Sweet Potato & Carrot Soup – Easy, Spicy and Delicious

Sweet Potato & Carrot Soup

Autumn, Lunch, Soups, Vegan | 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 delicious, 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

5 from 4 votes
Sweet Potato & Carrot Soup
Sweet Potato & Carrot Soup
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
An easy to prepare blended soup which tastes delicious and is gorgeously colourful, spicy and warming. Serve with bread to make it extra filling.
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: British
Keywords: carrots, coconut milk, soup, sweet potatoes, tomatoes
Servings: 4 large bowls
Author: Choclette @ Tin and Thyme
  • 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
  1. 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.
  2. Add the carrot and sweet potatoes and fry for a further 5 minutes.
  3. 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.
  4. Add remaining ingredients and simmer for a further 5-10 minutes.
  5. Blitz with a blender until smooth (I used my powerful Optimum Vac2 Air Vacuum Blender).
  6. Pour into bowls and serve.

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    Kate Hackworthy
    31st October 2018

    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

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    Ceri Jones
    31st October 2018

    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!

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      4th November 2018

      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.

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    Michelle Rolfe
    31st October 2018

    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

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      4th November 2018

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

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    31st October 2018

    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!

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      4th November 2018

      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.

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    Camilla Hawkins
    1st November 2018

    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:-)

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      4th November 2018

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

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    1st November 2018

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

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      4th November 2018

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

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    Corina Blum
    2nd November 2018

    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!

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      4th November 2018

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

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    2nd November 2018

    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!

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      4th November 2018

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

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      4th November 2018

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

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    2nd November 2018

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

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    Jo Allison / Jo's Kitchen Larder
    2nd November 2018

    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!

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    Eb Gargano
    5th November 2018

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

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      7th November 2018

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

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    Mayuri Patel
    19th November 2018

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

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