This soup is creamy and sweet with a bit of spice. My 5 year old ate it without complaint, which is impressive because she typically doesn’t like sweet potatoes. (I called it “candy soup” when I served it to her since the sweet potatoes make it rather sweet.) It is another recipe I modified from here.
- Olive oil, water or broth for sauteing
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 Tbsp minced fresh ginger
- 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (optional or to taste)
- 3 lbs sweet potatoes or yams, peeled and cut in 1″ cubes or so (size doesn’t matter – will just dictate cooking time)
- 4 cups veggie broth
- 1/8 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
Saute onion until soft. Add ginger and red pepper flakes and saute a few minutes more. Add sweet potatoes and veggie broth and simmer until sweet potatoes are soft. Puree with an immersion blender (or in a regular blender in batches). Add vanilla and lime juice and stir well. Serve.