Yam and Bean Soup

Yam and Bean Soup

The house was filled with the scent of sage, yams, and thyme as this soup cooked. It smelled delicious, and tasted even better. My wife and I gobbled it up and went back for seconds. Maybe make a double batch, so you can bring some for lunch.


  • 1 medium red onion, chopped
  • 4 gloves of garlic, minced
  • 3 stalks of celery, chopped
  • 1 large Garnet yam (sweet potato), chopped
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 1 teaspoon ground sage
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 4 cups water


  • Cook onion and garlic in pot with some water.
  • Add celery, yam, red pepper, thyme, sage, cumin, and water.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Simmer on low until yam is cooked.
  • Add beans and cook until beans are warm.
  • Enjoy!

Makes 4-6 servings


Inspired by: Ola’s South West Black Bean and Sweet Potato Soup