Coconut Curry Soup: With Sweet Potato and Roasted Chickpeas

Julia Mueller | The Roasted Root

Sweet Potato Coconut Curry Soup is delicious any time of year and can be enjoyed both hot and cold!

Sweet Potato Coconut Curry Soup Photo

In the realm of “creamy” soups, Sweet Potato Soup is my numero uno. Tomato Bisque can really pique the palate, but sweet potato soup packs an even meaner punch. Without the cream!

This coconut curry infused bowl is like going on an exotic trip…to a place where there is nothing but creamy, sweet potato harmony.

As far as I’m concerned, sweet potatoes and coconut milk were destined to be together. Coconut milk gives this soup a creamy richness which is filling, satisfying and smooth. You’d never guess this soup is nothing but great for you!

Sweet Potato Coconut Curry Soup Picture

No matter the season, Sweet Potato Coconut Curry Soup makes a great side dish or entrée. It can be served piping hot or chilled like a gazpacho.  Sweet potatoes are packed with Vitamin A, C, B6 and are much more healthful than the plain ol’ jane russet potato.

And don’t get me started on roasted chickpeas. If you have never roasted a chickpea, I highly recommend you do so. They get toasted and crispy on the outside, soft on the inside and are packed with flavor. The Curry Spiced Roasted Chickpeas add fun flair and texture to the soup.

Check out the recipe below and consider our tomato soup recipe for another example of a healthy soup!

    4 Servings

Ingredients

Soup:
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large white onion, chopped
  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 13 ounces coconut milk
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons curry powder
  • cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
Roasted Chickpeas:
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • plain greek yogurt, for serving

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Poke the sweet potato several times with a fork and wrap it in foil
  3. Bake the sweet potato in the oven until very soft, about 50 to 60 minutes.
  4. Prepare the roasted chickpeas. Drain and rinse the canned chickpeas. Put them in a mixing bowl and toss them with the coconut oil, ground ginger and salt. Spread the chickpeas on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees (with the sweet potato) for 20 to 30 minutes until browned and crispy. Remove from oven and set aside.
  5. While you’re roasting the sweet potato, prepare the remainder of the recipe. In a large pot, sauté the onion in olive oil over medium heat until soft and browned, about 15 to 20 minutes.
  6. In a blender, add the coconut milk, almond milk, curry powder, ground ginger, cayenne, salt. Add the sautéed onion and roasted sweet potato and blend until completely smooth. 
  7. Pour the soup into a pot and heat just until it reaches a gentle boil.
  8. Serve in bowls with plain Greek yogurt and roasted chickpeas on top!

 

Notes

  • This soup can be served chilled in the summer time. Simply allow the soup to cool, pour it in a large sealable container and refrigerate until cold.
  • This soup turns out thick, which makes it a very cozy soup. For a thinner consistency, add up to 1 cup more almond milk or water.

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Julia Mueller

About Julia

Julia is known for her healthy, balanced approach to all kinds of recipes, vegetarian and meat alike, on her blog, The Roasted Root. She shares her commitment to delectable vegetarian dishes as a Vegetarian fanatic, proving that you can make the whole family happy without the need for meat.

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Urvashee patel
dessarts.com

This soup sounds so wonderful. I love the flavors and can almost taste it. Definitely on my to try list!

Amber
bluebonnetsandbrownies.com

This soup looks so luscious! I just want to bathe in it. :)

Aimee shugarman
shugarysweets.com

Oh my word this looks delicious! Totally going on our menu soon!

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I love everything about this soup! The sweet potato, the curry, the chickpeas...brilliant. I just wanted to let you know that it took quite a bit of effort to leave a comment on this post. It wouldn't let me sign in through Twitter, and it directed me to a few pages. Just a heads-up. :)

Eric hochberger
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Well thanks for going through all the effort just to comment then! I'll look into the Twitter issues. Could it be because it required an email address after signing in?