Sweet Potato-Peanut Bisque

September/October 2009

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This satisfying vegetarian, sweet potato soup is inspired by the flavors of West African peanut soup. We like the added zip of hot green chiles, but they can sometimes be very spicy. It’s best to take a small bite first and add them to taste. Try chopped peanuts and scallions for a different garnish. Serve with a mixed green salad with vinaigrette.

"I always told my husband that I don't like sweet potatoes, but after he made this amazing soup, I became a converted fan of the spud! The flavors blend perfectly - there is no dominant aroma or taste despite the non-traditional...
Sweet Potato-Peanut Bisque

68 Reviews for Sweet Potato-Peanut Bisque


I made this today, and am amazed at how great it tastes - especially since I normally don't care for sweet potatoes!

If you have a hard time finding the canned sliced green chilis, what I did was use only 2 cups of the low sodium vegetable juice, and 1 can of diced tomatoes with chilis.


This was quick, easy, tasty, and filling. I couldn't find spicy canned green chiles in the supermarket (I could only find mild), so I added two canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, and this added just the right amount of spiciness to my taste.


I made this soup twice - once by the recipe and once with my own tweaks, and both times it was great. I'm so glad I gave this recipe a try. The seond time around I pureed everything but the reserved sweet potato chunks, and I even added a cup of canned white beans to the pureed mixture for extra fiber and nutrition. Of course I had to add more vegetable stock, but it was still an extremely delicious dish. Don't skip the scallions and cilantro garnish, as it really takes it to the next level. Deelish!!!


This was amazing. When I make it again, I think I will use an immersion blender and puree all of the soup until smooth. I lowered the sodium further by using Imagine or Pacific brand broths in low sodium varieties. Also used unsalted PB and R.W. Knudson low sodium veggie juice.


Much better as a sauce to add over chicken and rice than as a soup alone. The flavors of the peanut butter overpowered the soup. But over chicken and rice its like a dish straight from a Thai resturant.


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