Sweet Potato Soup with Coconut & Lime


This Thai-Style Sweet Potato Soup with Coconut and Lime is the type of soup you can serve no matter what the weather or season. It’s always delicious and a real mood-lifter!

Silky Sweet Potato Soup with Coconut and Lime

Forget Pumpkin Spice – what I look most forward to when summer turns to autumn is soup! Soul-hugging, heart-warming soup. And it never gets boring! As soon as the temperatures drop I start browsing the internet for new and exciting soup recipes – hashtag soupspiration. But there’s also a couple of recipes I come back to every year because they are just THAT good. This Sweet Potato Soup with Coconut and Lime is one of them! It’s so many things at once: Creamy, silky and rich – but light and even kind of refreshing at the same time. Try it out – you’ll understand what I mean.

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Sweet Potato and Coconut is such a wonderful combination. Sweet and nutty ! Absolutely gorgeous. Lime zest and juice add a fresh element to this rich soup base and help to brighten the flavour! I also like to add some red curry paste and a a hint of ginger to the soup to add a bit heat and a refreshing Asian touch to my Sweet Potato Soup.

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Now, there are usually 2 types of soup eaters: You are either fancy or rustic. For example: While my husband prefers soup finely pureed and silky smooth, I usually like mine chunky and lumpy . This Sweet Potato Soup with Coconut and Lime is one of the rare exceptions where there’s no discussion over the right texture. Here, I change sides. Admittedly, for esthetical reasons only. I just love how the bright orange of the pureed sweet potatoes changes into this pretty pastel orange when mixed with the creamy coconut milk. And this silky smooth mouthfeel…divine!

Exotic Sweet Potato Soup with Coconut and Lime

There’s something about fall and orange foods, right ? I mean, doesn’t this bowl of sweet potato soup look like what you want to eat after that long walk in the park? And there’s even a reason for that craving. Orange foods like squash, pumpkin and sweet potato are vegetables are rich in carotenoids and other antioxidants that protect the body.They are also more starchy and calorie dense than most veggies, which gives us strenght for those cold months ahead.

However, this Sweet Potato Soup with Coconut and Lime is the type of soup you can serve no matter what the weather or season. It’s always delicious and a real mood-lifter! It makes for a delicious starter for your next dinner party but can even be enjoyed as the main dish of a meal alongside a simple salad.

 

Sweet Potato Soup with Coconut & Lime

This Thai-Style Sweet Potato Soup with Coconut and Lime is the type of soup you can serve no matter what the weather or season. It’s always delicious and a real mood-lifter!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian, thailand, vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 350 kcal
Author Kiki Johnson

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion peeled and chopped
  • 1-2 tablespoons red curry paste
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 3 garlic cloves peeled and minced
  • 650 g sweet potato peeled and diced
  • 2 carrots peeled and diced
  • 750 ml vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 can coconut milk full-fat or light
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • juice and zest of 1 big lime
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat the oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onions and saute for 3 minutes. Add the ginger, garlic, and curry paste, then saute another 2 minutes.
  2. Add the diced sweet potatoes, diced carrots, and broth. Cover the pot, reduce the heat to low, and simmer 15 or until the vegetables are tender.
  3. Puree the soup with an immersion blender until smooth.Add some more broth or coconut milk if the soup is too thick.
  4. Stir in the rest of the coconut milk along with the lime juice, lime zest and white pepper. Season with salt or soy sauce to taste.
  5. Serve garnished with lime wedges and cilantro.

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