Sweet Potato and Sesame Soup with Coconut Pesto

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1hr 30mins
1 large pot of soup

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sweat the onions, garlic and ginger in oil and butter.
  2. Add sherry and sugar, and sweat further for 5 minutes until it goes thick and sticky.
  3. Add water.
  4. Add sweet potatoes, carrots, fish sauce, tomato paste, sesame seeds, chilli flakes and coconut milk and simmer for 1 hour until all vegetables are soft.
  5. Top up with water as it evaporates.
  6. Puree with a hand blender and add coriander, cumin and lemon juice.
  7. If you prefer smooth soup blend in an electric blender.
  8. To make the pesto, puree all the ingredients together, if it is too thick add some sunflower oil to loosen it.
  9. Garnish the soup with coconut pesto and diced sweet potato.

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