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.


Jetana A
Jetana A3 months ago

Gotta get limes, then I'm definitely going to make this.

Sonia M

Thanks for sharing

Patty Langford
Patty Langfordabout a year ago

love sweet potatoes! tyfs

Elena P
Elena Poensgen2 years ago

Thank you

Elena P
Elena Poensgen2 years ago

Thank you

Kathy T.
Kathy T.4 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 Stein4 years ago

I was skeptical..but its fab!Thanks!

Julie W.
Julie W4 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 S4 years ago

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