Sweet Potato Coconut Soup

Foodista Cookbook Entry

Category: Soups & Salads | Blog URL: http://www.thedailydietribe.com/2009/11/sweet-potato-coconut-soup.html

This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.


4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1/3 cup coconut milk
1 carrot, sliced
2 stalks celery, sliced
1 garlic clove, diced
3 inches small sweet potatoes, baked and cut bite sized chunks (I buy organic, which are pretty small, but it's
1/2 in. slice ginger, grated
1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
handful of pea shoots to garnish
red pepper flakes to taste (optional)
hot sauce to taste (optional)


Spray a soup pan with cooking spray. Over medium heat, add the carrots, celery, and garlic, and saute about 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add the ginger into the soup. Immediately pour the chicken broth in so the ginger doesn't burn. Add the sweet potatoes and stir once.
Raise the heat and allow the soup to come to a boil. Once it begins to boil, turn the heat down to low and simmer 5 minutes.
Add the coconut milk and stir. Simmer another 10 minutes.
Take off the heat and pour into individual bowls. *Garnish each bowl with chopped pea shoots and red pepper flakes. Add a dash of hot sauce, or more if you like it hot.


Juanita's picture

Love the curry-sweet potato-coconut milk combo!


I started my day off on the wrong foot by making pancakes from a mix that I didn't end up liking. Then, to add insult to injury, I ate too many of the pancakes and felt uncomfortably full. Why eat so many when I didn't even like them in the first place? I don't know. Sometimes my brain malfunctions when in the presence of carbs. I added peanut butter, sliced banana, and jelly to the pancakes to cover the lack of taste, so that may have had something to do with my continuing to eat them. Either way, I ended up with an upset stomach all day. I didn't even eat lunch (which is not like me at all) and ended up just having a green smoothie in the afternoon. By dinner time, my appetite was beginning to come back, but I wanted something light and nourishing to soothe my stomach. This Sweet Potato Coconut Soup was something I'd been creating in my head since I saw Linda's Creamy Vegetable Soup last week. It's a sweet soup, but a dash of hot sauce counters the flavor and gives it a tangy edge.




Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 8:31pm


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