Sweet Potato, Honey, Lime and Ginger Soup

Total Time
50 min
35 min
15 min
This African soup is smooth and creamy, mildly sweet with just a hint a spice. Add more or less lime juice to taste.


uncooked sweet potato(es)

3 large, peeled, and diced

salted butter

1 Tbsp, melted


1 Tbsp

corn oil

1 Tbsp

uncooked onion(s)

1 large, sliced

ginger root

piece(s), (1-inch) peeled and finely chopped

garlic clove(s)

2 medium clove(s)

fat free skim milk

4 cup(s)

fresh lime juice

2 Tbsp, or to taste

table salt

tsp, or to taste

black pepper

tsp, or to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. In a roasting pan, toss potatoes with butter and honey; roast until soft and golden in color, about 15 minutes.
  3. In a large pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions, ginger and garlic; sauté until soft and translucent, about 8 to 10 minutes.
  4. Add potatoes and milk to pot; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer, about 8 minutes.
  5. Remove soup from heat, blend thoroughly in an electric blender and pass through a sieve (or blend in pot using an immersion blender).
  6. Before serving, season to taste with lime juice, salt and pepper. Yields about 1 cup per serving.


Courtesy of Chef Donna Patterson from Singita Sweni Lodge in South Africa

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