Spiced Sweet Potato and Broccoli Soup

  • Ali

I seemed to have an abundance of broccoli in the fridge last week and really needed to use it up before my next organic box arrived on Friday. What better way than to combine it with sweet potato in a warming but filling soup.  This is so super simple and really delicious. The whole family will love it and the sweet potato is so bright in colour that the kids won't even know they're eating broccoli. 



·       1 tbsp olive oil

·       1 onion, diced

·       2 tsp smoked paprika

·       2 garlic cloves, crushed

·       2–3 sweet potatoes (about 550g), peeled and cut into 2cm chunks

·       750 ml Vegetable Stock

·       400g broccoli


1. In a large saucepan, heat the oil and gently cook the onion for 5–7 minutes, until softened. Add the garlic and paprika, cook for 2–3 more minutes, add the sweet potatoes and cook for a few more minutes, then add the stock. Bring to the boil, add the broccoli and simmer for 15 minutes, or until the sweet potato is tender.

2. Blend the sweet potato mixture and the broccoli in a food processor. Reheat to serve.


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