Jan 12, 2010

Sweet Potato - Carrot Soup

I had a couple of sweet potatoes lying around for a while after making sweet potato fries waiting to be used up. It was soup night! Yeah I have been trying to make healthy soups for dinner atleast once a week. I googled for recipes with sweet potato and found several methods. I decided to roast the sweet potatoes because I feel that roasting enhances the flavor of the veggies.

Check out my Roasted Tomato and Beet soup !

This soup tasted very similar to my pumpkin-zucchini spaghetti soup I tried in the fall. I added carrots because I wanted to finish it up. It resulted in a colorful, hearty and filling soup which was perfect for a chilly evening..


Sweet Potato - 2 large ones
Carrots - 2
Onion - 1
Tomato - 2
Olive oil - 2 tablespoons
Garlic - 4 cloves
Butter - 1 tablespoon
Chicken stock/Vegetable stock/water
Fresh basil / thyme chopped - 1 teaspoon
Salt and pepper to taste
Parmesan cheese and red chilli flakes for garnish (optional)

Preheat oven to 400F
Peel the sweet potato and dice them roughly. Also dice the carrots. Spread the carrots and sweet potato in a single layer on a baking sheet.
In another baking sheet , toss halved tomatoes in the vinegar and olive oil.
Roast the sweet potatoes, carrots and tomatoes in the oven for about 25-30 minutes.

Once it has cooled a bit, collect all the ingredients from the baking sheets including the juices from the tomatoes.

In a heavy bottomed pan, heat the butter and add chopped garlic. Saute for a while and then add chopped onions and saute until translucent. At this point you could also add chopped celery.

Add all the roasted vegetables (sweet potatoes, tomatoes and carrots). Saute for a minute. Add stock/water enough to cover all the veggies. Also stir in the basil/thyme. Add salt and bring it to a boil. Simmer for about 20 minutes until all the flavors blend through.

Once the soup has cooled a bit, blend all the contents in a blender/mixie.

Bring the soup back to the pan and heat it up just before serving.

Garnish with some parmesan cheese and some red chilli flakes.

Serve with some warm bread!

Sending this to Monthly Mingle:Winter Vegetables and Fruits hosted at Cook Like a Bong and started by Meeta.
Also to Healthy Inspirations Event - Soups


  1. Looks wonderful Divya! Smooth texture - wish I could have a steaming bowl of this soup now!

  2. love the color of the soup, feels so warm and spicy.Nice combo of veggies Divya.

  3. Soup is looking very rich and delicious Divya!! wonderful pics!!


  4. Good recipe! Can also re-use roasted vegetables [ with basil,chilli flakes, garlic coating] the same way?

  5. This is a nice soup... never had sweet potato as a meal..it has always been a sweet dish. This one tempts me to try it out.

  6. wow - looks perfect for these chilly winters..

  7. Wonderful combo...perfect for the climate..
    Yummy yumm

  8. Nice combo for a soup Divya! Perfect for winter time..

  9. This one simply health oriented dish... nice...

  10. quite different combo soup...healthy soup

  11. Never attempted making soup wid sweet potato...looks yumm

  12. I love soup nights! Your sweet potato soup looks so delicious and nourishing...

  13. Such a gorgeous, colourful and delectable soup..prefect for this chilled weather..

  14. Oh my !! look at the lovely colour of the soup...yummmmmy..perfect for the winters and very healthy.

  15. Beautiful, creamy and delcious soup for these cold weather.

  16. The soup is sweet! I want to sip off the bowl of soup completely!

  17. Dear Divya,
    The Soup looks absolutely yummm...perfect for the weather:)

  18. Looks perfact for this wintery days...coliurful pics..


  19. Should try this version, looks nice and thick! A healthy option too!

  20. hey this is such a healthy soup..somthing unquie...sounds great..

  21. I made carrot soup...but not with this comb...gud ...try

  22. soup looks very nice!.. perfect for the weather!

  23. Hi Divya..
    I was just wondering what the white powdery thing was on your soup and when I found it was Parmesan..couldnt beleive it,but anyway guessed that the red powder would be chilli powder..
    AND nice interesting combination of soups...GUD 4 You!!!

  24. Interesting and filling soup Divya...A perfect dinner on a chilly night :)

  25. Happy Pongal dear :) I too love creamy soups...very comforting for this season...your combination of veggies looks tasty...I have to try it soon!

  26. Beautiful soup Divya..Awesome and inviting Clicks. I'm glad you have added carrots..its healthy and look at the beautiful color it gave to the sweet potato soup..

  27. The texture looks good. I know what to make for dinner now!

  28. Wow thats lovely combo soup looks too tempting.. and yummy .. I can have soup any time ...

  29. That is such a delicious soup, loved it !

  30. Thanks for sharing this unique soup with the Healthy Inspirations event Divya !

  31. Lovely soup with flavourful colors..

    Happy to follow u :)

    U cud link it to my event

    Soup It up

    UK Rasoi


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