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BrokeAss Gourmet

Coconut Soup with Sweet Potatoes and Lime

  • Prep Time 0:10
  • Cook Time 0:20
  • Estimated Cost $10.50

This soup manages to be rich and creamy, and somehow also cleansing and soothing—perfect Post-Super Bowl fare. Whether you’re still celebrating the Giants’ big win, or quietly mourning the Pats’ fall from grace (like I am), you still need to eat—preferably something quick and healthy. Add cubed firm tofu, a handful of plump shrimp or cooked, shredded chicken, if you want to add a little protein.


  • 1 tbsp cooking oil (if you have coconut oil, it works nicely here) Pantry
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped Pantry
  • 1 1" piece ginger, peeled and minced $0.50
  • 1/2 medium red onion, chopped $0.50 for a whole onion
  • zest and juice of 1 lime $0.50
  • 1 quart vegetable (or chicken) broth $3.50
  • 1 15-oz. can coconut milk $1.50
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce (or more to taste) Pantry
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar or honey Pantry
  • 3 medium or 2 large sweet potatoes (garnet yams), scrubbed and diced into 1" pieces (leave the skin on) $3
  • 1 handful fresh cilantro leaves, chopped $1 for a bunch
  • sliced green jalapeño optional
  • Asian chili sauce optional

Recipe Serves 6


  1. Heat oil in a large soup pot over medium heat. 
  2. Add the garlic, ginger, onion and lime zest and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 2 minutes, until very fragrant.
  3. Stir in the lime juice, broth, coconut milk, soy sauce and brown sugar. 
  4. Cover and bring to a light boil. 
  5. Add the sweet potatoes, cover and cook for 12-14 minutes, until the sweet potatoes are fork-tender.
  6. Ladle the hot soup into bowls and serve, garnished with the cilantro and the jalapeño and chili sauce, if desired.

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Carrie, on Feb 11, 05:34 AM, wrote:

This looks yummy, when I saw it I went right home and made something similar – thanks for sharing!

Tricia, on Feb 13, 11:57 AM, wrote:

Made for dinner last night. Awesome-especially with a little garlic chili sauce!!!

Elizabeth Hills, on Feb 15, 01:13 PM, wrote:

Delicious and easy! Added shredded chicken and we loved it! Can’t wait to eat the left overs tonight!

Jackie, on Feb 16, 03:28 PM, wrote:

This soup was amazing. I pureed everything and it was the prettiest color.