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Vegan Sweet Potato Soup with Kale

Of all sweet potato recipes, my new Vegan Sweet Potato Soup with Kale is not only easy to make but it also combines the richness of a potato soup with the healthy boost of a kale soup. Trust me, there is nothing better than my Vegan Sweet Potato Soup with Kale for a gloomy fall day!

Top view on a small and large bowl of the Vegan Sweet Potato Soup with Kale

When the days get shorter and colder, I often long for a hot soup to warm me up. I know that it works like this for many other people as well.

Especially in fall, people seem to crave, for example, creamy potato soups even more than the rest of the year. This time, it is no different and I was thinking about how I could give myself an amazing vegan treat in that situation. Because I’m such a fan, I’d rather have a sweet potato soup than using normal potatoes.

Checking among my sweet potato recipes, I realized that I already did have a Coconut-Mango Stew with sweet potatoes – but somehow that didn’t have the right fall spirit that I was looking for. It’s an amazing summer dish, though.

A large bowl of the Vegan Sweet Potato Soup with Kale seen from the side.

 

Why not a Vegan Sweet Potato Soup?

What would I need to add to sweet potato dishes so that I got the fall note I was looking for? One thing that is always a winner for me is adding apples. And then – some of you might have read my kale recipes here and here – I’ve started to get very fond of kale in pestos or in a casserole.

 

Here, however, I wanted to go more into the direction of a kale soup or stew and combine the richness of a potato soup recipe with the health boost coming from the kale soup.

Closeup of a portion of the Vegan Sweet Potato Soup with Kale in a black bowl.

So this is how my Vegan Sweet Potato Soup with Kale was born: I briefly cooked diced sweet potato in coconut milk, added apples, kale, onion and let it cook a bit more.

The beauty of this recipe is that it is not only tasty and healthy but also super easy to make. As a fine extra, I sprinkled the finished soup with roasted pine nuts. What a flavor bomb!

Collage of two pictures of the Vegan Sweet Potato Soup with Kale with recipe title text.

If you give this a try give me a tag on Facebook or Instagram so I can see all the delicious meals. Cheers and have a fun adventure in the kitchen, Florian

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Vegan Sweet Potato Soup with Kale

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Of all sweet potato recipes, my new Vegan Sweet Potato Soup with Kale is not only easy to make but it also combines the richness of a potato soup with the healthy boost of a kale soup. Trust me, there is nothing better than my Vegan Sweet Potato Soup with Kale for a gloomy fall day!

Ingredients

  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 2 15 oz (400 ml) cans full fat coconut milk
  • 4 handfuls of chopped kale
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 - 2 apples, chopped
  • salt, pepper, curry (optional)
  • roasted pine nuts for garnish

Instructions

  1. Start out with preparing the ingredients. Peel and dice the sweet potatoes. Wash and chop the kale, anion, and apples.
  2. Bring the coconut milk to a boil in a large saucepan. Add the sweet potato dices and cook on medium heat for about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the kale, onion, and apples to the saucepan. Season with salt, pepper, and optionally curry according to taste. Let simmer for another 10 minutes.
  4. In the meantime, roast the pine nuts in a frying pan.
  5. Serve the stew hot with a good amount of the roasted pine nuts.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 2 cups
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 150Total Fat: 5.4gSaturated Fat: 3.1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1.7gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 111mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 2gSugar: 13gProtein: 2.7g
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Kara

Wednesday 17th of October 2018

I made this tonight and it was perfect for the 40 degree weather that just hit Texas. I was surprised on how quick this came together and wow it was delicious! Instead of pine nuts, I used roasted pumpkin seeds and added about 2 tablespoons of curry powder. Amazing!

Florian

Wednesday 17th of October 2018

Thanks so much for your amazing feedback, Kara! I'll have try with pumpkin seeds next time! I hope you'll find lots of more recipes to try!

Erin

Wednesday 2nd of May 2018

Do you know if this soup freezes well or does it mess with the textures of the ingredients? This recipe has become a requested favorite in my house (and one I give to nearly everyone I know who loves to cook). It usually goes so quickly that I haven't needed to freeze it before. Thank you for the help!

Florian

Wednesday 2nd of May 2018

Hi Erin! Thanks so much for your fantastic feedback! That makes me really happy! I haven't tried that before and wouldn't recommend that. It will affect the taste and texture.

Kathy Britt

Thursday 8th of February 2018

It almost seemed too simple to be delicious. But boy was I wrong...this soup is heavenly! :-)

Florian

Thursday 8th of February 2018

Hi Kathy! So happy to hear it was such a big hit! Thanks for your fantastic feedback!

SP676

Wednesday 25th of January 2017

I'm making this tonight! How much salt and curry do you recommend as a base? And do you think lite coconut milk will work as well? High fat foods upset my stomach. Love your blog!

Florian @ContentednessCooking

Thursday 26th of January 2017

Hi SP676! I recommend a good pinch salt and to start with 1 Tbs of curry. Then I think the best is to gradually add more to your own taste. And I'm sure it will turn out amazing with lite coconut milk. Let me know what you think.

Hadia Zbib Khanafer

Friday 9th of October 2015

Absolutely delicious, Florain! I am too longing for a hot steaming bowl of this soup! A gorgeous blog with tons of veggie recipes! :) Cheers!

Florian @ContentednessCooking

Saturday 10th of October 2015

Thank you, Hadia! Glad I could convince you with this and my other recipes! :)