Creamy Thai Sweet Potato Coconut Soup


This recipe for sweet potato coconut soup is an “appetizer” entry in the So Delicious Dairy Free 3-Course Recipe Contest, submitted by reader Vanessa Burnum. For the rich base, she uses pureed sweet potato, garbanzos, and Culinary Coconut Milk from So Delicious.

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Special Diet Notes & Options: Sweet Potato Coconut Soup

By ingredients, this recipe for sweet potato coconut soup is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, soy-free, tree nut-free, vegan and vegetarian. It’s all around allergy-friendly! Just be sure to check the vegetable broth you are using for allergens, and for peanut-free, omit the optional peanuts.

Sweet Potato Coconut Soup
Serves: 6 servings
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 2-inch piece fresh ginger, thinly sliced
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons red curry paste
  • 1-3/4 cups So Delicious Dairy Free Culinary Coconut Milk
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 lbs orange-fleshed sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped into chunks
  • 1 cup cooked chickpeas
  • Juice of one lime
  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ Cup chopped peanuts (optional)
  1. Sauté onions in oil until tender, about 5 minutes. Add ginger and curry paste, cook 30s more.
  2. Add coconut milk and veggie broth to deglaze the pan. Bring to a boil, add potatoes and chickpeas. Cover and simmer 10-20min or until potatoes are soft.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in lime juice, cilantro, and salt. Puree in high speed blender or with a submersion blender. Optional: serve with chopped peanuts.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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