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Sweet Potato and Pepper Soup Recipe

Veg HT SP 50mins

Serves 4      Hot Vegetarian Vegan Vegetables Soups Gluten Wheat Dairy free Eggless

2 tbsp Olive Oil
1 Large Onion, chopped
2 Garlic Cloves, crushed
450g/1lb Sweet Potato, peeled and diced
A few sprigs of Thyme
960ml/32fl.oz. Fresh Vegetable Stock
Salt and Black Pepper
1 large Capsicum (Sweet pepper)
2 tbsp Lemon Juice


1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan, add the onion and garlic and sauté gently for 5 minutes until soft and transparent.

2. Add the sweet potato mixing well then cover and cook very gently for 5 minutes.

3. Add the thyme, stock, salt and pepper, mix well and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat, partially cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the potatoes are very tender.

4. Meanwhile preheat the grill to hot. Cut the pepper in half and remove the seeds then place cut side down on the grill pan and cook until the skins are charred.

5. Place them in a plastic bag and allow them cool a little then peel off the skins and chop. Set aside.

6. Once the potatoes are very tender, allow to cool a little then transfer to a food processor or blender together with the chopped peppers and process until smooth.

7. Return the soup to the rinsed out pan, stir in the lemon juice and reheat gently.

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Blend - To mix together ingredients, usually of different consistencies, to a smooth and even texture, utilising a utensil such as a wooden spoon or blender.

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Allow to cool, cover and refrigerate


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