Speedy sweet potato soup with coconut

Speedy sweet potato soup with coconut

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins


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

  • Easily halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal240
  • fat6g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs45g
  • sugars15g
  • fibre6g
  • protein4g
  • salt0.56g
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  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1-2 tsp Thai curry paste, red or green

    Thai curry paste

    Many Thai and Thai-inspired dishes start with a highly flavoured paste. These are made from a…

  • 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 potato, grated

    Sweet potato

    sweet po-tate-toe

    Sweet potatoes have a creamy texture and a sweet-spicy flavour that makes them ideal for savoury…


  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.

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Comments (107)

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

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

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

Very nice, tasted similar to carrot and coriander!

michela7's picture

Absolutely loved it!!!!

wildeyes12765's picture

have to say ....Beautiful soup...will certainly be making it again!!!

43160225's picture

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

lilymayrose's picture

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

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

A really deep flavour, it will warm the cockles of your heart !

joannawatson's picture

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.

bvarone's picture

A wonderful mix of sweet and spicy. Very easy to make.

theathwareing's picture

Great soup, it will be one that I will make again and again. I added more curry paste to make it abit more spicy.

pollyrocket's picture

Gorgeous soup. Easy to make and lovely to eat as well. I added more red thai curry paste than the recipe suggested but then I like food quite spicy. I've also tried it with parsnips instead of seet potato and green curry paste, lovely!!!

samberlin's picture

Delicious! Also didn't grate, but cooked chunks for 10' instead - worked fine. Will definitely make this again.

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yummyfw's picture

Lovely Soup! really easy to make and everyone loved it. I even won the vote for best dish at our monthly pot-luck supper with it! My aunt made it with carrot and that was also very nice. The Tai Pesto makes a very good addition to it.

hmmm..... Just realised that the one I'm talking about is very slightly different to this one as it didn't call for the sweet potato to be grated just chopped, maybe that's what makes this one 'speedy' mine was in a recent edition of the magazine with a tai pesto......

sola1980's picture

great, made this 3 times now

bethmaclellan's picture

I diced the potatoes, they cooked quickly. I thought it tasted delicious. My 4 year old daughter initially refused to taste this but when she did she said it was lovely and demanded a bowl of her own!


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