Great flavor. Will definitely make again. I didn't have leeks so used onions; added some fresh thyme and dash of tabasco sauce. We like creamy soups so pureed onion/sweet potato mixture, leaving it little chunky, before adding beans and chard. The pesto really adds depth of flavor to the soup. Served with CL Fresh Thyme Popovers.
Sweet Potato and White Bean Soup with Sage-Walnut Pesto
dory92064 Posted: 12/17/08
northeaster Posted: 11/16/10
fan-tas-tic! super easy fall soup. i didn't have time to make the pesto so i just used store bought basil pesto and it was excellent. topped it with turkey bacon crumble and served it with crusty bread. Very hearty and filling.
Suze02 Posted: 02/05/13
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.
jbcheerio Posted: 10/26/12
Greaty hearty flavors! I liked that it really only used fall flavors--I have a CSA share and my fridge is brimming with chard and sweet potato right now!
daneanp Posted: 11/04/13
Surprisingly, my family enjoyed this. I did use my emulsion blender on half of the mixture (potatoes with beans added) before putting in the chard, so it was nice and creamy. The pesto was unusual but went well with the soup. I will add salt to the pesto next time. Or....what the family all agreed upon, sprinkle crumbled fried bacon on the top at service. :-)
CAgirlinIA Posted: 09/19/13
Two nights ago when I made this I would have rated this TWO stars. Tonight, after the flavors have "married" it's worthy of FIVE stars; I didn't make the walnut-sage pesto as I had homemade basil pesto in the freezer. But I will definitely try the sage pesto next time. Tasty! (and pinnable - lol)