Thursday, December 10, 2015

Thanks, Neighbor!


One of the fun things about recipes is sharing them with others and having others share them with you. My son had a play date with one of the children from his preschool, and we were invited over for lunch. My neighbor shared this wonderful sweet potato soup with me. I made it shortly afterward myself and it really makes such a nice, comforting lunch. I think you will like it too.

Curried Sweet Potato Soup


1 red onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, mimnced
2 stalks celery, chopped
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 lb. sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped (7-8 cups, or about 2 medium-sized sweet potatoes)
1 lb. butternut squash, peeled and chopped (7-8 cups, or one medium-sized butternut squash)
6 cups chicken stock
2 tsp. curry powder
1/2 tsp. turmeric
1-2 tsp. salt, to taste
1 tsp. lemon juice
Plain yogurt or sour cream
Chopped cilantro for garnish


In a large pot over medium high heat, saute onion, garlic, and celery in olive oil until soft, about 5 minutes. Add sweet potatoes, squash, broth, curry powder, turmeric, and salt and bring to a boil. Simmer until sweet potatoes and squash are tender, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat, cool slightly, and in batches, transfer to a blender or food processor and puree until smooth. Stir in lemon juice and serve topped with yogurt or sour cream and cilantro.

Source: This came from my wonderful neighbor, Janis Gilbert.

Notes: This is such a good soup. A nice healthy option to have around for lunch. It freezes well too. Oh, and the more cilantro, the better! Don't skip the cilantro! It enhances the flavor so nicely.

1 comment:

  1. I did get to taste this at Daniel's blessing and it was quite yummy. Good for those vegetarian options.