The season for SOUP…Sweet potato,coconut & lime SOUP

IMG_1966The leaves are turning yellow & the rain is falling on us in Berlin & so comes my favorite season, Autumn.  Which means lots of new seasonal vegetables & warming spices to play with. And the color orange.  I always remember coming home as a child  on such a night & having hot soup so it remains with me that soup is a perfect dish for this time of year.

I have been trying recently to make a big pot of soup once a week so I always have something easy to heat up when I come home  & don`t want to think about what to cook. Also because I am trying to fill myself up with as many vegetable & vitamins as possible to stay healthy.

This is a soup I make often as I love the mixture of sweetness  from the potatoes & coconut milk & freshness of the lime. It is really good served with Asian flavored dishes. I usually eat it with a soba noodle salad or a vegetable stir fry.

Sweet potato, coconut & lime Soup

Ingredients: serves 4

2 Tbsp coconut oil

1 med yellow onion chopped

3 tsp grated fresh ginger

4 lime leaves

1 fresh chili finely chopped

1 tsp ground coriander

2 potatoes peeled & chopped

3 med sized sweet potatoes peeled & chopped

Olive oil

ground sweet paprika

salt & black pepper

about 500ml water

500ml coconut milk

1 dessertspoon of vege stock powder

1 lime

Heat the oven to 180 degrees. In a bowl mix the sweet potatoes with some olive oil, salt & the ground paprika. Mix so the potatoes are well coated. Place on a oven tray & roast for about 20 mins until very soft. Set aside.

In a soup pot heat the coconut oil & then add the onions, ginger, lime leaves, ground coriander & chili. Cook on a med low heat until the onions are translucent, stirring occasionally. Add the chopped potatoes & cook them for about 1 min. Add the water & stock powder & bring to the boil. Lower the heat & cook for about 25 mins until the potatoes are cooked. Add the sweet potatoes & coconut milk & bring to the boil slowly. Simmer for about 10-15 mins.

Let cool for 5 mins, remove the lime leaves. Puree the soup with a puree stick or in a blender. You may need to add some more water if the soup is to thick. Zest & juice the lime. Add the lime juice & season with salt.

Top with the lime zest & freshly ground pepper. Also yummy with some mint leaves or fresh coriander.

Ready to eat…enjoy!

Love Ling.


3 Responses to “The season for SOUP…Sweet potato,coconut & lime SOUP”
  1. Yummm! I like the fact that you roast the potatoes in the oven before you put them in the pot! I will definitely try that! Have a happy autumn day, my dear friend!

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