Vegan Sweet Potato Broccoli Soup

Vegan Sweet Potato Broccoli Soup

This vegan sweet potato broccoli soup is an antioxidant powerhouse! It’s a delicious and healthy soup, made with calcium-rich broccoli, sweet potatoes, seasoned with ginger, garlic, turmeric, and coconut milk.

Vegan Sweet Potato Broccoli Soup

The sweet potatoes provide a rich, creamy texture and the broccoli a punch of freshness. Add an anti-inflammatory boost of turmeric, spicy ginger, and earthy garlic and you have the perfect, hearty soup to warm you up on a cool day. This one-pot wonder requires very little preparation-simply chop the veggies, add to a pot and voila!

Vegan Sweet Potato Broccoli Soup

Vegans and non-vegans alike will enjoy this soup. It’s a cross between a broth-based and a cream-like soup, which in my opinion is the perfect consistency-not too watery, not too creamy. The canned coconut milk adds just the right amount of sweetness without altering the light, fresh taste of this soup.

Vegan Sweet Potato Broccoli Soup

The addition of herbs and spices not only render this soup delicious but also healthy. Turmeric has a peppery, warm and bitter flavour and is well known for its anti-inflammatory properties. Ginger has a pungent and spicy bite and aids in relieving gastro-intestinal issues, and garlic boasts bold flavour and as we know, meany medicinal properties.

Vegan Sweet Potato Broccoli Soup

Prepare a large batch and store in the fridge for up to 3 days in an air-tight containter or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Vegan Sweet Potato Broccoli Soup

2015-03-14
: 4-6 servings
: 5-7 min
: 20-25 min

This vegan sweet potato broccoli soup is an antioxidant powerhouse! It’s a delicious and healthy soup, made with calcium-rich broccoli, sweet potatoes, seasoned with ginger, garlic, turmeric, and coconut milk. The sweet potatoes provide a rich, creamy texture and the broccoli a punch of freshness. Add an anti-inflammatory boost of turmeric, spicy ginger, and earthy garlic …

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Ingredients
    2 garlic cloves, halved or finely minced
  • about 4 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, cut into 2 inch cubes
  • 2 tbs. extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 3 cups cold water
  • 1/2 tsp. ground turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp. ginger puree (or dried ginger)
  • 1/4 cup canned coconut milk
Directions

Heat olive oil in a large pot on medium-low heat for 1-2 minutes.
Add the garlic and ginger and saute for about 2 minutes. Add the vegetable broth and water and bring to a boil (covered) on high heat.
Once boiling, reduce the heat to medium, add the broccoli, sweet potato, spices and coconut milk and cook for 20-25 minutes or until the vegetables are fork tender.

TIP: If a thicker and creamier consistency is desired, remove a few cups of the soup and puree with an immersion blender then return to the pot.

Serve with a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil and additional coconut milk. Garnish with lightly salted pepitas for added texture if desired.

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43 thoughts on “Vegan Sweet Potato Broccoli Soup”

  • Helen 8 months ago

    Trying to use up staples before going on vacation, sweet potatoes mainly. Will try it tonight, since hubby took ribs, leftover, to work for lunch today and we DO try to not eat meat every meal.
    Don’t have fresh broccoli but a bag of florets ought to work just fine. This sorta reminds me of a Thai Green Curry recipe I have.
    On another note, I could eat soup for dinner anytime of year.

    • Florets will work just fine! I also LOVE soup!! Let me know how it turns out for you!

      • Helen 8 months ago

        Oh yeah, this recipe is a keeper for sure. Hubby really liked it too! Of course, he likes his bread, so, had some heal ends from ciabatta bread, cubed and toasted them in the oven drizzled with some EVOO and sprinkle of garlic powder. Perfect! Thank you Lisa

        • That’s great! Glad to hear you love it as much as we do! Good call on the ciabatta bread…my husband would go for that too!!

  • Wendy from France 1 year ago

    Just made this soup and it was fab ! I used fresh grated ginger along with the garlic, turmeric and coconut milk. I cooked the sweet potatoes for 10 mins or so before adding the broccoli florets as I like my broccoli to have some ‘bite’. I feared cooking for 20 to 25 mins would make the broccoli a bit mushy ! This is a keeper ! Thanks Lisa xx

    • Hi Wendy! Thanks for much for the feedback! I’m so happy you love the recipe as much as we do! Make sure you come back for more 😉

  • Nadia 4 years ago

    I love soup and am always on the lookout for a good recipe. I Will try this one

  • This looks pretty simple to make. I would of never thought of mixing these two together, but I love me some sweet potatoes and the kids love eating broccoli would be a hit in this house.

  • Jackie 4 years ago

    Vegetarian here…thanks for the easy baby recipe. We don’t eat meat (we love cheese though) and I like that this is actual pieces of sweet potato and broc, instead of all just mushed together.

  • mail4rosey 4 years ago

    Broccoli just makes a soup as far as I’m concerned. This looks fantastic!

  • This looks exactly like something I make for Berlin often! She pretty much only likes broccoli (as far as the green stuff goes), so it goes into every dish! 🙂

    • Well, that’s better than not liking greens at all! My daughter is now in that phase, but she did eat this. My son loved it! He is now OVER that phase and is so proud that he ‘eats everything now…every green stuff!”

  • Ourfamilyworld 4 years ago

    That is an interesting mix. i have never mixed sweet potatoes and broccoli. It must be delicious

  • I eat a TON of vegan food during the week and this looks like something I’d definitely eat! Really yummy and vibrant recipe! Thank you!!! Pinning!

  • Elizabeth O. 4 years ago

    Who doesn’t love sweet potatoes? It got great taste and
    pairs well with practically everything!

  • This sounds interesting, not sure the kiddos would be particularly fond of it though.

  • I use coconut milk in a LOT of different dishes but nothing like this before. I might have to give it a try!

  • Beth 4 years ago

    Oh man this looks so good! I love a nice hardy soup.

  • chubskulit 4 years ago

    This looks so tasty. I didn’t know that you can use sweet potato in a soup. I might try your recipe someday.

    • I actually prefer sweet potatoes to regular potatoes. I also find that when I defrost soup, sweet potatoes maintain their texture much better than regular potatoes.

  • Ann Bacciaglia 4 years ago

    This looks amazing i am excited to try it. Sweet potato and broccoli are two of my favorites.

  • michele d 4 years ago

    Love Broccoli. This would be great for those chilly days.

  • That looks very yummy. I love Broccoli a lot! This would be perfect for the whole family.

  • Robin Rue 4 years ago

    That sounds so good. My sister in law is a vegan and always looking for new recipes, so I will be sure to share.

  • CourtneyLynne 4 years ago

    Omg this looks absolutely delicious!!! I’m all about sweet potatoes so I’m definitely going to have to pin this 🙂

  • Jennifer Juro 4 years ago

    This looks great!! I have never had sweet potatos before I need to try them out!

    • A few people on this thread have commented that they’ve never had sweet potatoes before…they’re delicious! You should also try roasting them in the oven with a touch of nutmeg or cinnamon! Yum!

  • This looks delicious!! I love broccoli, sweet potatoes and adore coconut milk. I have never tried all of those together, but I am planning to give this a try. I think the kids would love this soup as well!

  • So normally, I’m not a huge fan of sweet potato, but this looks delicious. I definitely have to save this and try it sometime.

  • Melissa Pezza 4 years ago

    What a great recipe! It’s so hearty and delicious looking. Thanks!

  • I’m not ( yet ) vegan, but I’m seriously considering working my way to be one either this year or next year. I’m curious about putting sweet potato and broccoli together. I can tell that this looks good and smells good – never fails with coconut milk.

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