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Sweet Potato & Carrot Soup – Easy, Spicy and Delicious

Sweet Potato & Carrot Soup

Autumn, Lunch, Soup, Vegan Recipes | 31st October 2018 | By

It may not yet be #Soupvember, but the days have turned mighty chilly and November is indeed very nearly upon us. This is the time of year when soups and stews come into their own. They’re easy to prepare, nourishing and usually delicious. This sweet potato & carrot soup is not only scrumptious, but is also colourful, spicy and warming.

Sweet Potato & Carrot Soup

This sweet potato & carrot soup is simple to make. It’s just a matter of roughly chopping some veg, frying it, adding stock, spices and coconut milk and simmering until cooked. All you have to do at this point is blitz it all with a blender until smooth, then ladle it into bowls. It’s quite a thick soup. This makes it rather sumptuous to eat and also somewhat filling. You may or may not want to serve it with some sort of bread depending on how hungry you are and whether this is the main meal of the day.

The soup is vegan, but you could always grate a little cheese over the top for extra nourishment. If you want to keep it vegan, try some crumbled tofu. You could either fry up some smoked tofu or marinade some plain tofu before frying. The maple tofu in this vegan rice bowl recipe would work well.

Sweet Potato & Carrot Soup

We had the soup for supper two nights running with some chopped up basil and homemade bread. It was scrumptious, filling and just what we needed after such chilly days. The bright orange reflected the autumnal colours abounding in the New Forest at the moment which added to the glow caused by our homegrown chilli.

Whilst no pumpkins were harmed in the making of this soup, it’s the perfect colour for Halloween. It would be ideal for reviving hypothermic trick-or-treaters.

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I used my fabulous Vac2 Blender to blitz the sweet potato & carrot soup. Using a power blender makes the soup extra smooth and gives a really nice mouth feel. This blender does a lot more than just blend soups of course. As well as whizzing all sorts of ingredients to make a huge variety of recipes, it can even make some hot soups from scratch. My Optimum Vac2 review of this amazing piece of kit will give you the low down.

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Sweet Potato & Carrot Soup – The Recipe

Sweet Potato & Carrot Soup
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Sweet Potato & Carrot Soup

An easy to prepare blended soup which tastes delicious and is gorgeously colourful, spicy and warming. Serve with bread to make it extra filling.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Lunch, Supper
Cuisine: British
Keyword: carrots, coconut milk, soup, sweet potatoes, tomatoes
Servings: 4 large bowls
Calories: 426kcal


  • 2 tbsp flavourless oil I used rice oil
  • 1 large onions - roughly sliced
  • 4 carrots - roughly chopped
  • 2 sweet potatoes - roughly chopped
  • 4 ripe medium tomatoes - roughly chopped
  • 1 large clove garlic - peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 small red chilli seeds removed if you don't like your soup too hot
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • pinch fennel seeds optional
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 500 ml vegetable stock
  • salt to taste you may not need any additional salt if your veg stock is already salted
  • dash of good quality soy sauce I used tamari
  • 1 400 ml can coconut milk


  • Fry the onions and seeds with the oil in a large pan over a gentle heat until the onions start to soften - about 5 minutes.
  • Add the carrot and sweet potatoes and fry for a further 5 minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes, garlic, spices and stock. Cover the pan with a lid, bring to the boil, turn the heat down and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Add remaining ingredients and simmer for a further 5-10 minutes.
  • Blitz with a blender until smooth (I used my powerful Optimum Vac2 Air Vacuum Blender).
  • Pour into bowls and serve.


Please note: calories and other nutritional information are per serving. They're approximate and will depend on serving size and exact ingredients used.


Calories: 426kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Sodium: 602mg | Potassium: 1067mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 20810IU | Vitamin C: 43mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 3mg


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  1. Kate Hackworthy

    31st October 2018 at 11:50 am

    This is such a tasty looking soup. I love all the spices you’ve used in it!
    Thanks for linking to my quick Kale Soup

    • Choclette

      4th November 2018 at 4:46 pm

      Always a pleasure Kate. As for the soup – bring it on!

  2. angiesrecipes

    31st October 2018 at 2:02 pm

    So warming and delicious…perfect for the weather we have here.

    • Choclette

      4th November 2018 at 4:42 pm

      I start craving colourful nourishing soups at this time of year.

  3. Ceri Jones

    31st October 2018 at 5:55 pm

    Love the sound of this soup. I’m not feeling a 100% today and have resorted to shop bought soup – this would have been far more nourishing! great colour too and it looks like the blender did an amazing job!

    • Choclette

      4th November 2018 at 4:41 pm

      Thanks Ceri. Hope you’re feeling better now. Soup is just so good when you’re ill and for keeping you fighting fit so you don’t get ill in the first place. That’s the theory, in practice, I’ve had a really horrid cold for the last ten days.

  4. Michelle Rolfe

    31st October 2018 at 6:39 pm

    I love this time of year for the soups! Love the variety here in the list so shall be adding some to my weekend batch cooking. Thanks for including our spicy tomato and lentil soup as well. Cheers, Michelle

    • Choclette

      4th November 2018 at 4:39 pm

      Soup is such a wonderful thing, but it’s good to ring the changes and not fall always back on the same old favourites.

  5. Janice

    31st October 2018 at 7:41 pm

    I’m always looking for new soup ideas and this sounds right up my street. I love how thick it is, more of a meal than just an appetiser!

    • Choclette

      4th November 2018 at 4:38 pm

      This soup is absolutely a meal in itself. I don’t tend to go for soups as appetisers as I find even small amounts can be quite filling.

  6. Camilla Hawkins

    1st November 2018 at 10:44 am

    Soup season is well and truly here, love this flavour combination and I’ve never thought to put sweet potatoes into a soup so must try this:-)

    • Choclette

      4th November 2018 at 4:37 pm

      I don’t add them to soup very often either, but when I do I always think, I must make it more often.

  7. Mandy

    1st November 2018 at 2:45 pm

    What a lovely looking soup. Sweet potatoes are so lovely in a soup and with all those spices this must be really delicious.

    • Choclette

      4th November 2018 at 4:36 pm

      Thanks Mandy. I rarely make soup with sweet potatoes and yet it works so well.

  8. Michelle Frank | Flipped-Out Food

    1st November 2018 at 7:40 pm

    I have been in full soup and stew mode for at least the last month, so this recipe is very welcome. It looks so creamy and delicious!

    • Choclette

      4th November 2018 at 4:35 pm

      Yes, me too. Soup is most definitely needed at this time of year.

  9. Corina Blum

    2nd November 2018 at 6:31 am

    This soup looks so so good – really thick and tempting! We could certainly have done with some after trick or treating on Wednesday. Thanks for sharing with #CookOnceEatTwice!

    • Choclette

      4th November 2018 at 4:33 pm

      And what a fine antidote it would make to all those sweet Corina. I hope you didn’t get to chilly.

  10. Kat (The Baking Explorer)

    2nd November 2018 at 9:09 am

    This look so wonderfully warming and cosy for winter!

    • Choclette

      4th November 2018 at 4:32 pm

      Yes, just what’s needed after a stomp around in the cold outside.

  11. Lucy

    2nd November 2018 at 11:42 am

    I am in the lookout right now for some soups to make and this is just what I wanted! Love sweet potato and with those delicious spices it will definitely warm me up. Might have to make it in the slow cooker though!

    • Choclette

      4th November 2018 at 4:31 pm

      I reckon most soups would be even more delicious made in the slow cooker Lucy. Let me know.

  12. Jacqueline Meldrum

    2nd November 2018 at 4:20 pm

    I love those flavours Choclette and so, so tasty. Sharing this now!

    • Choclette

      4th November 2018 at 4:30 pm

      Thanks Jac. I do like a good homemade soup, but a colourful one makes me feel even more cheerful.

  13. Cathy

    2nd November 2018 at 6:07 pm

    Carrot and sweet potato is a great combination – so comforting!

    • Choclette

      4th November 2018 at 4:29 pm

      Now the weather has turned, I’m all about comfort food.

  14. Jo Allison / Jo's Kitchen Larder

    2nd November 2018 at 8:30 pm

    Such a gorgeous looking and sounding soup! I love how wonderfully thick it is too and that it’s got coconut milk in it. I love it in soups but haven’t had it for ages. Your lovely soup would will be a perfect excuse!

    • Choclette

      4th November 2018 at 4:28 pm

      Thanks Jo. Coconut seems to go so well with spicy soups and curries.

  15. Eb Gargano

    5th November 2018 at 8:04 pm

    Oooh yum! Comforting and warming – just perfect for this time of year! Thanks for linking up to #CookBlogShare 😀 Eb x

    • Choclette

      6th November 2018 at 9:45 am

      Thanks Eb, November is definitely soup weather.

  16. Balvinder

    6th November 2018 at 3:59 pm

    The soup sounds wonderful!

    • Choclette

      7th November 2018 at 3:40 pm

      Thank you. It’s a really tasty soup – nutritious too, of course 🙂

  17. Mayuri Patel

    19th November 2018 at 5:50 pm

    A hearty soup with sweet potato and carrots. Would love to add fennel seeds to give it a unique taste.

    • Choclette

      20th November 2018 at 10:36 am

      Oh yes, good idea. I can see fennel seeds working well.


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