Vegan Sweet Potato & Coconut milk Soup

shyvas

Super Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Jun 5, 2012
Reaction score
29,148
Location
Somewhere in the South
Lifestyle
  1. Other
2 tbs olive oil
1 zest and juice of a lime or lemon
1 tps grated fresh ginger
1 medium sized chopped onion
1 clove garlic chopped
1 small chilli (desseded) chopped
1 kg sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
400 g coconut milk
800 ml vegetable stock or water
1 bay leaf
salt and pepper
Toasted slivered almonds

Cook the chopped onion, ginger and chilli in the oil, stirring until softened for
a few minutes. Add the diced sweet potatoes and garlic. Stir and cook for another
3-4 minutes. Cover(reduce the heat) and continue cooking for a furthr 7-9 minutes.
Add the lime/lemon juice, coconut milk, stock/water and bay leaf. Season with salt.
Cove and simmer for approx.10-15 mins until the potatoes are cooked.
Discard the bay leaf.
Put aside a cup or two of the stock. Blend the ingredinets in a FP or blender.
Adjust the seasoning and add more stock if needed.
Sprinkle some toasted slivered almonds and a drizzle of pumkin oil before
serving.
Tip : Replace half of the amount of sweet potatoes with butternut squash.
For a festive touch, add some toasted gingerbread crumbs.
Serve with toasted wholemeal pitta.
 
Last edited:
  • Like
Reactions: Brian W and KLS52

shyvas

Super Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Jun 5, 2012
Reaction score
29,148
Location
Somewhere in the South
Lifestyle
  1. Other
I've started digging out some autumn recipes and this one is a winner. I subsituted the sweet potatoes with butternut squash.
I also drizzled some evo over the soup before serving it.
 

Wolfie

Practitioner
Joined
Jun 5, 2012
Reaction score
497
Looks awesome. Do you use canned coconut milk or the kind meant for drinking? I am guessing canned.
 

shyvas

Super Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Jun 5, 2012
Reaction score
29,148
Location
Somewhere in the South
Lifestyle
  1. Other
Yes, coconut milk not water. You can also use a substitute if you don't have any available i.e. non dairy milk.
 

shyvas

Super Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Jun 5, 2012
Reaction score
29,148
Location
Somewhere in the South
Lifestyle
  1. Other
i love sweet potato soup!! This sounds delicious, i've done a recipe before with butternut squash too..mm!

They both have a very similar taste and texture. You could use 1/2 bn squash and 1/2 sweet potatoes. Il love changing recipes !