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Vegan Sweet Potato Soup with Coconut Milk

Vegan Sweet Potato Soup with Coconut Milk – easy to make, creamy, comforting. It’s the perfect soup for cold and rainy days! Delicious with potato twisters and a sprinkle of fresh cilantro.

Vegan Sweet Potato Soup with Coconut Milk

I don’t eat soups too often but when I do, they are mostly creamy soups. So after creamy broccoli, roasted pumpkin, carrot & ginger soup, now sweet potato soup is also one of my go-to creamy soup recipes.

I’m always amazed at how easy creamy soups are. Boil/roast/cook veggies until soft. Add veggie broth or coconut milk. Blend. Reheat. Done.

I got a huge box of sweet potatoes from my mom, so in the last couple of weeks I have already made Sweet Potato Pancakes and 2-Ingredient Sweet Potato Gnocchi, And now it’s time for recipe #3 in my kind-of-sweet-potato-series: Vegan Sweet Potato Soup with Coconut Milk.

The Ingredients for Sweet Potato Soup

You don’t need much for sweet potato soup. The ingredients are pretty basic:

  • sweet potato
  • red onion (or white)
  • garlic cloves
  • oil
  • thyme
  • salt
  • water
  • coconut milk

Told ya! Super basic. You probably have all of the ingredients at home right now!

How to make Vegan Sweet Potato Soup

Vegan Sweet Potato Soup with Coconut MilkStep 1: Cook red onion and garlic in a large pot with canola oil until translucent.

Vegan Sweet Potato Soup with Coconut MilkStep 2: Add in the cubed sweet potato, thyme, and salt. Mix well. Let it roast for 3-4 minutes on high heat.

Vegan Sweet Potato Soup with Coconut MilkStep 3: Add enough water to cover the sweet potatoes. Add the lid on top. Bring it to a boil and then let it simmer for 10-15 minutes until the potatoes are soft.

Vegan Sweet Potato Soup with Coconut MilkStep 4: Add the coconut milk. Now blend with a hand blender or let it cool off a bit and blend it in a regular blender.

Vegan Sweet Potato Soup with Coconut MilkStep 5: Blend until totally creamy. You can add more water to thin out the consistency to your liking! Also, you can add more salt to taste. Reheat in a pot, if needed.

Vegan Sweet Potato Soup with Coconut MilkStep 6: And serve! I’ve added a couple of potato twisters to serve the soup with and added a sprinkle of fresh cilantro. Delicious!

Vegan Sweet Potato Soup with Coconut Milk

Vegan Sweet Potato Soup with Coconut Milk

Bianca Haun | Elephantastic Vegan
Vegan Sweet Potato Soup with Coconut Milk - easy to make, creamy, comforting. It's the perfect soup for cold and rainy days!
4.8 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine Vegan
Servings 2 servings
Calories 328 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1 small red onion sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 cups sweet potato cubed (approx. 300g)
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup water + more to thin out the soup
  • 1/2 can full-fat coconut milk

Instructions
 

  • Cook red onion and garlic in a large pot with canola oil until translucent. 
  • Add in the cubed sweet potato, thyme, and salt. Mix well. Let it roast for 3-4 minutes on high heat. 
  • Add enough water to cover the sweet potatoes. Add the lid on top. Bring it to a boil and then let it simmer for 10-15 minutes until the potatoes are soft.
  • Add the coconut milk. Now blend with a hand blender or let it cool off a bit and blend it in a regular blender.
  • Blend until totally creamy. You can add more water to thin out the consistency to your liking! Also, you can add more salt to taste. Reheat in a pot, if needed.
  • And serve! I've added a couple of potato twisters to serve the soup with and added a sprinkle of fresh cilantro. Delicious!

Nutrition

Calories: 328kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 4gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 18gSodium: 674mgPotassium: 676mgFiber: 4gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 18915IUVitamin C: 7.2mgCalcium: 65mgIron: 4.1mg
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