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Bursting with flavors of coriander and cumin, the sweet coconut balances the leeks and the gorgeous orange yams that have been browned to perfection. Easy, quick, and totally vegan/vegetarian.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat coconut oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add yams; stir to coat with oil. Cook until lightly browned, about 2 minutes per side. Add carrot; cook and stir for 1 minute. Stir in leek and garlic; cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add cumin and coriander; stir until evenly distributed.

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  • Pour lemon juice, vegetable broth, and coconut milk into the pot; stir to combine. Bring soup to a gentle boil; reduce heat and simmer, covered, until carrots are tender, about 15 minutes. Season with salt.

  • Ladle soup into serving bowls and garnish with fresh spinach.

Cook's Notes:

Substitute any high-heat oil for the coconut oil if preferred. Add more oil if mixture looks dry in step 1.

Substitute chopped kale for the spinach if preferred.

Use sea salt instead of kosher salt if desired.

Nutrition Facts

528 calories; protein 7.3g; carbohydrates 71.8g; fat 25.7g; sodium 618.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (13)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2016
I loved this recipe! I used chicken broth instead of veggie broth. I also added a twist and added chunks of chicken and fermented garlic as well as bell pepper and mushrooms to it and it turned out amazing. I highly recommend this and use this as a good base and add some garlic chili paste to really spice it if you like it spicy Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/05/2019
I wanted to really love this but mine turned out very lemony and it was OK but not phenomenal. Will probably not make it again. Read More
18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2016
I loved this recipe! I used chicken broth instead of veggie broth. I also added a twist and added chunks of chicken and fermented garlic as well as bell pepper and mushrooms to it and it turned out amazing. I highly recommend this and use this as a good base and add some garlic chili paste to really spice it if you like it spicy Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2016
Great soup! I used chicken broth rather than vegetable broth in the recipe to give it more flavor, and added some cubed and cooked chicken breast as well. Curry is also always a must when I make soup that has coconut milk in it. The lemon was a nice touch of flavor, but I felt a whole lemon was just a little bit too much. If I make this again, I'll probably use only the juice from about half a lemon. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2016
Delicious! And very quick and easy to make. My very picky toddlers even ate some of the cooked yams I pulled out of the soup! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2017
doubled the recipe added more vegetables...broccoli carrots yams fresh garlic and ginger root and spices cooked with chopped up porkchops. we loved it!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2019
I added some chopped red bell pepper it came out great! I will make it again... my husband said he ll eat it every week. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/16/2018
Was really great and the family ate on it for a few days. Needed a little extra flavor somehow but I am not a talented enough cook to make a suggestion one way or the other. Either way this one will go in the recipe box. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2019
Great recipe and delicious!! Read More
Rating: 2 stars
11/07/2020
I did not like the flavor of this soup at all. I tried to save it with madras curry powder and that helped. I think there was too much cumin, but I’m not sure. At any rate I’m not going to try this soup again. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/15/2021
no changes but the hard part is cutting the yam! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
08/05/2019
I wanted to really love this but mine turned out very lemony and it was OK but not phenomenal. Will probably not make it again. Read More