Speedy sweet potato soup with coconut

Speedy sweet potato soup with coconut

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

A soup that's ready in 20 minutes - yes, it's that quick. So put that tin opener away

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Easily halved
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
240
protein
4g
carbs
45g
fat
6g
saturates
3g
fibre
6g
sugar
15g
salt
0.56g

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1-2 tsp Thai curry paste, red or green
  • 1l vegetable stock
  • half sachet creamed coconut (or ¼ can reduced-fat coconut milk)
  • handful coriander, roughly chopped
  • mini naan bread, to serve
  • 750g sweet potatoes, grated

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Method

  1. Heat the oil in a deep saucepan, then soften the onion for 4-5 mins. Stir in the curry paste and cook for 1 min more until fragrant. Add the grated sweet potato and stock, then bring quickly to the boil, simmering for 5 mins until the potato is tender.
  2. Remove the soup from the heat, stir in the coconut and seasoning, then cool briefly before whizzing with a stick blender until smooth. Sprinkle with coriander and serve with warm naan breads.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2008

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choccylab's picture
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Absolutely delicious. Very easy and quick. I followed the recipe to the letter, following the advice on here not to bother grating the potatoes, rather dicing them. Worked brilliantly. Perfect warming soup for a winter's evening.

jasmincharlotte's picture
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Really delicious! I chopped the sweet potato into chunks rather than grated and bubbled it away for 15 minutes instead. I also added some garlic, some chilli powder and lots of black pepper to add some extra warmth.

anniejackson's picture
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Just remembered this fantastic recipe! I use a food processor to chop the onion and grate the potatoes so it couldn't be easier.

LouBeare's picture

In what world does this take 20 minutes to cook?! Took me 20 minutes just to grate the potatoes - don't bother, just chop them into small chunks and simmer for 10-15 minutes more.

WB's picture
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I don't think you can really go wrong with this great soup. As long as you have that lovely combination of sweet potato, coconut and spice, it'll work. I've made it various times with whatever spice pastes are lurking in the fridge if I haven't got green curry available, plus splodges of mango chutney etc. You can really play around with the level of spicing, type of coconut milk/cream and the consistency to suit yourself. As others have commented, don't ever bother grating the sweet potato, (why would anyone go to that trouble for veg destined for the blender??), just chop, cook till tender and whizz.

bootygirl's picture
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Really yummy. Following comments on here I reduced the stock by 100ml but it was still a thick soup, will use full amount next time. Great little recipe, very quick with a food processor.

doodlefi's picture

Absolutely delicious soup! If you don't have a food processor don't attempt to grate the sweet potatoes by hand - total nightmare - just chop them into small pieces and cook for 10-15 minutes longer :-).

mcmahon81's picture

Love this soup! Have made it many times now and it never fails. It's really easy, quick and full of flavour. I don't use as much stock as I like a thicker soup but otherwise I've no other tips for it. Occasionally throw in some carrot and garlic too for added flavour. Defo a winner in our household

zicob's picture
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Lovely! Used coconut milk powder made into cream, extra red curry paste, chicken stock and blended the coriander too.

eskrimadiva's picture

Absolutely delicious! Husband swore he didn't like sweet potatoes....he's a convert!!!

km0163's picture

Loved this, very easy to make, and full of flavour! I did give up on grating the sweet potatoes as my grater is rubbish. I grated around half and finely sliced the remainder, checking the potato was tender before adding the milk and seasoning! Will definitely be making this again!

jjamz's picture

Love this soup, very easy to make.. added chilli flakes for a little kick.

nicola.keeble's picture

Very tasty with a definite kick depending on how much paste you used. I did use nearly a whole can of full fat coconut milk and used part chicken/part vegetable stock. I disagree with the length of time to prep because preparing the potato and grating it took 10 minutes. Will definitely make again!!

ab30parslass's picture

Very tasty with a little kick ;) easy to make

lriley90's picture

Made this last week and it was really very nice. Added some butternut squash and extra curry paste for an additional kick. Tasted very complex & everyone loved it. Froze well too. Will be making again very soon.

johnnybakewell's picture

A really easy and tasty soup so quick to make thanks

bazouteast's picture

Soups don't come any simpler or more delicious. I had no Thai Curry paste so I used Chipotle Chilli Paste (from Sainsburys) which adds a spice and glorious smokey flavour which compliments the sweet potato really well. Oh - and the soup freezes just fine, so you can make a bucketfull.

caromann's picture
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After the initial time spent grating the potatoes it was quick and easy to make. It tasted lovely too and my guests had seconds.

sadiebottrell's picture
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Just made this and hubby and I have practically eaten the lot already! So yummy and very easy to make, an absolute winner, will be making again very soon

ange161's picture
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Fabulous quick weekend lunch-kids and husband loved and they don't even like soup!!

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