I came up with this soup last night as a way to use the massive quantity of bell peppers I bought on sale this week. The sweet potato I used was of the pale variety, but I'm sure it would taste delicious with an orange sweet potato.
- Heat the oil.
- Saute the onions and garlic for about 10-15 minutes on medium heat, or until the onions are soft and very lightly browned.
- Add the bell peppers and saute for another 10-15 minutes, until the bell peppers are soft and everything is lightly browned.
- Add the sweet potato, vegetable broth, bay leaves, salt, and butter and simmer for 10-15 minutes, until the sweet potato is soft.
- Remove the bay leaves and blend the soup until mostly smooth.