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Curried Sweet Potato & Ginger Soup

Sweetness and spice are harmoniously entwined in this comforting, creamy soup. Loaded with vitamins C & A, it's the perfect way to warm up and stay nourished during the cold season!

Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 35 Minutes
Yield: Serves 4-6


Nothing beats a big bowl of heart-warming soup when the cold weather hits! Sweet potato is the perfect candidate for a delicious, creamy soup; it's sweet, starchy, and packed full of protective nutrients.

As with most soups, this one tastes even better after it's been left to sit for a few hours (or overnight) as it allows the flavours to develop further.

You can replace the sweet potato in this recipe with an equal weight of carrots or butternut pumpkin- all options will give you delicious results. If you like, after blending, you can add a few large handfuls of baby spinach or shredded kale to the pot for extra nutritional goodness. Before serving, warm the soup through until the greens are just wilted.


  • 1 medium brown onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp. grated fresh ginger
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tbsp. curry powder
  • 2 tsp. cumin powder
  • 1 tsp. chili powder (optional- add if you are using a mild curry powder)
  • 300g (10 oz.) regular white potatoes, washed and diced
  • 1.2kg (3 lb.) sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 litres (quarts) low sodium vegetable stock
  • 2 tbsp. miso paste (or substitute 2 tsp. soy sauce)
  • Large handful fresh coriander (cilantro), finely chopped
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Combine the onion, garlic, ginger and water in an extra large pot, over a medium-high heat. Saute for 5-6 minutes until the onion is soft. Add the curry, cumin and chili powders and cook, stirring, for 1-2 minutes until the spices are fragrant. Add more water as needed to prevent the ingredients from sticking.
  2. Add the white potatoes and cook, stirring, for 2-3 minutes. Reduce heat to medium, then add the sweet potatoes, vegetable stock and miso paste. Cover the pot and leave to simmer for 25-30 minutes until the potatoes are tender.
  3. Remove pot from the heat and leave to stand for 5 minutes. Using an immersion blender, blend the soup until it is smooth and creamy. After blending, stir through the fresh coriander and lemon juice, then season with black pepper to taste. Serve with crusty whole grain bread, or a side of steamed vegetables.

Prepared soup will keep, refrigerated, for up to 5 days. It can also be frozen in airtight containers for up to 2 months.