Curried Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup

Curried Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup {vegan, gluten free} - girlheartfood.com

~ Curried carrot and sweet potato Soup ~

This Curried Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup is one of my favourite recipes! It’s easy to make, absolutely delicious and good for you.  Plus, it’s vegan and gluten free.  It’s flavoured with curry paste and coconut milk and then there’s a touch of lemon squeezed at the end to brighten the whole thing.  This one will warm ya right up on a cold day!

What’s up? Did my fellow Canadians have a nice Thanksgiving?  The next big thing for us is Halloween. How do you feel about Halloween?  I have a like/not like relationship with it.  It’s lovely seeing all the kiddos in their costumes.  However, when that door bell rings it drives fur baby absolutely bonkers….therefore, it drives me bonkers.  I could put some treats in a bowl and say ‘take me’, but we all know that would never work.  And I always tell myself lies around Halloween—>’Dawn, you’re being so productive buying these treats early.’  Reality?  I buy them early and eat most of it before October 31st and then have to buy more.  Every year.  You too?

TIME FLIES WHEN YOU’RE HAVING FUN!

Do you know that this Curry Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup was the very first recipe I ever posted on Girl Heart Food?  It was July of 2015.  Where does the time go?  I decided to redo the recipe with a couple minor tweaks and retake the pics.  Plus, I tweaked the recipe the tiniest bit.  I removed the butter and honey, for example, and used coconut oil instead of olive oil to give it a little more coconut oomph.  Plus, the lemon at the end?  Just completely brightens the whole dish up!

Curried Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup {vegan, gluten free} - girlheartfood.com

I’ve learned so much since I first stared blogging, but there’s still a bazillion things to learn. There have been days when I’ve been known to rip the hair right out of my head in frustration, but it has definitely been a fun time and I love getting to share with you guys!

PREPARATION

Like most of the soups I make, this one is pretty easy to prepare.  You cook your onions for a bit, add aromatics, veg, stock and coconut milk. Then, blitz with an immersion blender (one of my favourite small kitchen appliances).  If you don’t have an immersion blender, you can carefully blitz in batches with a blender.

GARNISH

You know I love me some garnish!  For the finishing touch, I reserved about a tablespoon or so of the coconut milk and made a pretty little design on top (totally optional, of course).   After you have the soup portioned, using a spoon, drop a few droplets of coconut milk on top of the soup.  Then, using a  wooden skewer or toothpick, gently drag  through the coconut milk to create a little design.  If you things spicy, like me, throw some thinly sliced pepper on there and garnish with a few cilantro leaves (chopped green onion or chives work lovely too).

Curried Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup {vegan, gluten free} - girlheartfood.com

I’m sure you’ll love this Curried Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup as much as I do! Have a lovely food-filled weekend!

Until next time, take care and chit chat again soon 🙂

~D

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Curried Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup {vegan, gluten free} - girlheartfood.com

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Curry Coconut Sweet Potato and Carrot Soup
This Curried Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup is one of my favourite recipes! It's easy to make, absolutely delicious and good for you.  Plus, it's vegan and gluten free.  It's flavoured with curry paste and coconut milk and then there's a touch of lemon squeezed at the end to brighten the whole thing.  This one will warm ya right up on a cold day!
Curried Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup {vegan, gluten free} - girlheartfood.com
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Curried Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup {vegan, gluten free} - girlheartfood.com
Instructions
  1. In a small dutch oven or pot on medium low heat, add coconut oil and melt. To coconut oil add onion, salt and pepper and cook until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes.
  2. To onion add garlic and ginger and cook about 1 minute. Add chili flakes and curry paste, stirring to combine and cook 1 minute.
  3. Add carrots, sweet potato and stock to pot. Bring to simmer, cover and cook 10 minutes. Add coconut milk (reserving about 1 tbsp., if desired for garnish (optional)). Cook, covered, an additional 10 minutes until carrot and sweet potato are fork tender.
  4. Using an immersion blender, carefully blitz soup until smooth. Stir in lemon juice. Portion in bowls and garnish with reserved coconut milk, cilantro and chili, if using. Enjoy!
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46 thoughts on “Curried Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup

  1. Cindy says:

    Wow, this looks like art! And congrats on this being the first recipe. I find that so inspiring…. sometimes being a blogger – well let’s just say I might need to make chicken stock soup without the chicken based on my income! HA. Anyhow, this looks incredible. Yes, we like Halloween with a 7 and 10 year old, but I can do without so much of the scariness. It is tough for me to explain sometimes the celebration of heads with knives and blood being propped on fences. Go figure.

  2. Nicole @ Foodie Loves Fitness says:

    This soup looks healthy, yummy & unique! And you made such pretty patterns with the coconut milk on top! I’m with you on Halloween, I really like getting into the holiday spirit with fall decorations, buying candy, and forcing my dog to wear something funny (this year she’ll have a lion’s mane!), but she goes nuts at the door & scares all of the kids away. It’s slightly funny, slightly annoying!
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  3. Katherine | Love In My Oven says:

    Your re-do looks gorgeous!! This is an amazing first recipe 😉 Food blogging is such a journey, isn’t it? I’ve learned so much in such a short time and I still feel like there’s a whole world to discover! The Halloween candy? I buy it early too, to be “proactive”. I have no will power!! Have a great weekend Dawn!
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  4. Ashika | Gardening Foodie says:

    I looooooove soup…the spicier the better and the flavour combination sounds heavenly. I have never used coconut oil before but I am definitely going to love trying it out in this recipe.. Absolutely loving it 😃
    Have a great weekend Dawn 😃

  5. Jolina says:

    Haha we’re the same! We stock up on chocolate but end up eating them all. Because you know what else? We live in a condo and trick or treating is not allowed lol. Ah halloween sugar rush. It’s just hard to resist those bite-sized things! This soup looks so cozy! Fall has finally arrived here it seems so bring on all the soups! Love the addition of coconut milk. PS: Time flies when your having fun, eh??

  6. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says:

    I usually buy Halloween candy early as well, and end up eating most of it! So this year, I was smart and haven’t gotten any yet…but I think that’s going to change soon. I’m craving Reese’s! 🙂 I love passing out candy to the kiddos, but yes, my dog goes nuts, too! This is such a comforting soup, Dawn! I love the pretty color and flavor. Perfect for this time of year! Pinned! Hope you have a great weekend!

  7. karrie @ Tasty Ever After says:

    I remember this recipe when you first posted it!!! Love the new pics and the tweaks and how you made little flower/hearts with the coconut milk. You so clever girl! 😉 I’m going to be completely honest: I think it’s weird you guys have Thanksgiving before Halloween. What’s up with dat? Crazy Canadians. lol! You should come visit me for our Thanksgiving in November and have 2 turkey dinners this year! OMG, Gracie & Nola go CRAZY whenever someone rings our doorbell so we always have to put out the candy in bowls, but then the first jerk kid that comes up to it steals it all. This year I’m putting it out a little at a time cos I’m smarter than those dang kids! hahaha!
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  8. Marissa says:

    We used to live in a neighborhood where we got HUNDREDS of trick-or-treaters, but now we get maybe a dozen. It used to get a little overwhelming in our old neighborhood, but now I wish we had more…anyway.

    Love love the flavors in this soup, Dawn! A must try for fall!!

    Happy Weekend (almost!)
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  9. Milena | Craft Beering says:

    So cool this was your first recipe post! And – happy belated two year blog anniversary! Not sure how I missed it. I would love to eat this soup by the outside fire in the fall, served in a tin cup… OMG, it would be awesome. We are usually on vacation for Halloween because our anniversary is a few days before it and we just go somewhere for a week or ten days. The local kids probably feel disappointed. Oh well, cannot please everyone. Have a great weekend Dawn!
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  10. annie@ciaochowbambina says:

    Yum! This is my kind of soup, especially as the days get chillier! I like the modifications you made and can imagine the brightness from the lemon at the end! We haven’t had more than a handful of kids to our house in many years so we don’t really need to have that much candy…we don’t need to! 😉 Nice post, my friend! Gets me excited for everything fall!! Have a great weekend, dear! XOXO
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  11. Miriam says:

    Halloween is great – love when the kids ring, all dressed up hoping for a few sweets but I can imagine that it is different for you with your furry kid not appreciating the constant ringing of the doorbell 🙂 It is nice that you reposted this recipe, I tend to tweak my recipes every now and then and thought that it is such a good idea to share these little adjustments. There is something so comforting about a hot bowl of soup this time of the year! Have a lovely weekend, Dawn!
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  12. Sues says:

    I’m totally the same way with Halloween… Maybe I’ll enjoy it more if I have kids some day, but for now, I’ll take the candy and a hard pass on everything else. Though I admit I do love to dress my dog up… but she does NOT love the doorbell ringing and all the people at the house. In any event, this soup looks SO delicious and perfect for the chilly weather we now have in Boston!
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  13. Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen says:

    Looks like you have the same problem as I do with eating the Halloween candy when you buy it early Dawn! It never works! I already broke into the bag, and I’ve been pilfering Snickers for days! UGH! I NEED the yummy soup to get me on the healthier track! Love the new photos. And that photo with the spoonful of soup…I’m drooling!
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  14. David @ Spiced says:

    So I definitely fall on the pro-Halloween side here! I love embracing the spooky, ghoulish side of the holiday. What can I say? I guess it takes me back to my childhood days of campouts and ghost stories in the backyard. 🙂 But the trick or treat side of Halloween has never been my thing. The dogs go crazy with the doorbell, and now that Robbie is around, he’s probably asleep by the time the trick or treating gets going. So I think we might just have to turn our light out this year. We left a bowl out on the porch last year, but I’m pretty sure the first kid just took it all. Speaking of taking it all, I want to take this entire pot of soup and run off down the street with it. Is that allowed?
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  15. Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary says:

    Halloween! I used to LOVE it, but now I’m a little impartial. The last two years we lived in a rural area so we never got trick or treaters, but this year, since we moved into our new home, im not really sure what to expect! I’m assuming we will get some, but I’m not sure how many? Aaaanyways, I am totally digging this soup!! So much flava!!! This looks soup-erb, my dear! Cheers! Xoxo
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