Sweet Potato and Lemongrass Soup

30 mins (prep 10, cooking 20)
13 ingredients
6 servings
I found this recipe online in an article about a Philadelphia restaurant and tried it out at home. I wasn't overawed by it, but love the flavors, so I decided to play around with it a bit. By the third batch I had hit gold.

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  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 inches piece gingerroot, peeled and minced, i freeze my gingeroot and then grate it on a microplane, it's the best
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, deseeded and minced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced (i just smash it with the broad side of a knife)
  • 3 lbs sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch slices
  • 6 cups water (this makes a thick soup, use 7 cups if you like it thinner)
  • 10 stalks lemongrass, outer dry leaves removed and bulblike base crushed (again, the broad side of a knife works wonderfully here)
  • 7 ounces coconut milk
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper


Serving Size (506.2 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 339.47 Calories from Fat 138.6
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15.4g 142.19%
Saturated Fat 8.06g 241.67%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 139.65mg 34.91%
Total Carbohydrate 48.13g 96.25%
Dietary Fiber 7.57 g 181.77%
Sugars 10.6 g %
Protein 4.45g 53.34%
Vitamin A 32176.3IU% Vitamin C 6.99mg%
Calcium 84.12mg% Iron 2.0mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
large, jalapeno pepper, freshly ground black pepper