This is a recreation of a soup I was served at a wonderful restaurant in downtown Greensboro, NC. The sweetness of the sweet potatoes combined with the fragrant ginger, earthy cumin, and spicy cayenne give this soup a deep flavor with multiple levels of warmth. If an immersion blender is not available, soup maybe be blended in a regular blender in small batches.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
40 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat oil in a heavy stock pot over medium-high heat. Add onions and saute until soft, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and saute until garlic begins to brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir vegetable broth, sweet potatoes, ginger, cilantro, cumin, cayenne pepper, salt, and ground black pepper into onion mixture; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are soft, about 30 minutes.

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  • Remove stock pot from heat and blend soup with an immersion blender until smooth. Season with salt and ground black pepper as necessary. Serve with a dollop of sour cream.

Nutrition Facts

226 calories; protein 3.6g 7% DV; carbohydrates 34.5g 11% DV; fat 8.5g 13% DV; cholesterol 6.3mg 2% DV; sodium 336.8mg 14% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (3)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/23/2019
Great recipe! I used coconut oil instead of vegetable oil. And I had some roasted garlic so I used that. Tasty dish. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/23/2019
Great recipe! I used coconut oil instead of vegetable oil. And I had some roasted garlic so I used that. Tasty dish. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/04/2015
This is great! Nice consistency. Very easy to make and not much cleanup. I used plain Greek yogurt and lemon juice instead of sour cream. Easily made with an immersion blender. Next time I will cut some of the ginger. It was a bit overpowering right out of the pot and I love ginger-heavy foods. On the second day it might settle and blend a little more. As I write this the after taste is setting in. Really nice blend of spices. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2016
Gourmet.. and delicious! Read More
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