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Sweet Potato Soup with Ginger and Coconut Milk

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.

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Inspired by a recipe in Southern Living Magazine.

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7:56AM PDT on Oct 12, 2014

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

10:24AM PDT on Sep 28, 2014

I can't wait to try it!

9:24AM PDT on Sep 28, 2014

I was skeptical..but its fab!Thanks!

2:46AM PDT on Sep 28, 2014

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

8:36PM PDT on Sep 27, 2014

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

6:16AM PDT on Oct 20, 2013

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

3:44PM PDT on Oct 19, 2013

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

11:35PM PDT on Apr 22, 2013

will veganize - thank you

6:42PM PST on Dec 28, 2012

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

1:08PM PDT on Jul 15, 2012

I love to read these recipes when I'm'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..

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