One of my most favorite dishes that I have cooked since starting this blog is this:
Several weeks ago I had a major craving for this delicious hash. I also had a major craving for soup (big surprise there!). Then I got to thinking…why not combine the two? And so became…
“Sausage,” Sweet Potato, and Apple Soup
water, for cooking
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 yellow onion, diced
1 apple, diced (I used a Jonagold)
1 medium sweet potato, peeled and diced
1 vegan sausage link, sliced (I used Field Roast apple and sage)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp dried rosemary
1/2 tsp dried sweet basil
1 TB nutritional yeast (optional)
black pepper, to taste
fine sea salt, to taste
EVOO cooking spray
2 1/4 cups water*
2-3 tsp Better Than Bouillon vegetable soup base*
2 cups fresh spinach
*Vegetable broth can be used in place of the water and soup base.
1. Line a large soup pot with a thin layer of water. Heat over medium-high heat until very hot.
2. Lower the heat to medium and add garlic, onion, apple, sweet potato, sausage, and all seasonings. Cook, stirring frequently, for approximately 15-20 minutes, or until the vegetables and apples are tender. Add additional water and/or EVOO cooking spray, as necessary, to keep ingredients from sticking.
3. Once the vegetables are cooked through, add water and vegetable soup base. Increase heat to medium-high until the soup is boiling.
4. Once boiling, lower the heat to medium-low, add spinach, and simmer for approximately 5 minutes.
5. Eat with your favorite crackers and/or bread.
If you have tried and love the Sweet Potato and “Sausage” Hash, just wait until you try this soup!
I ate my soup with crumbled saltine crackers.
This is definitely one of the tastiest and easiest soups that I have made, to date.
It is absolutely to die for!
You could certainly make this soup using “real” sausage (preferably chicken or turkey), but if you have never tried Field Roast’s vegan sausage then I highly encourage you to do so. This company is definitely doing something right because it is delicious and I would never guess that it is not the “real deal.” Now… go. eat. soup!