Yummy & Comforting Sweet Potato Soup
Updated: Jan 7
I absolutely LOVE this dish, same goes for my picky husband! This dish also gave me left overs that I had for dinner for a few days. I was inspired to make this recipe by the wonderful Aaron Anderson (www.aaronaliceanderson.com) when she shared it with me.
Sweet Potatoes - I used 2 big ones, you can do 1 1/2 lbs
Yellow Onion - I used 1 big one Vegetable Broth - I used 2 Cups, but you add 3 Cups if you prefer it less thick
Coconut Milk (I used the brand Thai Kitchen Organic) - 1 tin
Lemon Juice - 3 1/2 Tablespoons
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (if plant based or avoiding oil, use water/broth) - 1 Tablespoon
Fresh Ginger Root - 2 inch piece, thinly sliced
Red Curry Paste (I used the brand Thai Kitchen) - 1 Tablespoon
Sea Salt & Black Pepper - 1 teaspoon salt + pepper to taste
Fresh Cilantro (I subbed this with Pea Shoots, you can use any sprouts!)
1. Roast the sweet potatoes Heat oven to 400F. Either place the sweet potatoes whole as is (with peel) into the oven and bake until tender (45-1hr depending on the size) or peel, cube it and roast it (you save time in the oven but it takes time to cut it up!) until tender.
2. Heat oil on medium heat and sauté onion and ginger for about 5 mins. Add curry paste then stir for 1 min, add the coconut milk and vegetable broth. Bring to a boil, lower the heat and simmer for 5mins.
3. If you roasted the sweet potatoes whole, peel/roughly chop them. Add sweet potatoes to the broth mixture and simmer for 5 more minutes. Stir in fresh lemon juice + add salt/pepper. Let cool a bit then run in blender until smooth.
Note: next time I will experiment with using less coconut milk because the Thai Kitchen is high in fat, or experiment with lower fat versions to see how that tastes!
Sweet potatoes are super nutritious, loaded with betacarotene, vitamins C, E & D, and minerals such as manganese and iron. Sweet potatoes
- can help protect/prevent/manage cancer
- contain anti-inflammatory activity
- can help manage stress levels
- can help manage diabetes
- are good for digestion
- can help in minimizing the risk of cardiovascular diseases
- are great for hair & skin
. They are also high in potassium which helps to lower blood pressure by removing excess sodium and regulating fluid balance in the body. Sweet potatoes are an excellent anti-stress food and are known to help relax muscles, steady nerves, and balance cognitive function.