Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Sweet Potato & Lime Soup

For the most when I cook I have an idea in my head of how something is going to taste.  I'm not sure if that is normal or weird.  But it's usually how I decide if I want to make a recipe or not.  I can imagine the flavour combinations and the textures.  And usually I'm right!  But this recipe left me clueless as to whether I'd like it or not!  Happily it turned out to be a healthy, tasty and gorgeous soup!

Sweet Potato & Lime Soup
(Adapted from PaleoDietLifestyle)

3 medium sweet potatoes, peel and cut into chunks
5 cups chicken stock
1/2 tsp diced ginger
3/4 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup water
juice of one small lime
1 tsp chipotle chili pepper
1 tsp cumin
salt & pepper to taste
cilantro for garnish

Combine the sweet potatoes, chicken stock and ginger in a sauce pan and simmer until potatoes are cooked the whole way through.  Remove the soup from the heat and blend with a hand mixer or in a blender.  Return to the pot and add coconut milk, water, lime and spices.

I do not suggest serving this soup right away.  It is very runny at first so I refrigerated it overnight and then served it the next day with chopped cilantro on top.  It was delicious!  The cumin and chipotle give it just enough kick to make it a warm inviting dish.  And it is so smooth!  It is also paleo compliant!

You could also serve this overtop chicken & rice for a heartier supper.

I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!


Kerrie @ Family Food and Travel said...

Yum! This looks fantastic! What a great soup combination. I am bookmarking this so I can make it later this week for my family.

Hoping you'll link up tomorrow to Wonderful Food Wednesday.


Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

It looks really good. Did you serve it hot or cold?

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

OK...I can do HOT. In fact, I came back to pin this because I like soup and I love that it's paleo! I am now following you via GFC, Twitter, Pinterest, & Facebook.

mjskit said...

What a delicious soup! Love the little bit of spice with the chipotle!

Helene said...

ok, this soup sounds amazing!!! I want to try it, like right now!!

Thanks so much for linking up!

The Leeds said...

Sounds awesome. Will definitely try it. You had me at "Sweet Potato" and "Lime". :-)

Printabelle said...

I love sweet potatoes as it is, but with ginger and coconut milk -- yum!!

Christine said...

WOW!! That combination of ingredients sounds WONDERFUL!!

Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!

Moonlight Gleam said...

yum, this looks delish! Thanks for the recipe :).

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Susan Zentmyer said...

This really looks delicious! I love soup of all kinds, and this is one I'd definitely like to try. I'd love for you to share this at Tuesday's Table for the Holidays - http://zentmrs.blogspot.com/2012/11/tuesdays-table-time-for-holidays.html

Debi Bolocofsky said...

This recipe looks amazing.I have a link party and would love to have you share this and any other posts. It is called Wednesday's Adorned From Above Link Party. The link to the party is
I hope to see you there.
Have a great week.
Debi @ Adorned From Above

Diane Balch said...

Lime and sweet potato is a genius combination. i wish I saw your recipe before I did my sweet potato post. Please share this on my foodie friday party today.

Bigg Siss said...

This sounds really delicious - I love sweet potato soup but this has an interesting twist! Thanks for sharing. I found you at Just Winging It linky party :-)

Denise @WholemadeGoodness said...

You had me at sweet potato and lime ... sounds great. I'd probably bump up the ginger, but I'm kind of a ginger freak. Bet you could sub in some of the sweeter winter squashes as well, right?

Victoria ObSEUSSed said...

Visiting from TT&J. I love making recipes with coconut milk. I would have never thought to use lime with sweet potatoes. It actually sounds delicious. I'll have to try this on a cold day.

Binomial Baker said...

This sounds really yummy! Thanks for sharing over at Foodie Friends Friday!

Miz Helen said...

Wishing you and your family a very Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you soon!
Miz Helen

Suburbia Momma said...

This looks delicious! Can't wait to try it!

Nicole said...

That soup sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing on my linky party. Have a great week!

Carole said...

Hi there. The current Food on Friday is all about potatoes! So it would be great if you linked this in. This is the link . Have a good week.

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