Spicy sweet potato and butternut squash soup

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By 4point2kids

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  • 1 medium onion finely chopped

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 950ml vegetable stock

  • 1 tsp runny honey

  • 340g butternut squash peeled and diced into 1” cubes

  • 340g sweet potato peeled and diced into 1” cubes

  • 1 lime zested and juiced

  • 1/4 pints natural yoghurt

  • 1 green chilli deseeded and chopped

  • 1 tsp cumin seeds lightly roasted and ground

  • 2 cloves garlic crushed

  • 1 handful coriander fresh

  • 1 tin chickpeas drained

  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds lightly roasted and ground

  • 1 sweet red pepper

  • 1 tsp coriander seeds lightly roasted and ground

  • 1 knob fresh root ginger peeled and finely grated (about 1 cm)

  • 1 tin plum


  1. Heat oil and cook onion and garlic in a covered pan for 10 minutes, without colouring.
  2. Add spices, seeds, chilli, ginger, lime zest and honey and stir for 30 seconds.
  3. Add potato, squash, juice of half the lime and stock.
  4. Cover, bring to the boil and simmer for approx 10 minutes until vegetables are tender.
  5. Add chickpeas and taste for seasoning.
  6. Simmer for another 10 minutes, add the rest of the lime juice to taste.
  7. Cool a little and puree.
  8. Reheat gently and stir in the coriander just before serving.

Handy Hint

Obviously can be dairy free if you just don't add swirl of yoghurt.
Serve with a swirl of natural yoghurt or float a disc of sweet red pepper butter on top.

Additional Information

  • Make Ahead

  • Low carb

  • Low fat

  • Soup

  • Winter

  • Autumn

  • Bonfire

  • Halloween

  • Vegetarian

  • Gluten Free

  • Nut Free

  • Egg Free

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  • sarahcustard 08/06/14 09:17

    honey and sweet potato? how are they low carb on this recipe

  • clarabellabunting 02/04/14 12:16

    I don't understand how this is low carb when it contains honey and sweet potatoes?

  • kaaren69 10/01/14 14:53

    want to make this but is tin plum - a tin of tomatoes?

  • Twicksmum 10/01/14 10:34

    I tried this last night and it's great! Quite a few ingredients though.

  • cheapskatemum 09/01/14 20:30

    Am I being a bit thick? I don't get where the tin of plum comes in. Looks lovely and I'm keen to try it.

  • esthermate 06/11/09 12:41

    This tastes fab and is really warming

  • 4point2kids 05/11/09 22:06

    Warming & tasty AND good for you. Wonderful seasonal fare!