Looking for something other than chicken noodle soup on a chilly Saturday afternoon? Then you should definitely check out this Curried Sweet Potato Carrot Soup recipe. This bright-orange rich, creamy soup is sure to put a smile on our face, and is a sneaky way to get your kiddos to eat their carrots! If you’re vegan you can join in on the action too since the soup is meat-free and dairy-free.
The Importance of Ginger
Listen closely, never add curry to anything without adding some ginger. IT IS NOT OPTIONAL.
On its own, curry can give you a pretty nasty stomach ache, especially if it isn’t cooked properly or if you have digestive issues. Since ginger has natural anti-inflammatory properties, it sort of balances it out and saves you a few trips to the bathroom.
Besides that, ginger contains antioxidants that are great for managing blood sugar, lowering cholesterol and lowers your risk of developing heart disease.
Sweet Potatoes and Carrots
Together, sweet potatoes and carrots promote healthy vision and are rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Their antioxidant content helps to reduce the risk of cancer, boost the immune system and can even help you to reach your weight loss goals!
The sweet potatoes and carrots are what gives the soup its creamy texture. This eliminates the need for any kind of cream whose high-saturated fat content is bad for you and your family.
Benefits of Honey
Adding honey to this soup gives it a lovely, sweetness that your kids will appreciate. During flu season, it can help to suppress coughs and help soothe a sore throat. Use a good quality organic and/or local honey to benefit from its health and healing properties.
How to Make Curried Sweet Potato Carrot Soup
You might be intimidated by the name Curried Sweet Potato Carrot Soup but this soup is extremely easy to make. It takes about 30-35 minutes from start to finish and before you know it you’ll be serving creamy, delicious goodness to your family!
Here’s how you pull it off:
Curried Sweet Potato Carrot Soup
- 4 tbsp coconut oil
- 2 medium onions, chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1 tbsp grated ginger
- 1 tbsp curry powder
- 1 1/4 tsp unrefined salt
- Pinch red pepper flakes
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 4 large carrots, peeled, chopped
- 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled, chopped
- 6 cups vegetable or chicken broth
- 2 tbsp local honey or maple syrup
- Cook onions, garlic, ginger and seasoning in coconut oil until onions have softened.
- Add vegetables and cover with broth.
- Bring to a boil, turn heat to low, cover and simmer for about 20 mins or until veggies are tender.
- Turn off heat, add honey and blend until smooth.
Looking for more delicious curry and sweet potato soup recipes? This Curried Red Lentil Soup with Sweet Potatoes is sure to be a hit.
Wondering what to do with all those avocados in the fridge? Check out this vegan Raw Avocado Kale Soup.