This is a hearty stew, brightened by the lemon and fresh cilantro or other herb of choice. It contains a starch, the sweet potatoes, so can be a meal in itself. It is also delicious served alongside white or brown rice. 

Ingredients

Sweet_Potatoes – 2 small (about 3 cups when peeled and chopped) Onion – 1 large Celery – 2 stalks Garlic – 2 cloves Oil – 3 Tablespoons, canola, vegetable, avocado or olive oil Protein - 1 lb ground chicken or turkey, 93% lean Spice - 1 Tablespoon curry powder Spice - ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes Broth – 4 cups (low-sodium chicken broth, vegetable broth or water) Nut_Butter - ½ cup peanut, almond or sunflower seed butter (smooth or chunky) Tomatoes - 1 (15-oz) can, no-salt-added diced tomatoes (do not drain) Salt – ½ teaspoon Greens – 4-6 cups chopped, kale, Swiss chard, spinach etc. Lemon – 1 Tablespoon lemon juice Nuts – ¼ cup chopped peanuts, almonds, walnuts, pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds (for garnish) Herbs – ¼ cup chopped (fresh) or 2 Tablespoons dry cilantro, basil, parsley or oregano

Instructions

Step 1
Wash and peel the sweet potatoes and dice into 1 inch cubes. Set aside.
Step 2
Heat 2 Tablespoons of oil in a large stock pot, over medium-high heat. Add ground turkey and cook until brown and cooked through, about 5 minutes.
Step 3
While the turkey cooks, finely dice the onions, celery, and garlic. Add to the turkey and sauté until soft, about 3 minutes.
Step 4
Stir in curry powder and pepper flakes and cook for 1 minute.
Step 5
Add the broth, peanut butter, sweet potatoes and diced tomatoes. Simmer for 15-20 minutes until sweet potatoes are soft.
Step 6
While the soup simmers, add the chopped greens to a large bowl. Drizzle with lemon juice and oil. Toss to coat.
Step 7
To serve, place a cup of greens in each bowl, top with stew, and garnish with chopped peanuts and fresh cilantro.

Notes

Peanuts (also called “ground nut”) are common throughout Africa and are often served with rice. Peanut butter lends a creaminess to this soup and the warm spices add rich flavor to this hearty, healthy stew. The lemony greens add a healthy, colorful kick!

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