Last weekend when I was at my local farmer’s market, I found my favorite purple potatoes. Aren’t purple potatoes just gorgeous? Not only are these potatoes beautiful in color, they are also loaded with antioxidants, including anthocyanin which is the same antioxidant that is found in purple produce. Purple potatoes can also lower your blood pressure. I am a big proponent of incorporating different colors of fruits and vegetables into my daily diet because each color offers different vitamins and nutrients.
I wanted to make a recipe that was simple and that would let the purple potatoes be the star. I decided that soup would be a good vehicle for that. Only a few ingredients are required to make this Purple Potato Soup. Since purple potatoes are popular in South America, I wanted the soup to have a little Latin flair to it. A little jalapeño for some spice and cilantro for brightness. A squeeze of lime juice brings the soup together.
This Purple Potato Soup is on the lighter side and makes for a perfect lunch. I think this is a great transition food from Winter to Spring. The purple color doesn’t stay as vibrant when the potatoes cook; but you are left with a pretty, springy lilac purple color that I just love!
If you come across purple potatoes at your local market, I highly recommend picking some up! If you make the recipe, be sure to tag me on Instagram @thymeandlove. I’d love see what you’ve been cooking up!
Recipe inspired by The PPK.