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curried sweet potato and peanut soup

February 12, 2013


So hears the thing. I have already made this exact soup on the blog before. Except last time I made it with almond butter instead of peanut butter. Either way it’s pretty darn tasty. I am usually more of an almond butter girl, but I have to say, I think that peanut butter works best in this recipe. Peanut butter, sweet potatoes, curry? Sign me up!

This soup tastes best after a chilly afternoon playing  in the snow. Our days of snowshoeing and skiing are slowly coming to end.


The snow may continue to fall in the mountains, but down where we are the real work is right around the corner. Taylor is soaking up every second he can up at the mountain. Look at him fly!


Our workload at the farm is going to start pretty slowly, but within the next few weeks we will become increasingly busy. And that is where soup comes in.


It’s going to be pretty chilly up at Tumbleweed and I am already planning on making huge batches of soup so all we have to do is reheat them when we come home freezing. I think it’s a genius idea. I just hope I stick to it!


This guy has faith in me!

Regardless of what your day is looking like, I highly recommend coming home this evening, pouring yourself an extra tall glass of your favorite wine and making this soup.  You will probably feel so good after your wine and soup that you may even climb into a bubble bath. Yup, that’s what happened to me.


Curried Sweet Potato and Peanut Soup (serves 4-6)

2 tbs coconut oil

1 large yellow onion, diced

2 large sweet potatoes, washed and cut into 1/4 inch pieces

3 large cloves of garlic

anywhere from 2 tsp to 2 TBS of good quality curry powder (I like spicy so I use 2 TBS, but start with less and add more after taste testing)

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp grated ginger

3-5 cups of vegetable stock (start with 3 and add more if it’s too thick)

1 cup coconut milk

1/4 cup peanut butter

salt and pepper to taste

In a large soup pot over medium heat add the coconut oil. Add the onion and saute for about 5-8 minutes stirring often. Add the garlic and sweet potatoes. Mix well. Add the spices (curry, ginger, cinnamon) Add the vegetable stock and peanut butter. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer.  Simmer for about 25 minutes.  Add the coconut milk. With an immersion blender or regular blender process the soup until smooth. If it’s too thick add more broth. Season with salt and pepper. Serve warm.

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18 thoughts on “curried sweet potato and peanut soup

  1. oh that picture of him skiing looks like it’s in a magazine! wow!

    And I would love to come home to this soup!

  2. Joanne says:

    This is my kind of soup, whether almond butter or peanut butter is used. Love em both!

  3. wine, sweet potato, curry, peanut butter, and a bath? sounds like heaven!

  4. girlversusdough says:

    Peanut butter, sweet potatoes, curry (and wine)?? Sign me up, too!

  5. Sounds like the perfect soup on a cold day after a long hard day of working. That photo is amazing, what big air!

  6. Ohhh my I love that you suggested wine with this warming soup, I’m in!

  7. That sounds incredibly comforting. I love the combination of curry and peanuts! I think it is the main reason why I love Thai food so much. And that snow! It looks amazing, I miss that white Oregon fluff. It makes everything look so clean and fresh. Your skiing photo is pretty fantastic, btw! I have only been skiing once, but had so much fun and have been longing to do it again. Someday!

  8. Our chilly days are still here 🙁 so I’ll need batches and batches of this smooth and delicious soup!

  9. That soup is exactly what I want and need 🙂 I love your recipes!!! It is so cool that you use coconut oil in your meals because it is really tasty and healthy and now when I found you I can cook more with it 🙂
    Wow, your husband looks like a pro, great picture also, and your dog’s face- simply charming 🙂

  10. Curry, sweet potatoes, AND peanuts?! Everything in this is delicious!

  11. I missed this the first time so I’m glad you remade it so now I can make it too! I LOVE sweet potatoes and peanut butter together .. so comforting and hearty after being out in the cold!

  12. bakerbynature says:

    This soup looks awesome, girly!

  13. I love this soup – then, and now. I am totally more of a PB than an AB girl and so that’s my vote too! I made one using peanut, peanut butter, sweet potatoes and coconut milk too!

  14. Wow baby this is beatiful soup. I am so into peanuts at the moment. I made peanut brittle yesterday.

  15. Sophie33 says:

    What a fabulous, rich & tasty lokking soup! Yummm! fab pics too!

  16. MaryBeth says:

    I just made this for dinner and it is fantastic! I love the peanut and curry flavors. The sweet potatoes I used were pretty small and my soup is a little runnier than I’d like but it still tastes amazing!

  17. kathy martin says:

    MMMM this was seriously yummy. Just a great combination of flavours! I added a squeeze of lime and it was just so good. Thanks for an awesome recipe…really love your site.

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