Sweet and Savory Soup…A Slow Cooker Recipe From Sweet Basil

This Sweet and Savory Soup is packed with superfoods, spices and all things good. It is both hearty and low in calories. Best of all, it is a slow cooker recipe, making it a perfect weekday dinner!
Sweet and Savory Soup

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups sliced carrots
  • 1 large sweet potato, cut into 1/2″ cubes
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen green beans
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • Kosher or sea salt to taste
  • 2 cups vegetable juice, no sugar added
  • 2 cups vegetable broth, low-sodium
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped kale the last 5 minutes of cooking, or until wilted.

DIRECTIONS 

Combine all ingredients in the slow cooker, cover and cook on low 6-8 hours, or until veggies are tender. Add a tablespoon of reduced fat cheddar cheese, if desired.

Enjoy!

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Recipe post by Tisha Johnson Matthews, of Sweet Basil Farm & Gardens. Recipe and photo credits to skinny ms.  Special thanks to J. David Matthews, of Barnesville, Georgia for support and patience with all that I try and test.

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