Great Tastes of Manitoba

Sweet Potato Soup with Lime

| Servings: 4-6

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 tsp (7 mL) chili powder
  • 3 cups (750 mL) reduced-sodium vegetable or chicken broth
  • 5 cups (1.25 L) cubed peeled sweet potatoes, (about 2 large)
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) milk
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) plain yogurt (not fat-free), divided
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) grated lime zest
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) freshly squeezed lime

Directions

  1. In large pot, melt butter over medium heat.
  2. Add garlic, onion and chili powder; sauté for about 5 min or until soft.
  3. Add broth and sweet potatoes; bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are soft, about 20 mins.
  5. Transfer to blender or food processor, in batches, or use an immersion blender in the pot, puree until very smooth, adding some of the milk if necessary to thin.
  6. Return soup to pot and stir in milk. Heat over medium heat, stirring, until steaming, but do not let boil.
  7. Stir yogurt into soup; heat, stirring for 1 min.
  8. Stir in salt and season to taste with pepper.
  9. Stir lime zest and juice into remaining yogurt.
  10. Ladle soup into warmed bowls; dollop lime yogurt on top of each serving.

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