I can’t even sum up all of my emotions triggered from this soup. I’ve never made a bisque without heavy cream, but coconut milk is just as much of a wow factor. It still adds a subtle flavor that’s not overwhelming. I am also still on cloud 9 after buying an immersion blender, so be prepared for some squash curry kale soup coming up. I added carrots for more color and substance, and the flavors of the sweet potatoes stand on their own, but both the carrots and sweet potato add a natural sweetness that you can’t imitate. This Sweet Potato Bisque will be a lunch and dinner staple this week.
Ingredients (serves 6).
- 1/2 large onion, diced
- 2 t light olive oil
- 1 t minced garlic
- 2 large carrots, peeled and chopped
- 2 large sweet potatoes, washed, peeled and chopped
- 4 c homemade vegetable broth
- Sea salt and pepper to take to taste
- 1 c–mix of cream + milk–unsweetened full-fat canned coconut milk
- 1/4 c extra cream from full-fat canned coconut milk (optional)
- Dash of cayenne pepper
- Toppings: pinch of unsweetened coconut flakes, pumpkin seeds, extra cayenne and/or coconut milk to garnish
- In a large pot, sauté onions with garlic in hot oil over medium heat.
- Add carrots and sweet potatoes and briskly sauté for 30-60 sec.
- Pour vegetable stock over potatoes and carrots and bring soup to a boil. Once boiling, cover and simmer 15 min until veggies are tender and you’re able to easily pierce with a fork. Remove soup from heat and allow to cool slightly to purée.
- Using an immersion blender, food processor or blender, purée soup until smooth. Fold in coconut milk and coconut cream.
- Season with salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper to taste.
- Garnish with coconut flakes and enjoy!
Adapted from Ali Rakowski’s “G.I.T. Sweet Potato Bisque” for Whole30. This can also be found in her cookbook, Bowls of Love: Paleo Soups for the Seasons.
Nutrition for 1 of 6 servings.
174 calories • 9.1. g fat (57%) • 17.8 g carbs (38%) • 2.3 g protein (5%) • 2.3 g fiber • 6.9 g sugar • 65.2 mg sodium (before adding salt to taste)
* These are estimates based off specific products I used and how I entered ingredients in a fitness tracker. This is completely subjective and used to give a rough nutritional estimate.