Recipe courtesy of Levi Roots
Print
Ital Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup
Total:
40 min
Prep:
30 min
Cook:
10 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
40 min
Prep:
30 min
Cook:
10 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 4 cups fresh carrot juice
  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 3D4-inch chunks
  • 1 (4-ounce) can chickpeas, drained
  • 1 (1 1/2-inch) creamed coconut chunk, cut from a block*
  • 1 small hot red chile, preferably Scotch Bonnet, chopped (wear gloves)
  • 1 (3/4-inch) piece fresh ginger, very finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves picked and finely chopped
  • 1 large handful callaloo (amaranth) or spinach leaves, washed thoroughly, stemmed, optional
  • Stock, as needed
  • 1 chunk butter, optional
  • Freshly ground black pepper, optional
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro leaves, for garnish
  • Cream, sour cream or Greek yogurt, for service, optional

Directions

Bring the carrot juice to a boil in a medium-sized saucepan. Add the sweet potatoes, chickpeas, creamed coconut, chile, ginger, garlic, and thyme. Simmer the ingredients gently, covered, for 10 minutes, or until the potatoes are soft. Shred the callaloo or spinach, if using, and add the leaves to the soup 5 minutes before the end of the cooking process. Leave the soup chunky or smash the chickpeas, and sweet potato with a potato masher, if desired. Adjust the consistency of the soup, to taste, with a little extra carrot juice or stock if you decide to mash it, as it will become very thick. Finish the soup with the butter, if using, and season with black pepper. Garnish with the fresh cilantro, and serve each bowl with a drizzle of cream or a dollop of Greek yogurt on top.

Cook's Note

*Can be found in specialty Hispanic markets and online. . Chile seeds may be left in or removed, depending on how hot you like it.

Trending Videos 7 Videos

Get the Recipe

Gabriele's Limoncello 01:28

Gabriele shares his family recipe for a delicious summertime libation.

Similar Topics:

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Chili Ginger

Recipe courtesy of Lorraine Pascale

Soothing Sweet Potato Soup

Recipe courtesy of Bal Arneson

Sweet Potato Soup with Matchstick Fries and Frizzled Leeks

Recipe courtesy of Chuck Hughes

Sweet Potato Biscuits with Ham

Recipe courtesy of Carl Wayne Gaabo

Sweet Potato Samosas with Ginger-Cucumber Raita

Recipe courtesy of Cooking Channel

The Casserole Cocktail a.k.a. The Sweet Potato Cocktail

Recipe courtesy of Lu Brow

Carrot Confiture

Recipe courtesy of Laura Calder

Maple Syrup Roasted Sweet Potato Pancakes with Citrus Brown Sugar Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Bill Lipscomb

Potato Croquette

Recipe courtesy of David Rocco

On TV

UpRooted

7am | 6c

UpRooted

7:30am | 6:30c

UpRooted

8am | 7c

UpRooted

8:30am | 7:30c

UpRooted

9am | 8c

UpRooted

9:30am | 8:30c

Cheap Eats

10am | 9c

Cheap Eats

10:30am | 9:30c

Cheap Eats

11am | 10c

Cheap Eats

11:30am | 10:30c

Unique Eats

12pm | 11c

Unique Eats

12:30pm | 11:30c

Unique Eats

1pm | 12c

Unique Eats

1:30pm | 12:30c

Good Eats

2pm | 1c

Good Eats

2:30pm | 1:30c

Carnival Eats

6:30pm | 5:30c

Carnival Eats

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Carnival Eats

8pm | 7c

Carnival Eats

8:30pm | 7:30c

Carnival Eats

9:30pm | 8:30c

Good Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c

Carnival Eats

12am | 11c

Carnival Eats

12:30am | 11:30c

Carnival Eats

1am | 12c

Carnival Eats

1:30am | 12:30c

Good Eats

3am | 2c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c

So Much Pretty Food Here