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Coconut, Sweet Potato and Spinach Soup 

Coconut, sweet potato and spinach soup is spicy with a slight bite and Asian flavours. This recipe is ideal for vegetarians as it contains no meat products except butter whch can be substituted with vegetable oil.

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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 30 ml butter OR vegetable oil

  • 500 g sweet potatoes, cut into 1.5 cm cubes

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 5 ml grated fresh ginger

  • 15 ml curry paste

  • 30 ml vegetable stock 

  • 250 ml coconut milk

  • juice of 1 lime

  • 3 ml dried crushed chillies

  • 750 ml fresh spinach, shredded

  • salt

  • freshly ground black pepper

Method
  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan and fry the sweet potatoes, onion, garlic, ginger and curry paste for 5 minutes or until lightly golden.

  2. Add the stock, coconut milk, lime juice and chilli.

  3. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are tender.

  4. Leave the soup to cool a little, then purée half of it with a hand blender.

  5. Return the purée to the pan, add the spinach and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, until the spinach has just wilted and the soup has heated through.

  6. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

  7. Garnish with ground black pepper and serve with crispy French bread.

Category: Starter

Cuisine: Global

Sub-Category: Soup

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