Do you like sweet potato? And do you like quick and easy dishes? Then this sweet potato cream is for you. You won’t need many ingredients. Get some sweet potatoes and coconut milk. soy sauce, cinnamon and vinegar already should be part of every household.
This cream doesn’t require you to be a fully fledged chef to cook it. Just peel your sweet potatoes, chop them into some chunks and steam or boil them soft. Grab a hand blender and mash them. Add the coconut milk, a tablespoon of each Soy sauce and balsamic vinegar, and a teaspoon of cinnamon powder. Now add as much warm water as you like until you reach the desired consistency. Add more of the ingredients as well as pepper and salt to your liking. Finally, decorate the soup with some fresh herbs like parsley, chives or cilantro, add some croutons or whatever you like the most.
Sweet potato for your vitamin A
Like carrots, sweet potatoes get their color from beta carotene. This is a secondary plant substance that your body can transform into vitamin A. Unlike with the vitamin directly, you cannot overshoot your vitamin A levels, as the synthesis is a controlled process.
Keep more nutrients by steaming the potatoes
If you have a steamer or a pot inlay, i recommend using it to steam the potatoes instead of boiling them directly in water. When you boil them, they are constantly in direct contact with the water and move around a lot. This helps the water wash out a lot of the nutrients the potato contains.
If you steam your food only steam touches it. That means way less nutrients can get washed out and your overall dish is healthier and carries more aroma. This not only applies to potatoes, but any food that you would boil and then take out of the water.
Can I freeze the sweet potato cream?
If you think of creating a batch and keeping it, then i have good news for you. Yes, you absolutely can freeze this soup.
Sweet potato soup
- Steamer optional
- Hand Blender
- 700 g sweet potato
- 200 ml coconut milk
- 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
- 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Peel and chop the potatoes. Get some steam going or boil the potatoes until soft.
- Mash the potatoes with a hand blender. Add the coconut milk, cinnamon, soy sauce, vinegar as well as pepper and salt
- Add water until you reach your desired consistency. Taste the soup again and add back what's been watered down if you find the taste too soft.
- The rest is decoration. I recommend fresh herbs like parsley and chives.