BrokeAss Gourmet

BrokeAss Gourmet

Sweet Potato-Coconut Soup

  • Prep Time 0:15
  • Cook Time 0:30
  • Estimated Cost $6.50

I am blessed with a happy, bustling social life. My friends are always up to something fun, and this weekend was no exception. On Friday night I went with my friends Brooke and Jason to see Mortified, on Saturday my brother ‘s rugby team put on a party at Danny Coyles and Sunday was spent wine-tasting in Napa with Brett and having dinner and drinks with Matt. My soul? Satisfied. My body? Exhausted and a little hung-over. The solution? A healthy, simple soup that will perk up my senses and soothe my achy head (and detoxify my liver). Delicious, fast, super-cheap.


  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed $1
  • 1 small onion, diced $0.50
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced Pantry
  • 1 6-oz. can coconut milk $0.50
  • juice and zest of 1 lime $0.50
  • 4 cups (32 oz.) chicken or vegetable broth $2
  • 1 green jalapeño, seeded and diced, plus a few slices for garnish $0.50
  • 1 small bunch cilantro, chopped $1
  • 1 small piece ginger, peeled and minced $0.50
  • salt and pepper to taste Pantry

Recipe Serves 2-3


  1. Combine all ingredients in a large soup pot and cover. Bring to a light boil. Reduce heat and simmer 25 minutes, or until sweet potatoes are very soft. Puree in a blender, food processor directly in pot using an immersion blender.
  2. Ladle into bowls and serve garnished with a few slices of jalapeño.

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savvybrown, on Jan 21, 12:47 PM, wrote:

This looks DELICIOUS! I’ve been lurking here for a while, and I must say you have some great recipes even for semi-vegetarians like me!

dining set, on Jan 22, 07:52 PM, wrote:

This is a nice soup. Perfect for the cold weather and winter sunshine! Thanks for sharing!

Beth, on Jan 28, 09:53 PM, wrote:

this soup would be so good for thanksgiving or a holiday meal! so bright and festive!

Kurt, on Jan 28, 10:19 PM, wrote:

Man this was a sweet recipe. All the flavors work together, complementing each other like drunk old friends. I loved it.