Who says, you can not eat sweet potato soup in the heat of summer? This soup is spicy but very cooling because of the base of coconut milk. It is also has a nice sweet, smoky and just plan delish. The saffron gives it a touch of elegance. Some things are just worth the price and saffron is one of those.
1 tbsp olive oil
1 large sweet potato, peeled and diced, put 1/2 cup to the side for garnish
1/2 cup red bell pepper, diced
1/4 cup red onions, diced
2 garlic clove, crushed
pinch saffron threads
1 tsp smoked chili
1 cup of coconut milk
1/2 cup organic vegetable broth
1 1/2 tbsp organic honey
1 tsp smoked paprika
1/4 tsp fennel seeds
1/4 tsp cardamom
1/4 tsp cinnamon
Salt and Pepper to taste.
A few saffron threads for garnish. If it suits your fancy. 🙂
In a large pot add enough water to cover the diced sweet potatoes. Cook on a medium high heat, until tender. Remember to put 1/2 cup of the diced sweet potatoes to the side to sauté for your garnish.
Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat; cook the 1/2 cup sweet potatoes, red onions and red bell peppers, stirring, until soft. Add the garlic and the saffron; cook, stirring. Add 1/2 smoked paprika, fennel seeds and a pinch of salt. Stir and cook for a minute to incorporate the spices. Set the garnish mixture to the side.
Take the boiled sweet potatoes and drain them in a strainer. Add the sweet potatoes to a blender, Vitamix or Ninja. Add the remaining ingredients, milk, honey, vegetable broth and spices. Blend until smooth. Add the soup to a pot and warm up, if needed. Add the soup to serving bowls; top with the sweet potato garnish and Enjoy!