Sweet potato soup with coconut milk. Easy, healthy, vegan, paleo. So incredibly complex, rich, and velvety smooth you’ll go wobbly in the knees. So ridiculously simple you’ll want to make it a weeknight staple.
This sweet potato soup with coconut milk melds the natural sweetness of sweet potatoes and maple syrup with the zingy jolt of ginger and lime juice. What results is complex, rich, and velvety smooth. And it’s easy, healthy, and creamy as can be. Everything in balance. Exceptionally little time or effort.–Angie Zoobkoff
Sweet Potato Soup
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- 30 M
- 1 H
- Serves 8
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This sweet potato soup is a beautiful, simple, and lovely vegan soup (the vegan part is a bonus—you can easily share this with vegans as well as omnivores!). The ginger can be as bright as you like—interpret the 3 1/4-inch-long piece of ginger as a thick slice and you’ll get a full gingery accent, use a thinner slice and you can be more gentle. You can control the salt either by using less tamari or a low-sodium tamari. The whole soup comes together in about an hour and you get a velvety smooth soup. It would be perfectly suited to serving as a first course or a main or as a party appetizer in demitasse servings. Besides a drizzle of coconut milk, I added a thin swirl of balsamic.
This sweet potato soup is a warm and comforting soup for cold snowy days. It’s easy enough to make for a weeknight meal. Cooking times were pretty much on point and the hands-on work is just peeling and chopping. After puréeing, the soup was rich and velvety. The taste of ginger was fresh and there was a rich note from the tamari. The maple provided a nice sweetness. I don't think there is anything I would change about this recipe.
This sweet potato soup makes an easy, simple soup that gets a lot of flavor out of minimal ingredients. The hefty amount of ginger is the key here—it adds a spiciness and heat and more complexity that you might think. The cooking instructions work perfectly. The resulting soup is a fairly thin one, and if you want to bulk it up, some cooked noodles or rice could be added.
As usual, I was wrong. I prejudged this recipe and thought I would absolutely hate it. I was wrong. Somehow, ingredients like ginger, sweet potatoes, lime, and tamari all come together and produce something that tastes absolutely amazing! The soup is light, sweet, and spicy all at the same time. It comes together easily and is a must on those cold and sick days. When I first tasted the soup, I was experiencing stomach upset, but it was so good and soothing that I had 2 bowls! If you want something delicious and homemade that’s both satisfying and healing, please consider making this recipe for your next meal. Next time, I make this soup, I’ll keep it in the chunky form without blending it and add some more vegetables as I like a little heft to my soups.
The makings of this sweet potato soup include ingredients that we generally have on hand which made this recipe attractive to us on a weeknight. This is a simple and satisfying soup, ready to serve in about an hour. The flavor is deep and rich and we will make it again, but perhaps without the maple since the sweet potatoes made the soup plenty sweet for our taste. The lime juice is important.