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!
Based on this recipe from Food.com
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
- 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.
- Add the sweet potato, parsnip and tomatoes and stir for a couple of minutes.
- Add the stock, bring to the boil and then simmer for about 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
- 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.