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Soul-Warming Sweet Potato Salsa Soup

| September 13, 2013 | 16 Comments

The weather took a quick turn from warm to cool in Nova Scotia over the past few weeks, and this weekend was no exception! On my Friday evening grocery trip, I got to thinking about how much I love autumn fashion and foods – squash, pumpkin, spices, warmth – and immediately thought of the importance of a hearty, soul-warming soup during the crisp days of fall!

This easy soup takes less than an hour to make, and freezes beautifully. It’s not too heavy and not too light, and promises to be a hit in any household where sweet potatoes are popular.




Soul-Warming Sweet Potato Salsa Soup


  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 3 sweet potatoes, cut into 1/3" cubes
  • 6 cups vegetable stock (you can also use chicken for a slight flavour variation)
  • 1.5 cups salsa (your choice: mild, medium, or hot)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Croutons for serving
  • OPTIONAL: Fresh coriander leaves for garnish


  1. After prepping all of your ingredients, place oil in a large saucepan to warm over medium heat.
  2. Add garlic and let sit for 2-3 minutes before adding onions. Cook onions for 10 minutes, or until soft and translucent. Add soup stock, sweet potatoes and salt and pepper to taste (I skip the salt).
  3. Cover and let simmer over medium heat for 20-30 minutes, or until sweet potatoes are soft. Add salsa and stir. Cover for an addition 5-10.
  4. Spoon into blender and puree in batches, returning pureed soup to a new saucepan over low heat. (Tip: Place a towel over the top of blender or processor to avoid burns!). Once your entire pot of soup is pureed, dish it up!
  5. Serve with a handful of croutons (I like garlic focaccia) and garnish with fresh coriander if you like.
  6. Refrigerate or freeze any leftover soup - but prepare to see it disappear quickly.



















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  1. Brenda A says:

    It is 4 degrees right now. Brr! This soup sounds deeee-lish! I am making it tomorrow!

  2. Florence C says:

    I do love sweet potato and soups. Looks delicious.

  3. I absolutely loveeeee sweet potatoes and I know that I would love this soup!!! Summer just ended and this would be the perfect start to a dinner. Thanks so much for this recipe.

  4. Jo-Anne Pfoh says:

    I never really thought to make it into a soup wow thanks for the inspiration

  5. Wanda Tracey says:

    My husband can never get enough of sweet potato anything.I know he will love me even more if I make this soup for him.It sounds delicious and I will love it too.Thanks for sharing.

  6. Rick F says:

    Sweet potato & salsa? Very interesting combo. will have to give this a try.

  7. kathy downey says:

    i wish i like Sweet potato this soup looks s good,wonder if it would taste ok with white potatos

  8. Sylvia says:

    I made this for lunch today and it was easy and yummy !!

  9. Chandra Christine O'Connor says:

    well this is a combo for a soup I never thought of will have to try it.

  10. Susan T. says:

    I love sweet potato soup but I always make the same recipe which is coconut milk based. I’m going to try this recipe to shake things up a bit!

  11. kathy downey says:

    I am going to try this but use white potato

  12. Amy Lovell says:

    I love potato soup Will have to try this variation thanks!

  13. Debbie White Beattie says:

    I want to try this today because it looks so good and yet easy to make

  14. Shirley P says:

    Thank you for the recipe will definitely be making this

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