November 4, 2021

by Alyssa

Spicy Ginger Sweet Potato Soup

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This creamy and spicy Vegan Sweet Potato Soup with coconut milk, fennel and carrots is a sweet and savory silky-smooth soup perfect for chilly nights.

pot of sweet potato soup with cream and chives

When I'm craving soup, it's usually a smooth pureed vegetable-based soup like my Vegan Corn Chowder and garlic cauliflower chowder.

But I was feeling something a little different this time around and wanted to go with something that was spicy, silky smooth, and used sweet potato.

And I landed on this:

A vegan sweet potato soup that's full of so much flavor! From fresh ginger, garlic, coconut, and a blend of mixed vegetables.

It makes a warming winter dinner or lunch that's also easy to meal prep!

ladle of sweet potato soup with chives and cream

How to Make Vegan Sweet Potato Soup

Just like most soups, we're going to start by sauteeing all our ingredients together. Then we let things simmer for a while to develop flavor, and then we blend. It's pretty darn simple!

Tools you'll need:

If you don't have a regular blender, an immersion blender will also work. I don't recommend using a food processor, because too much liquid is likely to spill and you can never get quite the right texture that way.

ingredients for soup with sweet potato, carrots, vegetable broth and fennel


Here's what you need to make this healthy dairy-free soup:

  • Olive oil. to saute the veggies. You could also use coconut oil if you prefer.
  • Onion. Use a white or yellow onion. Red onion will turn the soup an odd color.
  • Fennel. This adds a bitter, earthy undertone to the soup that I love.
  • Sweet potato. Peel the potatoes first for the smoothest texture.
  • Carrots. these add extra sweetness. You can also peel them to remove any potential dirt.
  • Garlic. I strongly recommend using fresh garlic for this recipe.
  • Ginger. You'll need about two inches of fresh ginger.
  • Vegetable broth. Use low-sodium store-bought broth or make your own.
  • Coconut milk. I like light coconut milk, but full-fat will give you an even creamier texture.
  • Salt and black pepper to taste.


vegetables in a pot for soup

1. Saute the veggies in olive oil until the onions start to soften. Add in the ginger, garlic, and some salt and pepper.

collage of pot cooking sweet potato soup

2. Add in the broth and coconut milk. Then bring the mixture to a boil and let it simmer for at least 2o minutes until the vegetables have softened.

blender with sweet potato soup

3. Transfer the mixture to a blender (or use an immersion blender) and blend until smooth.

bowl of sweet potato soup

4. Pour the soup into bowls, top with your favorite soup toppings and dig in!

bowl of ginger sweet potato soup with chives

Serving Sweet Potato Soup

This sweet potato soup is sweet, savory and spicy. It's delicious all on its own, but you can also add your favorite toppings to add crunch, color and extra flavor. Here's what I love on top of a bowl of sweet potato ginger soup:

  • Toasted pumpkin seeds
  • A swirl of coconut cream or dairy-free yogurt
  • Fresh parsley or cilantro
  • Chives or sliced scallions
  • Croutons (or chickpea croutons for added protein

two bowls of sweet potato soup with chives

Storing Leftovers

Store any leftover sweet potato soup in an airtight container in the fridge for up to five days. You can reheat it over medium-low heat on the stove to serve. You can also freeze soup for up to three months. Thaw the soup in the fridge overnight, then reheat on the stove.

More Vegan Soup Recipes

If you make this Vegan Ginger Sweet Potato Soup, be sure to let me know what you think with a comment below!

Vegan Ginger Sweet Potato Soup

Ginver Sweet Potaot Soup with fennel and coconut milk is a spicy and sweet dairy-free and gluten-free dinner for fall.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 servings
Calories 192kcal
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two bowls of sweet potato soup with chives
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  • Heat the olive oil in a large dutch oven or saucepan. Add the onion, fennel, potato, and carrots. Saute for 3 - 5 minutes until the veggies start to soften. Add the garlic, ginger, salt, and pepper, and saute for a few more minutes.
    vegetables in a pot for soup
  • Add the broth and coconut milk. Bring the mixture to a boil, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
    collage of pot cooking sweet potato soup
  • Once the soup is cooked, add it to a blender and blend until creamy. You could also use an immersion blender. Taste and adjust seasonings to your taste.
    blender with sweet potato soup
  • Serve immediately with a dollop of yogurt, some chives (or green onions) and enjoy!
    bowl of sweet potato soup


Serving: 1.5cups | Calories: 192kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 769mg | Potassium: 564mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 16530IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 1mg

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