We have been eating a lot of homemade soup for lunch since starting our healthier lifestyle. I have always loved soup. It’s a great alternative to the traditional sandwich. Quick and easy to prepare, and can be portable. This time of year it’s also really nice to eat something hot for lunch when the weather is so miserable outside.
I tend to cook our soup at the weekend in a big batch in my slow cooker. It’s simple to do, you just chuck in all the ingredients, and then leave it. I use an immersion blender too, so there is very little washing up. The beauty of doing it like this is I can make large batches- enough for several days lunch for us both and sometimes enough to freeze for the following week.
Recently we have been enjoying my Roasted Butternut Squash soup, Spicy Red Pepper Soup, and more recently Creamy Mushroom and Tarragon soup. I decided I wanted to try something a little different, so I played around and came up with this Curried Sweet Potato Soup. I was really pleased with how it turned out, and its one of my new favourites!
Slow Cooker Curried Sweet Potato Soup
This recipe could easily be modified and cooked on a hob if you prefer.
- 1 kg sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
- 3 small red onions, peeled and roughly chopped
- 4 cloves of garlic, peeled and lightly crushed
- Thumb sized piece of ginger, peeled and grated
- 1 red chilli, sliced (remove seeds for a more mild soup)
- 1 tbsp garam masala
- 1 tbsp curry powder
- 80g pure creamed coconut
- 1 tbsp Natural peanut butter
- 1 litre vegetable stock
- Salt and pepper seasoning to taste
- Place all the other ingredients in the slow cooker.
- Cook on a low for 4-6 hours or 3 hours on a high until the sweet potato is soft and the onion translucent.
- When cooked use an immersion blender to blend. Alternatively allow to cool and blend in a food processor in batches.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve with a swirl of coconut milk or as you prefer.
NB. I am a home cook, and have had no formal training in preparing food. So these are just recipes that I use at home for the family. Whilst I have taken time to try and be as accurate as possible, some of the quantities are approximate. I am always keen to learn, so if you think the recipe can be improved upon please take the time to comment below.
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