A squeeze ofLemon Juice, optional, but recommended
In a medium pot, heat the oil and add minced onion. Sauté for 2-3 minutes before adding pressed garlic and grated ginger. Stir this constantly for about a minute or until you can smell the garlic and ginger.
Add diced sweet potatoes, vegetable stock and finely chopped fresh parsley. Mix and close with a lid. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes (or until the sweet potatoes are soft).
Puree the soup until smooth and stir in coconut milk. Cook for a minute or two before turning off the heat completely. Finally, taste it and add salt and pepper to your liking. Squeeze some lemon juice in and serve!
This soup will turn out quite thin when enjoyed right away. However, if you don’t serve it right away and keep it in the fridge, it will thicken thanks to coconut milk added. If you prefer a thicker soup right away, you will need to increase the quantity of sweet potatoes by about ½ a pound.
Non-vegans can use butter (real butter, not butter substitutes) instead of olive oil.
One pound of sweet potatoes = around 3 cups diced and peeled sweet potatoes.
Vegetable stock can be substituted with chicken stock/broth (if you are not a vegan). Because I used regular stock (not the low-sodium kind), I only added a little pinch of salt at the very end. If you use low-sodium stock, you will need to add more seasoning.
I don’t recommend substituted fresh parsley with dry parsley.
A squeeze of fresh lemon juice gives the soup a subtle lemon-y flavor, but this is optional and can be omitted.
This recipe yields 4 portions when counting with 1 cup of soup per person. If you count with 1.5 cups - you will get 3 generous portions. For a family of 5 I suggest doubling this recipe and you can have some leftovers for lunch the following day.
This soup can be stored in the fridge up to 3 days.
Keyword: Sweet Potato Soup Recipe
Sweet Potato Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 273Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Vitamin A 16759IU335%
Vitamin C 12mg15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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