Happy Cinco de Mayo!
What do you mean it’s May 9th, not May 5th?
Listen, I’m not like other bloggers, planning in advance of holidays, offering recipes for readers so they determine their dinner menus accordingly. I work a little backwards. OK, a lot backwards. I MADE this soup on Cinco de Mayo to serve alongside vegan flautas. But this will work ON ANY OLD DAY, I promise!
Here’s another thing that works any day: margaritas.
(Margaritas also work, any TIME of day, like for breakfast. I’m not kidding. The day will go much better; you’ll see.)
(No, I really am kidding. I don’t drink margaritas that often.)
(Usually it’s vodka.)
Haha! Clear that all out of your minds. (I swear I’m totally sober right now.)
Eat healthy and exercise. That’s my motto!
Let’s get back to the soup. Guess which day it REALLY is. It’s MeatlessMonday! If you are not vegan, but you would like to see what life might be like as a vegan, try it for just this one day.
Have this beautiful soup alongside flautas or tacos or enchiladas or something like that.
- 4 regular-sized sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
- ¼ onion, chopped
- 3 tablespoons water
- 1 cup soy milk (or other plant-based milk), more for a thinner soup texture
- ½ cup vegan sour cream (optional)
- 1 tablespoon hot sauce (Tobasco, Mexican Hot Sauce or Sriracha)
- ½ teaspoon chili powder
- ¼ teaspoon paprika
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Red pepper flakes for garnish (optional)
- Boil the sweet potatoes until tender, about 20 minutes. Strain them and place in a food processor or high-speed blender.
- While the sweet potatoes are cooking, place the onion in a small frying pan with the water and cook them on medium to medium-high heat until they are translucent and tender, about 5 minutes.
- Place the cooked onion in the food processor or blender with the cooked sweet potatoes. Blend these until smooth.
- Return mixture to a large cook pot. Add the remaining ingredients and heat through, stirring constantly.
- Serve immediately with red pepper flakes as garnish if you like.
May the 4th be with you!
(What do you mean “that’s so last week?”)
(OK, I’ll try and catch up.)