Spicy Sweet Potato Soup - Better Than a Bought One

We’ve hit soup season here in my household and if you don’t like it well tough. That’s what is on offer so get slurping.

Miss 6 loves taking her super cute little pink thermos to school with a hot lunch. Mixing lunches up helps the boredem of daily school lunches for her and for myself. Who finds like they are on a hamster wheel every morning?? I sure do.I find MOST of the time it’s a winner and I get an empty lunchbox/thermos and a request for a repeat tomorrow.

The beauty with soup is that they are the perfect vehicle to hide extra ‘the not so great veges’ in for the smaller members of the family. I am always up for this. Deception never hurt anyone I say.This soup has a bit of a kick in it coming from the ginger and chilli so if it’s for the little ones just adjust to their tastes.

You will find the next day the soup thickens up in the fridge so if you fancy it a bit runnier just add a bit of extra stock, water or coconut milk to reach the consistency you are after.

I have included a Thermomix recipe for the first time so I hope I have got it right, please let me know if I am missing any vital parts to the recipe!

 

Ingredients

2 Cloves Garlic, crushed

1 Onion or 4 spring onions, roughly chopped

1 Large Knob of Ginger, grated, I will leave the amount up to you

2 Tablespoons Coconut oil

1 Large Sweet Potato ( Kumara for you Kiwis out there)  around 700-800gm, rough chop into smallish pieces

1 Can Coconut Milk

1 Fresh Kaffir Lime Leaf, sliced (if you can get them. If you can’t just leave it out)

1 Can Chickpeas drained

5ooml Vege Stock plus up to 100ml to loosen if too thick

1 heaped teaspoon Cumin

1 teaspoon Coriander

Pinch Cinnamon

Chilli Powder to taste

2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce

Salt and Pepper

Fresh coriander, I had about ¼ cup but again this is to taste

Juice of half a Lime

Method

Grab your stockpot or chosen soup-cooking vessel and pop it on to a medium heat. Melt the coconut oil and when hot add the onions, garlic and ginger.

Sauté for 5 mins without colouring the vege.

Add the spices and mix well allowing them to slightly toast. Maybe 1 minute.

Add the Sweet potato and mix this through the oniony combo.

Pour in the coconut milk, chickpeas, stock and lime leaf.

Bring to the boil then turn down to a simmer and pop the lid on and cook for 20 minutes or until the vege has softened up.

Season with the Soy, fresh coriander, salt and pepper and then pour the soup into a blender or like and blitz until you have a smooth consistency or if you like it a bit rough and chunky side don’t go as far.

Return to the heat, check seasoning and warm through.

 

Spicy Sweet Potato Soup - Better Than a Bought One

Thermomix Version

2 Cloves garlic

1 Onion or 4 Spring Onions, roughly chopped

1 large Knob of Ginger, I will leave the amount up to you

2 Tablespoons Coconut oil

1 Large Sweet Potato (Kumara for all you Kiwis out there) around 700-800gm, rough chop

1 Can Coconut Milk

1 Fresh Kaffir Lime Leaf (if you can get them. If you can’t just leave it out)

1 Can Chickpeas drained

5oogm Vege Stock plus up to 100gm to loosen if too thick

1 heaped teaspoon Cumin

1 teaspoon Coriander

Pinch Cinnamon

Chilli Powder to taste

2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce

Salt and Pepper

Fresh coriander, I had about ¼ cup but again this is to taste

Juice of half a lime

Method

In your TMX bowl add the onion, garlic and ginger.

Chop speed 5, 5 seconds.

Scrape the sides and then add 25gm coconut oil.

Sauté for 3 ½ minutes, 100*c, speed 1.

Add the sweet potato and lime leaf, chop speed 7, 20 seconds.

Add the coconut milk, chickpeas, stock, cumin, coriander, cinnamon and chilli.

Cook 25 minutes, 100*c, speed 1.

Add the fresh coriander, soy sauce, salt and pepper and lime juice.

Blend 1 minute, speed 5 increasing to 8 if you want a smooth soup. If you want it chunky check it half way through blending.

 

Spicy Sweet Potato Soup - Better Than a Bought One

Now I didn’t feel like any bread with my soup so instead I had some rice noodles in the pantry. Cook these as the packet directs and pop them in a deep soup bowl and then ladle over the hot soup! If you are feeling fancy garnish with some fresh coriander and a wedge of lime

Perfect, complete meal and very warming.

Enjoy!

See you at the next recipe, until then..

Remember be inspired and keep cooking like it’s ‘better than a bought one’

Liv x