So delicious. Puréed about half of the soup before adding the chard and used basil pesto instead just bc I had some homemade. Great flavors.
Sweet Potato and White Bean Soup with Sage-Walnut Pesto
The herb and walnut pesto makes a satisfying finishing touch for this soup. Walnut oil adds a mild sweetness and intensifies the nutty flavor of the pesto, but you can substitute extravirgin olive oil.
More From Cooking Light
- Calories: 178
- Calories from fat: 29%
- Fat: 5.7g
- Saturated fat: 1.2g
- Monounsaturated fat: 1.1g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 3g
- Protein: 7.2g
- Carbohydrate: 25.2g
- Fiber: 5.6g
- Cholesterol: 4mg
- Iron: 2.8mg
- Sodium: 526mg
- Calcium: 125mg
- Cooking spray
- 2 cups thinly sliced leek (about 2 medium)
- 3 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
- 1 cup water
- 2 cups (1/2-inch) cubed peeled sweet potato
- 4 cups chopped Swiss chard (about 1 bunch)
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 (19-ounce) can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated Asiago cheese
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
- 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage
- 1 tablespoon walnut oil
- 1 garlic clove, peeled
- To prepare the soup, heat a Dutch oven over medium heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add leek to pan; cook 8 minutes or until tender, stirring frequently. Stir in broth and 1 cup water; bring to a boil. Add potato; cook 10 minutes or until potato is tender. Stir in chard, pepper, salt, and beans; cook 3 minutes or until chard wilts. Remove from heat; stir in lemon juice.
- To prepare the pesto, combine cheese and remaining ingredients in a food processor; process until smooth, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Ladle 1 cup soup into each of 6 bowls; top each serving with about 2 teaspoons pesto.
MyRecipes is working with Let's Move!, the Partnership for a Healthier America, and USDA's MyPlate to give anyone looking for healthier options access to a trove of recipes that will help them create healthy, tasty plates. For more information about creating a healthy plate, visit www.choosemyplate.gov.
Only you will be able to view, print, and edit this note.Add Note
More Recipes for Soups/Stews