Creamy Sweet Potato Soup

Creamy Sweet Potato Soup
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion (1 small onion)
  • 1 cup chopped carrots (1 large carrot)
  • 4 cups peeled and chopped sweet potatoes (2 small-medium sweet potatoes)
  • ½ tsp ground ginger / 1 tsp fresh minced ginger
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 4 cups low sodium vegetable stock (or 2 vegetable stock cubes with 4 cups of water)
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 tbs fresh lemon juice
  • optional: cayenne or red pepper flakes, to taste
  1. Prepare all of the vegetables. Heat the olive oil in a medium sized pot on medium-low heat. Add in the onions and cook until they start to become translucent (1 or 2 minutes). Add in the carrots and the sweet potato and cook for about 4-6 more minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add in the ginger, cumin and curry powder. Next add in the vegetable stock, coconut milk and lemon juice and bring to a bowl. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for around 20-25 minutes.
  3. Allow to cool slightly and then add into a blender and blend until smooth. Sprinkle with ground black pepper when serving. You may also like to add a spoonful of vegan sour cream* or yogurt on top.
Vegan Sour Cream
  • 1 package of silken firm tofu
  • 1 tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 5 tsps fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp agave nectar / vegan sugar / xylitol
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • optional: bit of garlic powder and/or dill + cayenne if you enjoy spiciness
  1. Blend all the ingredients. Use a spatula to scrape the sides of your blender to ensure that everything gets evenly blended. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.




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  1. Geez Clare, do you realize that in my search for more creative ways to include sweet potatoes into my diet, that your recipe here rates a “tempting factor” of ELEVEN??
    Thanks for this wonderfully creative idea, your photos have me wanting to try this tonight!

  2. Hey ….one final thought, I just read your short bio…
    I graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with my BFA in Photographic Illustration in 1975.
    Yes, I guess I do have some miles on my odometer.
    But I just wanted to stop back and wish you the best of luck.
    I remember visiting Ryerson’s Film dept in Toronto very well, in that wonderful decade of the 70’s!
    Steven, now in Hollywood Florida.

  3. Ooh yay! Happy to hear it Steven. It really is a delicious soup. :o) And it rates a Spinal Tap ELEVEN!? Pretty awesome rating.

  4. Oh, very cool! 🙂 Thanks for checkin out my bio! Take care Steven, happy holidays –Clare

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  7. I just tried this recipe. Super easy and really delicious!!!!! Thank you

  8. Yay I’m so happy you enjoyed it! Thanks for letting me know 🙂 Cheers –Clare

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