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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colbert's picture
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Really tasty, like some of the others, I was born minus a desire for grating - so cut the sweet potato into chunks and let it cook that bit longer! Just as tasty!

laurabee's picture
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Brilliant soup - fast, tasty and easy to make. Didn't bother grating the potato, just diced it to make this even easier!

karenian's picture
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Oops forgot to rate!!

karenian's picture
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Made this for lunch, used red thai paste and added extra. Delicious and very simple. Will make again.

ladybonita2012's picture

Fantastic. Easy and incredibly tasty. A perfect starter or light supper. Will be making this as a freezer staple. I used a combination of small grated Sweet Potato and large grated - it gave the soup more bite.

deb3052's picture
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Really simple and delicous. I didn't bother to grate the sweet potatoe and used a tikka paste instead of thai paste and its still good. Big thumbs up from me.

jrd1987's picture

Very smooth, satisfying and tasty soup. Next time I want to try using just water instead of stock, as it was quite salty.

catwos5's picture

Loved this very tasty, quick and easy soup which is worthy of serving to the mother in law!

happydays95's picture
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Brilliant soup... different and tasty, didn't grate the sweet potato,(due to lots of comments..) cut up into small chunks, so much easier..mine turned out much "oranger" than the picture, more the colour of homemade tomato soup, still a very tasty soup, will be making more of this in the future. Defo needed 2 teaspoons of green Thai paste.

spangi's picture
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Made this for tonight, but could eat it all already! Tastes great!

karenjohnson23's picture
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Great soup and would have served 6 rather than 4. First chopped onion in processor and then grated potatoes in processor, same bowl so very little washing up, all done in next to no time. It really is speedy but tasty too.

smurffiss's picture
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Gorgeous yummy soup, I don't grate tho, just chop and cook longer as others suggested!

LauraTerry's picture
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Once again, a fab soup from BBC Good Food. It's a blustery, cold, freezing rain kind of day here in Ontario, and this soup totally hit the spot. I doubled the recipe, as I usually do (put some away in the deep freeze), and added ginger and garlic. The coconut cream made it rich and creamy. Made a batch of corn bread, warm out of the oven. Yummy! A hit with the family.

lilygrace6493's picture
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Brilliant recipe, added slightly more paste than recommended because we like it spicy. The only hassle is grating the potatoes but it is SO worth it! Ready in no time and tastes delicious.

pinkice's picture

This soup is gorgeous. I didn't have any curry paste so I used lazy ginger paste instead. I too, cut the sweet potato into chunks and cooked it in the microwave, much quicker and since I haven't tried it the conventional way I can't say if it tasted any better.

wizzbang82's picture
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Lovely recipe- I was looking for a simple soup recipe, as I'm new to cooking them. I like the flavours, but I think it needs another teaspoon of curry paste (I used red) and some seasoning. I am going to try this as an alternative to a korma sauce, it's so delicious :) I also used dried coriander and it worked just fine- put in two generous teaspoons full.

dom321's picture

Gorgeous...nice and sweet, aromatic and with a wee bit of a kick thanks to the curry paste (I used Thai Green this time). Don't bother with grating the sweet potato, just chop into chunks as it all gets whizzed up at the end!

struth42's picture
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Gorgeous! I didn't grate the sweet potatoes - life's too short, just chunked them and quickly blitzed the whole thing when cooked.

sarahdenman's picture

Great soup, went down great with the family. Its a bit like Chicken Korma with a subtly kick! You could even use it as a sauce over chicken with some rice!

vespa007's picture
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Very nice soup. Used the food processor to deal with the onions and sweet potatoes.

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