- 1 tsp avocado oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 red pepper, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, minced*
- 1 yam, chopped
- 3 stalks celery, chopped
- 1 small zucchini, chopped
- 1 x 28 oz can diced tomatoes
- 4 cups vegetable broth**
- 1.5 tsp chili powder
- ¼ tsp cayenne (optional)***
- ½ tsp smoked paprika
- 1 jalapeno, seeded and diced (optional)***
- ⅓ cup peanut butter or ½ cup PB2, powdered peanut butter
- 1 x 15 oz can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 2-3 tablespoons red lentils *optional, but recommended for thickening
- 2-3 cups of greens (kale, spinach or Asian greens such as gai-lan, yu-choy, bok-choy)
- **Optional: cilantro and/or nuts for garnish
- ****Add extra greens when re-heating (ie. top with spinach)
- In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and sautee for 5 minutes, until onion is translucent
- Add garlic, bell pepper, celery, zucchini, (jalapeno), yam and canned tomatoes. Raise heat to medium-high and simmer for 5 minutes.
- Stir in peanut butter or PB2 and all 4 cups of vegetable broth, chili powder, smoked paprika and optional red lentils and cayenne pepper.
- Cover the pot and reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer for 10-20 minutes until yam is tender.
- Stir in chickpeas and greens of choice and cook wilted - season with salt & pepper to taste.
- Ladle into bowls and garnish with cilantro/parsley/greens and nuts. You can add some leftover rice or quinoa for a heartier meal if you like!
** I use Better Than Bouillon organic reduced sodium vegetable paste / base
***Add extra jalapeno and cayenne to kick up the spice!
Meatless Mondays. Plant-Based Proteins. Reduce Red Meat. Eat Your Greens!
These are statements that we’re hearing more often (especially as a health professional); whether you choose to follow them is up to you. Balance still reigns!
This soup has all your food groups covered, all in one pot. It makes fantastic leftovers (either in the fridge or freezer) and can be whipped up in less than 30 minutes.
This is the perfect, make ahead, one-pot-meal. It’s tempting to turn on the stove right away, but I highly recommend chopping up your veggies first. This allows you to pay more attention to the cooking process.I hope you enjoy this one as much as I do!