Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup

This is a deliciously easy carrot and sweet potato soup which you can add to your list of quick healthy meals. It’s low calorie, really tasty, filling, and has just the right amount of heat from the chilli. It’s a soup that gives you a warming hug just when you need it most. 

This is a deliciously easy carrot and sweet potato soup which you can add to your list of quick healthy meals. It's low calorie, really tasty, filling, and has just the right amount of heat from the chilli.

I know, I know, it’s another soup recipe but as I mentioned recently, it is just NOT feeling like summer here in any way at all yet.

So in the spirit of keeping warm, here in Glasgow, let’s get our soup spoons out and get right into this bowl of delicious carrot and sweet potato soup nourishment!

It’s kind of fitting really because I had a carrot and sweet potato soup like this one, from the excellent Glencoe Café, whilst we were on holiday in Glencoe in March, and it kept me warm then!

This is a deliciously easy carrot and sweet potato soup which you can add to your list of quick healthy meals. It's low calorie, really tasty, filling, and has just the right amount of heat from the chilli.

This is a deliciously easy carrot and sweet potato soup which you can add to your list of quick healthy meals. It's low calorie, really tasty, filling, and has just the right amount of heat from the chilli.

The carrot and sweet potato soup ingredients just marinate so well together producing a natural sweetness, whilst the ginger and hint of chilli powder add the warmth.

You can feel yourself slowly warming up, from head to toe, as the soup slowly slips down with every mouthful.

Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup Below Recipe

Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup Confession

OK, so I have to confess here further the reason for the soup recipe today….

I was planning to do a motivational post but it didn’t happen. (Obviously).

You see Sunday (the day planned to do that motivational post) was spent re-installing and transferring all my software to a new computer. I had to replace the creaking laptop that I’ve been working on previously. It just wasn’t designed for my daily thrashing and the software I use! Just pressing a key threw the laptop processor into a tantrum! So I’m just about finished re-installing everything, but it’s meant that motivation post has been shelved for a while!

You know, I kept thinking, or rather lyrics kept popping into my head as Sunday wore on “time is against me now” and “plans can fall through as so often they do” – curse you Morrissey for putting these words in my head in my adolescence that I can’t ever seem to get rid of!! 😉

Anyway, I digress. You folks know it’s not all about soup here and I want to get started on my salads soon. But with a weekend ahead of cooking and new recipes planned, and the weather forecast still looking dreich I’ve kind of changed that plan there too from “summery” to “hearty” recipes i.e. more casseroles and one pot stews.

Anyway, it is what it is, it’s Scotland, and you’ve seen the fantastic weather we can have so I’m not moaning, I’m just saying. Plans have to be adaptable here. Just like ourselves, we all need to be adaptable to changing times and there’s about to be another huge change in my circumstances. I’m changing jobs again……… ❓

Yep, my fantastic news is that I’ve finally got a position back in my chosen career path (Project Management) and there’s potentially going to be website stuff and social media stuff too. Everything I do here, and am learning at college. Ecstatic, absolutely. Excited? You bet!! 😀

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This is a deliciously easy carrot and sweet potato soup which you can add to your list of quick healthy meals. It's low calorie, really tasty, filling, and has just the right amount of heat from the chilli.
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Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
1 hrs
 
This is a deliciously easy carrot and sweet potato soup which you can add to your list of quick healthy meals. It's low calorie, really tasty, filling, and has just the right amount of heat from the chilli.
Course: Lunch
Servings: 4
Calories: 188 kcal
Author: neil@neilshealthymeals.com
Ingredients
  • Low fat cooking spray
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic crushed
  • 3 medium sized carrots chopped
  • ½ tsp ginger
  • ½ tsp mild chilli powder
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes peeled and chopped
  • 1 L vegetable stock
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • A sprinkle of mild chilli powder for garnish
Instructions
  1. Spray the bottom of a large soup pan about 5 times with the low fat cooking spray.
  2. Heat the soup pan on a high heat, then when the oil starts to bubble, turn the heat down to a lower heat.
  3. Sauté the onion and garlic for 2 – 3 minutes, stirring constantly to ensure they don’t burn.
  4. Add the carrots and cook for a further 2 – 3 minutes, again stirring constantly and add drops of hot water, if required, to prevent the mixture sticking to the bottom of the pan.
  5. Stir in the ginger and chilli powder. Stir for 30 seconds.
  6. Add the chopped sweet potato and vegetable stock. Simmer for 20 – 25 minutes until the vegetables are soft.
  7. Blitz / puree in a food processor / blender, return to the same pot and re-heat.
  8. Season to taste, serve and garnish with the mild chilli powder.
Recipe Notes

This is easily freezable.

Nutrition Facts
Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 188 Calories from Fat 5
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.6g 1%
Saturated Fat 0.1g 1%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 224.1mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 43.4g 14%
Dietary Fiber 8.1g 32%
Sugars 13.3g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 190%
Vitamin C 29%
Calcium 11%
Iron 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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This is a deliciously easy carrot and sweet potato soup which you can add to your list of quick healthy meals. It's low calorie, really tasty, filling, and has just the right amount of heat from the chilli.

Comments

  1. I made soup the other night – butternut squash. It feels like Autumn outside still so I’m totally with you on the food choice! I have carrot and sweet potato on hand, I should totally make this. It’s so preeetty too!
    Congrats on getting back into your field and getting the chance to showcase your skills too. That’s excellent. Believe me, I know how frustrating the search (and being in transition) is. Good for you!!!

    Also, I always moan about the weather lol. I hope I get over it soon because it’s definitely getting old. 🙂
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      I LOVE butternut squash soup. Had I known you had made that the other night, we could have done a “soup swap” 😉

      Butternut squash soup is one on my list for future, it’ll be fun to compare your recipe to mine!

      Thank you re: the job. I am very thankful for the change in my circumstances and for the opportunity that has come to me. I kept faith that it would come right one day. All the motivational stuff I read must have had an impact.

      You’ve definitely got Scottish blood in you, if you always moan about the weather. It is our right to do so!! 😀

  2. Congratulations on the new position! That is so exciting, and I am so happy for you. We should celebrate over soup, particularly because it is rather chilly here…
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thank you Susie. And I would so love to celebrate with you over soup. Plenty of it just to keep warm.

      But I mean seriously, when is it going to get warmer? This is ridiculous, I’m still wearing my outer winter gear and haven’t even changed into my summer coat yet!! ❓

  3. Super easy to make and full of flavor. Would highly recommend.

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thanks for your comment Rachel.

      I’m really glad that you liked and would recommend this soup! 😀

  4. Made this last night-it was awesome!
    Thank you for the recipe!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Hi Lizzie, thanks for your comment and for trying out my carrot and sweet potato soup. I’m so glad you like it! 😀

  5. Hi. What is the serving size?

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Hi Michelle, thanks for contacting me.

      The recipe makes 4 servings. It has those details in the recipe card.

      If you mean the actual quantity? Then I think it’s roughly about 500 ml each when portioned out amongst 4 people. 🙂

  6. Making this now with added lentils -smells amazing, thank you 👍

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Sounds brilliant Lisa! Thanks for taking the time to comment and I hope you enjoyed the soup. 😀

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