Sweet Potato, Capsicum (pepper) and Ginger Soup

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 137.8
  • Total Fat: 4.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 1.9 mg
  • Sodium: 393.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 19.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.7 g
  • Protein: 6.7 g

View full nutritional breakdown of Sweet Potato, Capsicum (pepper) and Ginger Soup calories by ingredient


This soup sounds involved, but is well worth the effort on a cold night and is a great lunch too! This soup sounds involved, but is well worth the effort on a cold night and is a great lunch too!
Number of Servings: 4


    1 red pepper
    1 brown onion, chopped
    2 cloves garlic, chopped and crushed
    2 tsp fresh ginger, grated
    1-5" orange sweet potato, cut in 2 cm cubes (more if desired)
    1 tbsp olive oil
    3 cups beef stock (this can be vegetable stock for vegetarians)
    1 cup water
    Pinch of chili (chili flakes are great, optional)
    Plain low fat yogurt (as garnish)


Cook the pepper, skin-side up, under a hot grill for 10 minutes or until the skin blackens and blisters.
Cool in a plastic bag and then peel and chop roughly.
Heat the olive oil in a medium sized saucepan over medium heat.
Add onion and saute' for 3 minutes or until softened but not colored.
Add the garlic, ginger and chili and cook for 1 minute.
Add the sweet potato (that has been peeled and chopped roughly) and coat well in the onion mixture.
Pour in the stock and water, simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the sweet potato is soft.
Cool slightly and stir in the pepper.
Blend in a food processor until smooth or simply mash with a potato masher.
Serve with a dollop of yogurt in each bowl.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JELLERY1.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Oooo can't wait to try this one myself (as I am currently dentally challenged LOL) Soup and yogurt have became the mainstays of my diet. Wonder how a sweet hungarian pepper would work? - 4/17/09

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    didnt make it yet but will - 4/16/09

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    Absolutely lovely and easy. - 4/16/09

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    To save time, you can just chop the pepper & add it with the onion. I've made this a few times now & it's wonderful! Thank you for the recipe. - 1/11/09

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    I have made this recipe at least twice, and gave it to a finicky friend with oral issues who loved it. She said to me..."that soup was the only thing I ate all day". Thanks for your recipe, and I will continue to make it regularly. - 12/28/08