spiced sweet potato soup

Spiced Sweet Potato Soup

Sweet potatoes are a wonderful starch to add to your repertoire. They can be mashed, boiled, steamed, and incorporated into a number of different dishes, plus they’re a great source of fibre. Additionally, they contain several vitamins and minerals, including iron, calcium, vitamin B and vitamin C.

This recipe highlights the sweet potato and also contains a secret ingredient: chickpeas! The chickpeas in this spiced sweet potato soup add an extra boost of protein and fibre, and make for a cozy winter meal.

Spiced Sweet Potato Soup

Serves 6


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp chili powder
  • 4 cups sweet potato, peeled + diced
  • 4 large carrots, peeled + sliced
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 300g chickpeas, drained + rinsed
  • ½ small lemon, juiced (optional)


  1. Heat oil over medium-high heat, sauté onion and garlic.
  2. Add spices, sweet potato, and carrot.
  3. Add stock and bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
  4. Add chickpeas and simmer for 10 minutes, covered.
  5. Use an immersion blender (or transfer to a heat-safe blender) to puree the soup, then stir in lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste, then serve.


Per serving

Calories (kcal) 220 Protein (g) 7
Carbohydrates (g) 36 Fat (g) 6
Sugar (g) 9 Saturated Fat 0.8
Fibre (g) 7 Sodium (mg) 331