curried sweet potato soup

Curried Sweet Potato Soup / loveandlemons.com

Thank you all so much for the sweet birthday wishes yesterday. I had a great day, although today is even better because the sun is shining for the first time in 3 days.. (I know, I’m so spoiled living where I do). Dreary weather just gets me so down…

Curried Sweet Potato Soup / loveandlemons.com

But it takes a few gloomy days to feel grateful for the gorgeous days… and if it weren’t for the occasional grey sky, I probably wouldn’t make as much soup as I do.

We’ve been eating this one all week. It’s so hearty, warming and surprisingly easy. We’ve got just over a month of winter left to go (in our world), and I’m pretty sure this recipe will help get us through it…

curried sweet potato soup

Yield: serves 3-4 as a main, 4-6 as a side

curried sweet potato soup

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoons madras curry powder
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, chopped into cubes
  • 1/2 cup peas (can be frozen)
  • 1 can lite coconut milk (2 cups)
  • 2-4 cups veggie broth (less for a thicker consistency, more for thicker)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • squeeze of one juicy lime
  • a few handfuls of spinach
  • salt
  • handful of chopped cilantro, for garnish
  • a few pinches of red pepper flakes

Instructions

  1. In a large pot, heat coconut oil. Add onion and some salt salt. Cook, stirring, until it becomes translucent. (about 5 minutes). Add curry powder and garlic and cook for another 30 seconds (don’t let either burn).
  2. Add a good squeeze of lime, coconut milk, broth, chopped sweet potatoes, brown sugar and a little more salt. Turn heat down and simmer, covered, until the sweet potatoes are soft (20-30 minutes).
  3. Stir in the peas and spinach and cook for just another minute or two.
  4. Taste and adjust seasonings, adding a few pinches of red pepper flakes if you want it a little spicy.
  5. Top with cilantro and serve with naan bread on the side.
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29 comments

  1. love winter soups and definitely cannot wait to give this one a try—and i love that pale blue dutch oven so much :)

  2. Gorgeous! I love the colour soooo much. Can’t wait to try :)

  3. Emily on said:

    Seriously, I love living in Austin. I don’t know what I would do if I lived somewhere grey and cold… but this soup looks great for our rare icky days!

  4. James from dayoldnews.com on said:

    Happy belated birthday!! This looks delish as always. Can’t wait to try!

  5. Jen from wholelifetolive.com on said:

    J-
    This soup looks amazing! I’m here in Austin as well and would have loved a bowl of this soup this past week. I’ve been on a curry/sweet potato/lentil kick this winter so this fits the bill.
    Happy belated :)

  6. Hollie from grabaspoonblog.wordpress.com on said:

    This is the most delicious soup!!

  7. Becky from coffeeandlovenotes.com on said:

    Looks good! I love colorful food~

  8. Lauren from gourmetveggiemama.com on said:

    Call me crazy, but I was actually a little bummed today wasn’t another rainy day… at first. I do love a good storm, and it’s lovely to have an excuse to make soup. The gorgeous weather did eventually wear me down though — it’s great to be able to play outside again.

  9. sarah from honeyandlimes.wordpress.com on said:

    how pretty! looking forward to making this next week. anything w/squash is perfect for january (and the cold weather). happy belated birthday!

  10. Ashley from edibleperspective.com on said:

    This soup. Yes please. Right now. This looks fantastic!

  11. narf7 on said:

    Here in Tasmania, Australia I am lusting after winter. Anyone want to swap? I could go a few days of snow and being able to light Brunhilda our big 4 oven wood burning stove and set a pot of this lovely soup over her convivial warmth…it all seems so romantic and delicious from the middle of summer :)

    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com on said:

      I heard about your hot summer this year! (I’ll swap… summer is my favorite) :)

  12. Courtney Jones from thefigtree.blogspot.com on said:

    A soup like this is exactly what I need right now to warm up and get cozy. We had a blizzard last night and I cannot think of a better way to survive the continued chilly weather than with this soup. Yum! :)

  13. The soup sounds good and looks so pretty! I love winter mostly because it means soup time.

  14. Stacy on said:

    The cold came back today– and this soup was perfect for it! We added a healthy dose of red pepper to the grown-up’s bowls and it was delicious!

  15. Kellie from ditchingthesugar.blogspot.com.au on said:

    Wow thanks for the recipe – I just made it for dinner tonight and it was devine. Thanks again

    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com on said:

      Hi Kellie, glad you liked it!

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  22. Samantha on said:

    I tried this recipe out tonight and it was amazing!! Thanks!

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  24. Sarah on said:

    This was so good!! I roasted the cubed sweet potatoes in the oven before adding to the soup. Definitely easy enough for a weeknight meal.

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