Friday, 28 February 2014

African sweet potato soup

Packed to bursting with flavour... this soup is awesome!
As you may have noticed I am a huge fan of soup. It ticks so many boxes for me - easy to prepare, healthy, purse-friendly and, above all, delicious. I am always on the look out for new soup recipes and when I stumbled across this recipe for African sweet potato soup I was very intrigued. Turns out it is one of the most flavour-packed soups ever... To the tune of 'Everything is AWESOME!!' from the Lego movie, altogether now,  This soup is AWESOME..... 

PS: I have shared a new Spinach soup recipe on my Facebook page this week - be sure to pay a visit!

Serves 4-5
Based on this recipe from
1 large onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 tsp cumin seeds (or ground cumin)
1/2 tsp chilli flakes
2 tsp finely grated fresh ginger
1 tsp sugar
3  large sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 large parsnip, peeled and cubed
1 red pepper, de-seeded and chopped
1 x 400g | 14oz can chopped tomatoes
900ml  | 4 cups hot vegetable stock
2-3 tbsp smooth peanut butter
Salt and pepper to season
1-2 tbsp olive oil to fry

  1. Heat the oil in a large pot and add the cumin seeds, chilli flakes and ginger. Fry for a minute then add the onion, garlic and sugar stirring for a few minutes over medium-low heat until onion is soft.
  2. Add the sweet potato, parsnip and tomatoes and stir for a couple of minutes.
  3. Add the stock, bring to the boil and then simmer for about 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  4. Pulse the soup in a blender (in batches if needed) until smooth. Return to the pot then stir in the peanut butter. Check the seasoning and serve with a sprinkling of chilli flakes and a drizzle of oil.

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  1. The soup looks so tasty and packed with flavours!

  2. This soup makes me happy we might have winter weather tomorrow in March in TX!

  3. I think I'll have to try this soup. I'm not a fan of sweet potatoes baked so I should try them in a soup like this instead! Perfect!

  4. Looks so tasty. Almost can't wait until winter again to try it.