Sweet Potato Soup with Ginger and Coconut Milk

This silken Asian-inspired soup is one of the most interesting takes on chowder we’ve ever run across. Fresh ginger, lime, and coconut milk combine with beta carotene-rich sweet potatoes to make a zesty and healthful soup to take away the chill of early autumn.

Read the mouth-watering recipe for Curried Sweet Potato Chowder here:


1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
6 cups good-quality vegetable stock
4 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/4 cup light sour cream
1 1/2 teaspoons grated lime zest
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 cup chopped green onions
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
Fresh cilantro sprigs for optional garnish

1. In a large heavy-bottomed soup pot, heat the oil and saute ginger and garlic for 2 minutes or so, until tender. Add vegetable stock and sweet potato and bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer around 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until potato is tender.

2. Add coconut milk, sour cream, lime zest, and lime juice and heat thoroughly but do not boil.

3. Remove soup from heat and add green onions and chopped cilantro. Serve hot, garnished with optional cilantro sprigs, if desired.

Serves 6.

Inspired by a recipe in Southern Living Magazine.


Kathy T.
Kathy T.2 years ago

When is the curry powder added? It is in the ingredient list, but not the directions.

Julia Cabrera-Woscek

I can't wait to try it!

Sharon Stein
Sharon Stein2 years ago

I was skeptical..but its fab!Thanks!

Julie W.
Julie W.2 years ago

This is almost the same as the pumpkin soup I make, though I add a lot more sauteed onion - and I do puree it.

Shelli S.
Shelli S.2 years ago

Sweet Potato Soup, sounds yummy, without the Ginger and Coconut Milk though. Thanks

Kath P.
Kath P.3 years ago

Looks like a keeper. Thanks for adding to my lunch options.

TaylorIsAway BackSoon
Past Member 3 years ago

Another wonderful-looking recipe... thank you... will make this on a cold afternoon for lunch.

Magdika Cecilia Perez

will veganize - thank you

Dana W.
Dana W.3 years ago

Sound god - from the title I thought at first it would be a pureed soup.

devon leonard
Devon Leonard4 years ago

I love to read these recipes when I'm hungry..it's like visiting great restaurants in my mind...!! This one is reall making my mouth water..I like the ingredients and would like to make it...Thank you kindly..