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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pampanella's picture
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Easy to make, quick, and tastes great! Have made about four times now as it was such a big hit!

lambsy1's picture

Awesome and so easy to do!

sarahlizzy's picture
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Really tasty and ready in minutes! I used a bit more curry paste than stated and served with naan bread. Filling enough for supper. I thought my husband was going to complain about soup for tea but he loved it!

sarahlizzy's picture
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Really tasty and ready in minutes! I used a bit more curry paste than stated and served with naan bread. Filling enough for supper. I thought my husband was going to complain about soup for tea but he loved it!

lenithac's picture
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Super fast and very tasty!

charlotte-food1's picture
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superb soup, full of richness , flavour and depth. a great alternative to the usual veggie or tomato soup and took 10 minutes to make.

dnb1337's picture
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This soup is so Nice, The texture is perfect giving a lasting taste sensation and yet amazingly not to filling. I made using approx 2 kg Potatoes, 4 table spoons red thai paste, and whole tin of reduced fat cocconut milk,

I would like to freeze this but am unsure because of the coconut milk, Does anyone knopw if it's frezzable?

christywhisty's picture

Lovely recipe, buit not sure how anything that involves lots of grating could be called speedy!
I just cut the potato into chunks and cooked a few minutes longer, much quicker!

andrewc1960's picture

Great soup- very quick and simple . Proves that you dont always need long lists of ingrediants . A winner . Double up the coconut though for a creamier taste and careful with the authentic Thai paste dont be tempted to be too generous .

sarahchurchill's picture
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I was very excited to make and try this soup, as I love sweet potato and I love coconut flavours, and I was impressed, especially with dunking a naan bread in! I did find I had to season mine quite well though, as something just felt slightly lacking, but I think I may have overdone the coconut milk ( i used half a can) and uderdone the green curry paste ( i used 1tsp),so will alter quantites next time. Well worth it though, and a pleaser to kids too as its sweet and mild.

rebecca1july's picture
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I used red curry and I think that I may have overdone it slightly it was still very tasty

daviesx4's picture

Lovely flavours. I used Sainsbuys red Thai curry paste and half a block of Blue Dragon creamed coconut A 5 star winner in this household.

rmellor18's picture
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Very nice, tasted similar to carrot and coriander!

michela7's picture
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Absolutely loved it!!!!

wildeyes12765's picture
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have to say ....Beautiful soup...will certainly be making it again!!!

43160225's picture
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One of my favourite soup recipes perfect for taking to work for a filling and tasty lunch

lilymayrose's picture
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I've just cooked this and will most probably make it again if I have sweet potatoes to use up. Although I used the exact ingredients stated, my version turned out a beautiful rich orange in colour, and required a half a tin of coconut milk for it to be evident in the soup... also needed a good pinch of salt.

erinkirby's picture
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A really lovely warming soup, I used green Thai curry paste although I would have preferred to use red, but green was all I had in the fridge and it worked a treat anyway. I added quite a lot more paste, about 4 heaped tsp, because I like my food spicy. It made perfect lunches at work throughout the week.

seward's picture
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A really deep flavour, it will warm the cockles of your heart !

joannawatson's picture
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Absolutely delicious. I chunked the sweet potato which worked fine as I blended it. Added a bit more paste to give a bit more of a kick. I also made the flat breads which turned out well. Definitely one to make again.

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