Dairy-Free Sweet Potato Curry Soup
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The creamy base of this coconut curry soup is enriched with pureed sweet potato and spiced with fragrant lemongrass, curry and ginger.
Recipe type: Soup
Cuisine: Thai
Serves: 4 servings
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 cups peeled cubed sweet potato
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 lemongrass stalk, cut in half
  • 1 teaspoon minced peeled ginger
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder (store bought or homemade)
  • ½ teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 2 cups water
  • 1½ cups coconut milk (full-fat canned)
  1. Heat the olive oil in large saucepan, add the sweet potato and onion, and sauté for 5 minutes. Add the lemongrass, ginger, curry powder, and salt, and sauté for 1 minute more. Pour in the water, cover, and cook until the sweet potatoes are fork tender about 12 minutes.
  2. Remove the lemongrass stalks from the soup. Working in batches, puree the sweet potato mixture in food processor or blender.
  3. Add the pureed mixture back to the saucepan, and pour in the coconut milk. Whisk and cook until smooth and heated through. Taste, and add more salt, to taste, if the flavors don't pop.
  4. Ladle the soup into 4 bowls. Top with any optional garnishes (below).
Editor's Notes: Margee chops the lemongrass and purees it in with the soup, but lemongrass doesn't always puree well. So we prefer to infuse with lemongrass and then remove the stalks. Also, use caution when blending the soup. We prefer to blend in batches with the coconut milk, which helps to cool the soup slightly.

Optional Toasted Garnish: In a small skillet, toast ¼ cup coconut flakes or pumpkin seeds over medium heat, shaking the skillet often, until the coconut is golden all over, about 4 minutes. Sprinkle on soup in each bowl.

Optional Cilantro Olive Oil Garnish: In a small bowl, whisk together ⅓ cup minced cilantro and 2 teaspoons olive oil. Dollop on top of soup in each bowl.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: about 1½ cups Calories: 261 Fat: 16.9g Saturated fat: 13.1g Carbohydrates: 27.6g Sugar: 3.6g Sodium: 308mg Fiber: 5.2g Protein: 2.9g
Recipe by Go Dairy Free at https://www.godairyfree.org/recipes/sweet-potato-curry-soup