Spicy Sweet Potato Soup

Spicy Sweet Potato Soup

A delicious and healthy soup of sweet potatoes and spices.

The original recipe includes peanut butter, replaced here by almond butter or Tahini paste.

4 servings
Preparation 10 min
Cooking 25 min

230 calories per serving 


3 sweet potatoes, peeled, then cut into 2 cm pieces   550 g
1 onions, finely chopped   200 g
4 cups vegetable broth, low-sodium   1 L
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped    
1 tsp gingerroot, grated   4 g
5 tsp Tahini paste, or almond butter [optional]   30 g
1 1/2 tbsp lime juice, freshly squeezed   3/4 lime
2 tbsp butter, unsalted   28 g
1/4 tsp ground cumin   1 g
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper   0.4 g
1/4 cup sour cream [optional]   65 mL
1 tomatoes [optional]   120 g
2 tbsp fresh cilantro [optional]   4 g
1 pinch salt [optional]   0.1 g
  ground pepper to taste    

Before you start

A blender or food processor will be very useful to purée the soup.


  1. Prepare the sweet potatoes: peel and coarsely chop them into 2 cm pieces. Finely chop the onion and garlic.
  2. Melt the butter in a pot over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic. Cook 4-5 min, taking care not to let them burn. Add the sweet potatoes, grated ginger, cumin, Cayenne pepper, and broth. Bring to a boil while stirring often. Lower the heat then cook 15 min, covered, until the potatoes are soft.
  3. Purée the soup in a blender or food processor. Put the soup back in the pot on the stove. Add the Tahini paste (optional)then reheat for a few minutes. Pour in the lime juice. Adjust the seasoning.
  4. If desired, you may garnish each bowl with a dollop of sour cream, diced tomato, and fresh cilantro leaves. Serve.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (430g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




11 g

16 %

Saturated 4.5 g
+ Trans 0.2 g

23 %


15 mg


100 mg

4 %


31 g

10 %


5 g

21 %


10 g


5 g

Vitamin A

200 %

Vitamin C

40 %


8 %


15 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: servings
Grain Products: 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives: 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives: ¼ serving

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Free :
Added Sugar
Low :
Source of :
Calcium, Copper, Folacin, Iron, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Vitamin K, Zinc
Good source of :
Fibre, Potassium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin E
Excellent source of :
Magnesium, Manganese, Vitamin A

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This recipe is in the following categories: Vegetables | Soups | Halal | High Fibre | Kosher | Low Sodium | Vegetarian

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