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Vegan Sweet Potato & Coconut milk Soup


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2 tbs olive oil
1 zest and juice of a lime or lemon
1 tps grated fresh ginger
1 medium sized chopped onion
1 clove garlic chopped
1 small chilli (desseded) chopped
1 kg sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
400 g coconut milk
800 ml vegetable stock or water
1 bay leaf
salt and pepper
Toasted slivered almonds

Cook the chopped onion, ginger and chilli in the oil, stirring until softened for
a few minutes. Add the diced sweet potatoes and garlic. Stir and cook for another
3-4 minutes. Cover(reduce the heat) and continue cooking for a furthr 7-9 minutes.
Add the lime/lemon juice, coconut milk, stock/water and bay leaf. Season with salt.
Cove and simmer for approx.10-15 mins until the potatoes are cooked.
Discard the bay leaf.
Put aside a cup or two of the stock. Blend the ingredinets in a FP or blender.
Adjust the seasoning and add more stock if needed.
Sprinkle some toasted slivered almonds and a drizzle of pumkin oil before
Tip : Replace half of the amount of sweet potatoes with butternut squash.
For a festive touch, add some toasted gingerbread crumbs.
Serve with toasted wholemeal pitta.
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I've started digging out some autumn recipes and this one is a winner. I subsituted the sweet potatoes with butternut squash.
I also drizzled some evo over the soup before serving it.


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That looks amazing; I can imagine the taste, yum! I'm going to make this soup soon. :)
It is very tasty and freezes well.

Just one tip, beware of the chilli as it really does give a lot of heat. I usually
use a 1/3 and freeze the rest.


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Looks awesome. Do you use canned coconut milk or the kind meant for drinking? I am guessing canned.


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Yes, coconut milk not water. You can also use a substitute if you don't have any available i.e. non dairy milk.


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i love sweet potato soup!! This sounds delicious, i've done a recipe before with butternut squash too..mm!


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i love sweet potato soup!! This sounds delicious, i've done a recipe before with butternut squash too..mm!
They both have a very similar taste and texture. You could use 1/2 bn squash and 1/2 sweet potatoes. Il love changing recipes !