All of a sudden it’s cooled down here in Perth and with that wintery feeling, comes the urge to eat soup. Well, for me anyway. This Sweet Potato Soup made in my Thermomix really hit the spot for me today.
I have included lots of immune-boosting ingredients in this one, it will be the one I whip up when one of us starts to feel a bit under the weather over winter!
Immune Boosting Sweet Potato Soup
- 20 g dried sliced shiitake mushrooms
- 500 g boiling water
- 200 g brown onion quartered
- 8 garlic cloves (40g)
- 20 g ginger thin coins
- 50 g olive oil
- 2 tsp ground turmeric
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 750 g sweet potato roughly chopped
- 60 g Odds-and-Ends Vegetable Stock Concentrate
- black pepper
- 400 g water
- 1 270ml tin coconut cream
- Optional garnishes: more coconut cream torn coriander leaves, lemon juice
- Place shiitake mushrooms in a bowl. Cover with 500g freshly boiled water from the kettle. Set aside.
- Place onion, garlic and ginger in mixer bowl. Chop 3 seconds/speed 6/MC on. Scrape down bowl.
- Add oil. Saute 10 minutes/steaming temperature/speed 1/MC off. Scrape down bowl.
- Add cumin and turmeric. Saute a further 1 minute/100/speed 1/MC off.
- Add sweet potato. Chop 10 seconds/speed 4/MC on, or until all roughly evenly chopped.
- Add rehydrated shiitake mushrooms and the water they were soaking in, stock paste, pepper and 400g water. Cook 20 minutes/100/speed 2/MC on.
- Blitz 30 seconds/speed 9/MC on, ensuring you move the speed dial up to speed slowly and very carefully.
- Add coconut cream. Cook a further 10 minutes/100/speed 2/MC on.
- Serve in bowls, with a swirl of coconut cream, a pile of torn coriander leaves and a squeeze of lemon (all optional).
– If preferred, Greek yogurt can be used in place of coconut cream.
– Pumpkin would work well in place of the sweet potato, if preferred.
Please note, nutrition information is calculated via an online recipe nutrition calculator and is a guide only. It is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed 100% accurate. I am not a nutritionist or trained health professional.