Green Soup with Yams & Sage

September/October 2011

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This kale-and-spinach soup has a beautiful complexity. It’s slightly sweet, with a bright note of lemon and the subtle aromatics of thyme, sage and garlic. Japanese yams are marvelously flavorful; they have a dark purplish skin and are snow-white inside. Ask for them at your farmers’ market or grocery, but if they are unavailable, regular sweet potatoes can be substituted. Recipe by Anna Thomas for EatingWell.

Green Soup with Yams & Sage

8 Reviews for Green Soup with Yams & Sage

Good and healthy

This is a good soup, but I make it and eat it because it is so healthy and low in calorie. I will be making it again, it's a nice start to a healthy week night dinner. I think it needs a little more spice (although I don't add the cayenne) I use an African Smoke spice that I bought a Trader Joe's and it makes everything smokey and delicious.


This soup is really, really good. I will be making it again. It would be great as a first course for a dinner party or just alongside a sandwich, though it's not hearty enough to be a meal on it's own.

Very tasty
Green Soup with Yams & Sage
Perfect blend of fall flavors

I was a tiny bit apprehensive about making this soup due to the sheer amount of greens. I thought it might be "green overload", but it was delightful. The yams and caramelized onions totally balance out the bitter greens. I did make one slight change due to an ingredient shortage. I only had one sweet potato, so I used one regular old russet potato along with one sweet potato. I'm not sure how much of a difference that made, but either way it tasted great. Will definitely make again!

Super healthy, easy to make

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