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Spicy Carrot, Sweet Potato and Coconut Soup

Spicy Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup

I didn't expect much from this soup but it really packed a punch and I've been enjoying it for lunch this week as per the weekly meal plan. Baking the sweet potatoes in the oven before adding the soft flesh to the soup really helped with both the flavour and texture but it was the coconut milk that made it lovely and silky. The green chili (which I didn't de-seed before using) gave it a heady kick, but if you don't like a lot of heat you can just leave it out, or use half a de-seeded chili instead.


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Spicy Carrot, Sweet Potato and Coconut Soup
A winter warmer
Ingredients
  • 4 Sweet Potatoes, halved and flesh scored
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 1 Green Chili, chopped (I left the seeds in for added heat)
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic, chopped
  • 300g Carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 Litre Vegetable Stock
  • 1 Tin of Coconut Milk
  • Salt and Pepper
Instructions
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 200c/180fan and place the sweet potatoes on a baking tray. Put in the oven and bake for about 30 minutes until flesh is soft. Scoop the flesh out and set aside.Step 2: While the potatoes are baking you can get on with making the base of the soup. In a large pan, gently fry the onions, garlic, chili and carrots until soft - about 10 minutes.Step 3: Add the stock and sweet potato flesh and bring to a simmer. Finally add the tin of coconut milk, cook for a few minutes before blitzing with a stick blender to make it silky smooth
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 4 bowls

13 comments:

Jacqueline said...

That is my kind of soup Beth! Yum! Wish I had some for lunch. Don't even have the makings of it. Mind you I do have butternut squash, carrots and coconut milk.

Beth Sachs said...

Squash would be great Jac!

Lauren said...

Can it be frozen Beth? Looks amazing x

Beth Sachs said...

Yes Lauren, it will freeze for up to 3 months

Melksham Mum said...

Sounds great with either sweet potato or butternut squash! Am off to pop the coconut milk on my shopping list! x

Clare said...

Yum Yum Yum, I love any kind of soup with coconut. for me I think butternut squash, sweet potato and coconut... lush!

Maureen said...

how fantastic this soup sounds. I've never added coconut milk to soup and have never paired carrots and sweet potatoes in a soup. I'm WAY behind the times!

Looks wonderful.

Aarthi said...

Totally YUMMY

Aarthi
http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

Lynds said...

This is defintely my kind of soup!! Delicious. Im going shopping today so I think I'm going to have to buy the ingredients for this as it just looks too good! : )

Janice said...

I love sweet potato and it goes so well with coconut.

Melksham Mum said...

Mmmm just made this - It's blooming scrumptious! Thank you x

acca said...

Yay! Sweet potato and coconut milk are just the best friend ever. I love to have them combined. The coconut milk would give more taste and texture to sweet potato. Thanks for the recipe. Will try to add chili powder as I love the heat.
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forget_dieting said...

What an unusual combination. I love all the ingredients. Will have a go at this.