Sweet Potato, Coconut and Carrot Soup


sweet potato and coconut soup

I wanted to share this healthy, wholesome low GI soup I rustled up that the kids adored. They asked for second helpings!

I experimented with the ingredients I had in the house already so added coconut milk, 2 whole oranges, sweet potatoes and carrots so there’s a little Thai influence there- a thick, flavoursome, sweet soup that won’t spike blood sugar and will keep you full for hours.

sweet potato soup



  • Mild olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 medium carrots, thinly sliced 1 medium to large sweet potato, thinly sliced
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 500ml vegetable stock (vegan)
  • 600ml or coconut milk
  • the juice of 2 large oranges
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • single cream, basil leaves and coconut flakes for garnish


In a large deep based pot, fry garlic, onion and carrots until golden, add the sweet potatoes and cover with vegetable stock. Bring to the boil on low until the vegetables are soft. This usually takes 20 minutes.  Add the coconut milk and juice and simmer for a few minutes. Season and serve.

Here we garnished with a little single cream, a basil leaf and coconut flakes.

sweet potato, coconut and orange soup


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36 Responses

  1. Niki

    This looks delicious Vicki. I am definately going to give this a try. Thanks for posting

  2. Neeraj Soni


    I am the regular reader of this blog (HONEST MUM) , As i have read your recepie; (VEGAN SWEET POTATO, COCONUT AND CARROT SOUP). it was quite amazing ,As I have been working for a blog – (F and B stories), it is also related about Food And Beverages… and the best part of your article is its really helpful for me …

    thanks for sharing such a amazing article,
    keep sharing
    cheers.. 🙂

  3. Emz

    OooOoo yum! I make Sweet potato soup but wouldn’t think of adding orange juice to it – will give this a try x

  4. Candace

    we are loving soups right now. There is something that is so warming about them this time of year with the cold frosty weather. This so soup sounds yum apart from the coconut which I don’t like but I’m sure it would taste fine without coconut with perhaps a little chilli instead.

  5. Pamela Risk

    Wow looks so yummy & the coconut i would never have thought to add.
    love the pics too,especially the one with the spoon.

  6. Notmyyearoff

    I was just about to say I wouldn’t think to put coconut and sweet potato together and then just remember a burmese spaghetti that my mum makes very regularly which has a very coconut soup base and is topped with potato and egg. It is absolutely scrummy. Must try this! 🙂


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