The winter months are long and cold. Laziness sets into your bones. You go to work, it’s dark. You come home from work, it’s dark. Dinner? What to make? Who knows. Who cares. You just want to get under the blankets and curl up for a night in front of the TV or a good book. You know you need to eat something, but what?
The other day, I was looking for a coconut curry soup recipe, but couldn’t find exactly what I wanted. I decided to wing it and this wonderful concoction came to be!
I wasn’t planning to post this, so my measurements are approximations.
Modify as you wish.
Coconut Curry Sweet Potato Soup
1 tbsp of grated ginger
1 tbsp of coconut oil
1-2 cloves of garlic, minced
1.5 – 2 tbsp of curry powder
1-2 large carrots
2 sweet potatoes
4 tomatoes, small-medium sized* (I do this instead of diced tomatoes in a can, feel free to use diced)
2 cups of cooked chickpeas
1L of vegetable broth
1 can of coconut milk (I used full-fat)
2 cups cooked quinoa
*If you have decided to make your own diced tomatoes, prepare them now according to these steps: cut X’s in the bottom of each, submerge into boiling water, and wait until the skin starts lifting at the “X”. Remove the tomatoes from the pot and peel back the skin – discard the skin. Caution: I burn myself on this step EVERY time. Chop up the rest of the tomatoes, keeping the juices.
Peel and chop the carrots and the sweet potatoes. Add to large soup pot and set to medium heat: coconut oil, ginger and garlic. Fry for a minute.
Add coconut milk, vegetable broth and curry powder. Bring to a boil.
Add carrots, potatoes, tomatoes and chickpeas. Once it comes to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for about 30 minutes, or until potatoes and carrots are tender.
Blend soup, and add quinoa to the blended mixture, stir and serve.
Voila! One of my favourite soup combinations so far. Bon appetit!Follow