Sliced avocado is the perfect accompaniment to add to the top of the soup right before serving. The flavors mesh beautifully and it adds a nice creamy touch of healthy fat to keep you happy and satisfied. The rich, dark reddish-purple color of the soup is not only beautiful, it’s swimming in antioxidants.

Hearty Purple Potato Stew [Vegan]

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  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 small onions or 1 large, chopped
  • 3 purple potatoes (approximately 6 cups), cut into small bite-sized cubes
  • 4 cups button mushrooms, cut in quarters
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 QTs (64oz. /1892mL) Low Sodium Vegetable Broth
  • 1 can (28oz. /1lb 12oz. /794g) Diced Tomatoes Fire Roasted
  • 1 can (25oz. /708g) Kidney Beans, rinsed & drained
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 2 3/8 tsp. sea salt, divided into 2 tsp. plus 3 - 1/8 pinches
  • 1 3/16 tsp. pepper, divided into 1 tsp. plus 3 – 1/16 pinches
  • *Avocado, sliced (optional but recommended for serving)


  1. To a large soup pot, over medium heat add extra virgin olive oil.
  2. Add onions and a pinch of salt (1/8 tsp.) and pepper (1/16 tsp.). It is important to season the soup as you go to build flavor. Sauté and stir occasionally for 4 minutes.
  3. Next add the purple potatoes and a pinch of salt (1/8 tsp.) and pepper (1/16 tsp.), sauté stirring occasionally for 6 more minutes.
  4. Add the mushrooms and another pinch of salt (1/8 tsp.) and pepper (1/16 tsp.). Sauté and stir for 2 minutes.
  5. Add the minced garlic and stir for 1 more minute.
  6. Add the vegetable broth, the can of diced tomatoes, the kidney beans, thyme, chili powder, and remaining 2 tsp. salt and 1 tsp. pepper. Stir soup and bring to a boil.
  7. Cover and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook for 35 minutes until potatoes are tender, stirring about every 5 minutes.
  8. Serve warm with sliced avocado. Refrigerate leftovers.


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