Speedy sweet potato soup with coconut

Speedy sweet potato soup with coconut

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins

Easy

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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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped

    Onion

    un-yun

    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…

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.

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Comments (107)

sambatchelor's picture
5

Really lovely soup, great flavour and you could make this as hot or mild as you like. Served five rather than four and it really fills you up. Great standby dish that you can knock together with no fuss at all.

cloner's picture
5

Brilliant recipe but can you freeze it?

james007's picture
5

Fantastic soup, used some fresh ginger. Chopped the sweet potato, no need to grate. The texture is lovely and soup very warming. Will be making again and again.

katie872's picture

this soup is lush!!!

lmumju's picture
5

Really tasty soup and so quick - I did not bother grating the sweet potato I just chopped into small chunks and only took a few mins longer. I served with flatbreads and was lovely.

juliebahrain's picture
5

Excellent soup! Enjoyed by all.

fleabag433's picture

Really tasty recipe, I added a little thai fish sauce and some cooked noodles tomake it more like a main meal, would also consider adding some cooked prawns next time.

louche_boy's picture

Fab soup. Don't bother grating, just cook chunks longer. I used a fair bit of green curry paste - very nice.

Also made the flatbreads to go with which I was a bit dubous about, but actually turns out rather well.

For a finer consistency i sieved after blending. Glorious!

kingy1978's picture

I'm gonna make it tonight Mmmmmmmm

caroleharding's picture

This was absolutely fantastic, very quick, very tasty and filled us all up nicely. The portions were generous too

bonney-blythe's picture
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This went down a treat with the family. I used a carton of coconut cream as it was in the cupboard and it worked well. I'll make it again and next time I'll chop rather than grate the sweet potato it's less hard work!

pamphletboy's picture

Nicest soup ever! I used a yam instead, 3tsp of curry paste and had to add salt!

emmabryce2's picture
5

I have made this loads of times and it's always turned out lovely. I don't bother grating (too much like hard work) so I cut the sweet potato into chunks and leave to cook for longer.

thegoddess_ca's picture

I made this using carrots instead of sweet potatoes (bit of a last-minute dinner emergency), and it was lovely. I had red curry paste, and the amount of heat was perfect. I served it with warm homemade bread, and the whole family enjoyed it. Can't wait to try it with sweet potatoes now!

jaxzmusic's picture
5

Fantastic - really lovely soup :) x

tinton's picture
5

simple to make, put a swirl of coconut milk in before serving instead of the chopped coriander, perfect with naan bread, will make again

stephjeff's picture

Lovely, tasty soup. Very impressed.
I agree that it has a korma flavour to it.
Will definately make again

jacquelinehanson's picture
5

Very tasty and simple to make. I chunked rather than grated the sweet potatoes and cooked until tender.

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