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Sweet potato soup with chilli sambal

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  • Dairy free
  • Egg free
  • Gluten free
  • Lactose free
  • Nut free
  • Sesame free
  • Soy free
  • Wheat free

A classic winter warmer gets an irresistible makeover in this creamy sweet potato soup. It’s made in the slow cooker and topped with a zesty chilli sambal for a perfect finish.

  • Serves6
  • Cook time2 hour 35 minutes
  • Prep time15 minutes, + cooling time
Sweet potato soup served a bowl with spinach and sambal on top


  • 1 tbs coconut oil
  • 1 brown onion, finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tbs finely grated ginger
  • 1/4 cup (70g) smooth peanut butter
  • 1 tbs sambal oelek or chilli sauce
  • 2 tbs kecap manis
  • 2 tbs fish sauce
  • 3 gold sweet potatoes, peeled, cut into 2cm pieces
  • 400ml coconut milk
  • 60g pkt baby spinach leaves

Chilli sambal

  • 1 long green chilli, seeds removed, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup (75g) shredded coconut
  • 1 lime, rind finely grated, juiced

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  1. Step 1

    Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic and ginger and cook, stirring occasionally, for 4 mins or until onion softens. Transfer to a slow cooker.
  2. Step 2

    Add peanut butter, sambal oelek or chilli sauce, kecap manis, fish sauce, sweet potato, coconut milk and 3 cups (750ml) water to the slow cooker. Cover. Cook for 2 1/2 hours on high (or 5 hours on low) or until the sweet potato is tender. Turn off the slow cooker. Set aside to cool slightly. Use a stick blender to carefully blend the soup until smooth.
  3. Step 3

    To make the chilli sambal, place the chilli, coconut, lime rind and lime juice in a food processor and process until finely chopped.
  4. Step 4

    Divide the soup among serving bowls. Top with the spinach and sprinkle with chilli sambal to serve.

Nutrition Information


Energy: 1658kJ/397 Cals (19%)

Protein: 8g (16%)

Fat: 28g (40%)

Sat fat: 21g (88%)

Carb: 26g (8%)

Sugar: 15g (17%)

Fibre: 8g (27%)

Sodium: 975mg (49%)