Sweet Potato and Quinoa Stew

 

Creamy vegan sweet potato and quinoa stew with cannelini beans. This delicious, comforting soup is packed with nutrients and super easy to make!

Sweet Potato Quinoa Stew with Cannelini Beans, Coconut Milk, and Spinach. This healthy and filling soup recipe is packed with nutrients and easy to make!

I made Andrea’s Sweet Potato Quinoa Stew with White Beans and Spinach on a frigid winter’s eve when all I wanted was to warm my hands and belly by enjoying a steamy bowl of soup. It hit the sweet spot like no soup has done for a long, long time! It’s so simple, yet so full of flavor, and so very cozy! I made a couple tiny changes to the recipe (due to availability of ingredients in my house). I will be making this soup time and again.

This vegan soup is creamy and dreamy with coconut milk, packed with nutrients on account of the veggies and quinoa, comes together quickly, and requires very little effort to make. Definitely the perfect soup to keep you feeling full and satisfied on any cold day or evening! Plus, it’s vegan and gluten-free!

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Sweet Potato Quinoa Stew with Cannelini Beans, Coconut Milk, and Spinach. This healthy and filling soup recipe is packed with nutrients and easy to make!

Sweet Potato Quinoa Stew with Cannelini Beans, Coconut Milk, and Spinach. This healthy and filling soup recipe is packed with nutrients and easy to make!

Sweet Potato and Quinoa Stew

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Author: Julia
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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or coconut oil
  • 1/2 small yellow onion finely chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 large sweet potato diced
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 14-ounce can full fat coconut milk
  • 1 15-ounce can cannellini beans
  • 1/2 cup dry quinoa
  • 4 cups spinach
  • 1 quart low sodium vegetable stock
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat the coconut oil in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté for about 5-8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the garlic, sweet potato, quinoa, salt, and cayenne pepper. Cook for about 3 more minutes.
  2. Add the vegetable stock and beans. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 30 minutes.
  3. Stir in coconut milk and spinach and allow soup to cook an additional 5 minutes to allow spinach to wilt. If soup is too thick add a bit more stock or water. Season to taste with plenty of salt and pepper.

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Comments

  1. Julie

    What? Spinach instead of kale? Yum. You know what my one beef about sweet potatoes is? They are incredibly hard to cut up into cubes. Or, maybe that’s just me. I put a sweet potato in my pot pie I instagrammed (how do you spell that?) the other day and had a terrible time getting those cubes even. Worst Chef in America (or whatever that show is called) would have a hey day with me and my chopping skills. Damn them. I’ll stick to pies. Where was this going? Oh, yes. Making this soup and soon!!

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    1. Julia Post author

      You just gave me a great idea for a blog post! I’ve been thinking for a while about doing a tutorial on how to chop sweet taters into cubes and I think I may just do it.. Sweet taters, beets, turnips…all that round/tubular stuff can be chopped the same way. HMM! GREAT idea, Julie! I’ve been pretty worn out on kale (surprised?), so I welcomed the spinach with open arms. YOU WILL LOVE THIS SOUP! Andrea did an amazing job…as always. 🙂 <3 Hope your week is going well so far!!

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      1. Julie

        Hey, it’s almost over, so that’s fine with me. We even had a teeny tiny warm up (like up to 33 degrees, so it’s like a heat wave and people are wearing shorts and stuff). It’s that the sweet potatoes are so hard…much harder than regular potatoes and I’m pretty dangerous with sharp knifes (you wouldn’t believe the scars on my hands). I think that would be a great tutorial. Hope your weekend goes well. Been thinking about you….

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    1. Julia Post author

      Haha! I get so lost (or so found) on the Huffington Post…and have been doing waaaay too much online shopping. Is it obvious? So glad you love Andrea’s work too. That girl slaps me silly with her awesomeness! <3

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  2. tina

    I made your black bean, quinoa, and sweet potato chili last night and it was beyond wonderful. I really enjoyed the 2 chipotle peppers, but I think I’ll keep it to one when I make it for my family. Also purchased your new book for my sister and she loves it: perfect snowy day present. xoxo

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    1. Julia Post author

      OH GREAT! I’m so glad! I love that chili and can definitely see keeping it on the milder side when serving it to youngsters and/or folks who aren’t super into spicy food. Meaty chilis are totally my jam, but I think I like that sweet potato and quinoa chili even better 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing, my dear!

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  3. Abby

    I’ve been loving green tea lately too! Can’t get enough. I’m thinking a cup of green tea and that book would make a perfectly relaxing morning this weekend!

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  4. margaret

    love your blog and recipes and now LOVE you even more for “queen of my doublewide trailer”. Made my husband watch the video just last week while I sang along to every last word. Now he is sure I am the ONE!

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  5. Joanne

    I feel this strong compulsion to put that infographic on our wall! LIke, things to live by if we want a happy marriage. 😛

    This STEW. I feel an obsession coming on.

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    1. Julia Post author

      Funny you mention it, I’ve been wanting to share a green tea/matcha latte on my blog. I think I’ll just have to do it now!! Thanks!

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  6. Annie @ Natural Sweet Recipes

    This looks sooo comforting!! I like those Huffington Post articles. I read the one about being single. Huffington Post can be SO good -informative but also entertaining. 😀 I am bookmarking this stew for later! Happy Valentine’s Day! 🙂

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    1. Julia Post author

      Hi Janie, You can get full-fat canned coconut milk in the ethnic section of your grocery store. I typically buy Thai brand, which comes in a red can. It’s not sweetened, just straight coconut milk 🙂 Hope you try the recipe, it’s lovely!!

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