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Amazingly Quick and Healthy Sweet Potato Soup

This Sweet Potato Soup is so damn good that not one, but TWO people with peanut allergies couldn’t resist having a bowl after they witnessed it being cooked. 
Course Soup
Cuisine Vegan
Time 30 minutes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 334kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 bell pepper, red (yellow or red go well but any will do)
  • 2 cloves garlic (2 cloves = 1 tsp dried garlic)
  • 0.7 inches ginger, fresh (0.7 inches = 2 cm = 1 tsp dried ginger)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 large sweet potato (approx 300 g/ 10 oz each; a total of 2.5 cups chopped)
  • ½ cup tomato puree
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce (low sodium if necessary)
  • 2 tbsp vinegar (lemon juice can also be used)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ lime (juiced)
  • peanuts (to garnish)
  • ¼ cup cilantro/coriander, fresh (Or other fresh herbs: go a bit wild with them - make it your signature dish by throwing in any and all of the following herbs that you have: basil, parsley, coriander, oregano

Instructions

  • Dice the onions and throw them into the oil in a pot on low to medium heat. Let the onion cook slowly for about five minutes - it should begin to turn clear.
  • Peel and the chop the sweet potatoes into cubes.
  • Dice the bell pepper, garlic and ginger and add to the pot. If you’re using dried herbs, add them now. Add the cinnamon and cayenne pepper too. Cook for another two minutes and then add the peanut butter, soy sauce, vinegar and tomato.
  • Add a splash of broth and stir well.
  • Chuck in the sweet potatoes and rest of the broth, and simmer on a medium heat. If you’re using fresh herbs, add them now. Stir occasionally and after 10-15 minutes check the sweet potatoes are soft (poke one with a knife and it should slide in).
  • Season with salt and pepper, maple syrup and lime juice and give another stir. If you used a cinnamon stick then fish it out now.
  • Using a hand liquidiser or (blender if you don’t have one), give the soup a blend. That’s it - done!
  • Garnish with peanuts and serve with a side if wanted - fresh bread is an obvious choice!

Notes

IF YOU LIKED THIS RECIPE: then make sure you check this compilation of our favourite sweet potato dishes! Or if it’s a soup you fancy then you can pull out the stops to impress with this 20 minute Red Onion Soup. So tasty it’ll make you cry. In a good way.
INTERESTING: Ever wanted to know when to use fresh herbs and when to use dried herbs? This article helps you out!

Nutrition

Serving: 481g | Calories: 334kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1.9g | Sodium: 983mg | Potassium: 1031mg | Fiber: 8.8g | Sugar: 19.5g | Vitamin A: 22600IU | Vitamin C: 71mg | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 3.8mg