Spicy Sweet Potato Soup

11 Reviews
100% would make this recipe again

A delicious and healthy soup of sweet potatoes and spices.

Sophisticated but simple, with a surprise ingredient: peanut butter.

Preparation : 10 min Cooking : 25 min
220 calories/serving
  • Can be done in advance
  • Can be frozen
  • Very easy
  • Gluten Free
  • Halal
  • Kosher
  • Vegetarian
  • Kid-friendly


3 sweet potatoes, peeled, then cut into 2 cm pieces 500 g
1 onions, finely chopped 200 g
4 cups vegetable broth, low-sodium 1 L
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
3/4 tsp gingerroot, grated 4 g
5 tsp peanut butter, natural 30 g
4 tsp lime juice, freshly squeezed 1/2 lime
5 tsp butter, unsalted 26 g
1/4 tsp ground cumin 0.4 g
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper 0.4 g
4 tbsp sour cream [optional] 60 mL
1 tomatoes [optional] 120 g
2 tbsp fresh cilantro [optional] 4 g
salt [optional]
ground pepper to taste [optional]

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 peanut butter and 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

per 1 serving (380g)


% Daily Value




9 g

14 %

Saturated 4.4 g
+ Trans 0.3 g

23 %


20 mg


140 mg

6 %


32 g

11 %


5 g

20 %


11 g


5 g

Vitamin A

198 %

Vitamin C

40 %


7 %


11 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : 2 ½ servings
Grain Products : 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives : 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives : ¼ serving


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


1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Starches 1
Fruits 0
Vegetables 1
Meat and Alternatives 0
Fats 1 ½

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This recipe is in the following categories

Vegetables | Soups | Vegetarian | Kosher | Halal | High Fibre | Low Sodium