Sweet potato soup with chili tomatoes

This soup is the perfect opener to a nice dinner – sweet and spicy but not too heavy.


Difficulty: Easy

Time: 35 min. preparation time, 0 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 199 / Protein 4g / Carbohydr. 115g / Fat 8g

Ingredients (4 servings)

2 clovesgarlic
500 gsweet potato
1 tbspvegetable oil
500 mlvegetable stock
300 gcherry tomatoes
20 gcilantro
0.5 tspsugar
1 tbsplemon juice
chili powder
olive oil to serve


frying pan, large saucepan, cooking spoon (optional), citrus press (optional), hand-held blender, cutting board, knife

Wine Tip

Traminer, late vintage, 2013
This wine is classic. Characteristic fruity notes highlight the spicy chili tomatoes and fragrant cilantro. Traminer Spätlese’s bold sweetness exposes the subtle candied taste in sweet potatoes.

Step 1

Sweet potato soup with chili tomatoes

Cut a portion of the shallots into fine cubes. Chop garlic. Peel sweet potatoes and cut into small cubes.

cutting board, knife

2 shallots / 1 clove garlic / 500 g sweet potato

Step 2

Sweet potato soup with chili tomatoes

In a large saucepan, sauté chopped shallots and garlic with some vegetable oil. Add in sweet potato and continue to sauté for approx. 2 – 3 min.

large saucepan, cooking spoon

1 tbsp vegetable oil

Step 3

Sweet potato soup with chili tomatoes

Add in vegetable stock, bring to a boil and let simmer on low heat for approx. 15 min. until the sweet potatoes are soft.

cooking spoon

500 ml vegetable stock

Step 4

Sweet potato soup with chili tomatoes

In the meantime, mince remaining shallots and garlic. Roughly chop cilantro. Halve tomatoes.

cutting board, knife

1 shallot / 1 clove garlic / 20 g cilantro / 300 g cherry tomatoes

Step 5

Sweet potato soup with chili tomatoes

In a frying pan, sauté shallots and garlic until translucent. Add tomatoes and sugar. Season to taste with salt, pepper and chili powder.

frying pan

0.5 tsp sugar / salt / pepper / chili powder

Step 6

Sweet potato soup with chili tomatoes

Stir in cilantro. Then remove from heat.

cooking spoon

Step 7

Sweet potato soup with chili tomatoes

Blend soup. Season with lemon juice, salt and pepper. Serve in a soup plate with chili tomatoes and a drizzle of good quality olive oil.

citrus press, hand-held blender

1 tbsp lemon juice / salt / pepper / olive oil to serve