of time to cool.

Taste the bisque and add salt, pepper, or more chipotle peppers as needed.

blenging the vegan sweet potato bisque


Plate the bisque and add an extra splash of the soy creamer for beauty. Garnish with cilantro and avocado.

The most satisfying part of eating this dish is taking a hot spoonful of bisque and biting into a cool avocado at the center–it pairs so well!

Vegan Sweet Potato Bisque

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