In this flavorful soup recipe, sweet potatoes simmer in a quick coconut curry, resulting in a creamy, thick broth punctuated by notes of garlic and ginger. We love peanuts for their inexpensive price and versatile flavor. They’re also a great source of protein—1 ounce has 7 grams.”
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 1½ cups diced yellow onion
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
- 4 teaspoons red curry paste (see Tip)
- 1 serrano chile, ribs and seeds removed, minced
- 1 pound sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed ( ½-inch pieces)
- 3 cups water
- 1 cup “lite” coconut milk
- ¾ cup unsalted dry-roasted peanuts
- 1 (15 ounce) can white beans, rinsed
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
- ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- ¼ cup unsalted roasted pumpkin seeds
- Lime wedges
- 1Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring often, until softened and translucent, about 4 minutes.
- 2Stir in garlic, ginger, curry paste, and serrano; cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Stir in sweet potatoes and water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, partially covered, until the sweet potatoes are soft, 10 to 12 minutes.
- 3Transfer half of the soup to a blender, along with coconut milk and peanuts; puree. (Use caution when pureeing hot liquids.) Return to the pot with the remaining soup. Stir in beans, salt, and pepper; heat through. Remove from the heat. Stir in cilantro and lime juice. Serve with pumpkin seeds and lime wedges.