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Creamy Beetroot & Sweet Potato Soup

55 min

Soup

One-bowl / one-pot

Freezer-friendly

10 ingredients or less

Indulge in a gorgeous soup that boasts both stunning colour and delectable flavour. This sweet potato and beetroot soup gets its creaminess from coconut milk and its heartiness from sweet potatoes.

Servings

Total

55 min

Prep

15 min

Cook

40 min

Free from

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Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL)
    olive oil
  • 2
    medium onions, chopped
  • 2
    cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp (2 g)
    ground cumin
  • ½ tsp
    paprika powder
  • 3
    medium sweet potatoes, peeled, cut into 1 cm cubes
  • 2
    medium raw beets, peeled, cut into 1 cm cubes
  • 1
    vegetable bouillon cube
  • 2½ cups (600 mL)
    water
  • 1⅔ cups (399 mL)
    canned full-fat coconut milk

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Directions

  1. Add the oil and onions to a large pot on high heat and cook for 5 - 7 minutes, or until caramelized. Add splashes of water as needed to deglaze the pan.
  2. Add the garlic and stir until golden, about 2 minutes.
  3. Then sprinkle in the spices and toast for 30 seconds, stirring throughout.
  4. Add the veggies, bouillon, and water. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, partially cover, and cook for 25 - 30 minutes.
  5. Once the potatoes and beetroots are soft, add the coconut milk and purée using an immersion blender or standing blender.
  6. Serve with desired garnishes. Enjoy!

Storage

  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
  • Store in the freezer for up to 2 months.

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Nutrition info

We believe that focusing on numbers can harm our relationship with food. Instead, our philosophy is to Nourish the Cells & the Soul. If you require specific nutrition information due to a medical condition, please consult with a dietitian or physician. The nutritional information provided is composed with the utmost care. However, we cannot guarantee the correctness of the displayed values, see also our disclaimer.

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Jack Turner - June 16, 2024, 4:55 p.m.

Very delicious and simple, the perfect combination


Sarah - April 25, 2024, 12:20 a.m.

Mmmmm!!! So delicious🫠


Julie Leary - March 14, 2024, 8:26 p.m.

I liked it, but it was a bit sweet for me. I think adding more veggie bullion or some kind of pepper may cut some of the sweetness.


Connor - Feb. 26, 2024, 2:37 a.m.

Wow. I was skeptical of this at first, just cause I had not cooked with beets and was unsure how the spices would be. But it was AMAZING!!! I did end up adding an extra bouillon cube and a bayleaf, but other than that, I am so pleased. Such a gorgeous color, and the most satisfying flavor combos with the coconut milk. Definitely worth the try if you're unsure.

PUL Team - Feb. 26, 2024, 5:14 a.m.

Thanks a bunch for taking the time to share your experience with the soup, Connor!


Elyse - Feb. 6, 2024, 3:15 a.m.

Delicious and surprising flavor! It’s not your typical beetroot flavor- - it’s kinda earthy, but still a little sweet. Overall simple and cozy.


CPC - Jan. 25, 2024, 4:35 p.m.

My soup turned out orange, so I guess my idea of a medium sweet potato is larger than most people’s. Either that, or my idea of a medium beet is smaller. In my opinion, it would have been helpful to add a weight approximation of both these ingredients 🙂

PUL Team - Jan. 26, 2024, 4:51 a.m.

Hey there, CPC, thanks for the feedback. We're exploring adding weights to some vegetables on recipes in the future 🤗 In the meantime, our medium sweet potatoes weigh about 200 grams and a beet around 100 grams!


Neo - Jan. 12, 2024, 11:09 a.m.

Wow this was delicious! Thank you Sadia ❤️


Marion Hacot - Jan. 6, 2024, 8:05 p.m.

Very good, though a bit too sweet for me 😅


Michaela - Jan. 6, 2024, 2:50 p.m.

How much is the wight of a medium Sweetpotato and beet?
In germany we have from very small to exremly big and a medium one hereä, seems to be like a big one for you.

PUL Team - Jan. 9, 2024, 12:04 a.m.

Hey there, Michaela, a medium sweet potato for us is between about 200 grams whereas a medium beet is around 100 grams. We hope this helps for now and sending lots of love to Germany☺️

Michaela - Jan. 9, 2024, 8:51 a.m.

Great, thank you! I will make it today for my girls🤗

Michaela - Jan. 10, 2024, 11:45 a.m.

Yesterday we had the soup. This time I made them according to the exact information (weight of the vegetables). It's amazing how different it tastes. Maybe you could include the weight at the top of the recipe? As an approximate indication? I found both versions very tasty. The ones with and those without the weight of beetroot and sweet potato.

PUL Team - Jan. 10, 2024, 10:28 p.m.

Thanks for the suggestion, Michaela! We have adding the grams of our commonly used vegetables to our recipes on our list to improve for the future 😃


Jasmine Kaur - Jan. 4, 2024, 12:16 a.m.

I think this app has many wonderful recipes. However, I really didn't like this one. I felt it was overly sweet for a savory soup and didn't have much flavor.

PUL Team - Jan. 4, 2024, 1:50 a.m.

Hey Jasmine, sorry to hear that this soup missed the mark for you, this is one of our favourite soups! Variations in the size and weight of the potatoes and beets can affect the taste. It does have a slightly sweet flavour profile. If it helps, our medium sweet potatoes weigh about 200 grams or 7.1 ounces. We hope to add this note to recipes in the future to help. We hope you enjoy our other recipes more 🤗


Michelle - Jan. 3, 2024, 6:40 p.m.

Im excited! Ive been following PUL for years, and this is the first recipe I am making from the app.

PUL Team - Jan. 4, 2024, 1:18 a.m.

Aw thanks for supporting us for so long and now supporting the app! It means the world, Michelle☺️


Ellis - Jan. 3, 2024, 8:55 a.m.

So yummy! I would highly recommend adding ginger to it to give it more depth. Thank you for this great recipe PUL team!

PUL Team - Jan. 4, 2024, 12:28 a.m.

Thanks for taking the time to share the review, Ellis, it's so appreciated! ☺️


SarahJ - Dec. 12, 2023, 9:22 p.m.

The beets took a lot longer to cook than the potato, so i recommend cutting them smaller or putting them in earlier than the potatoes.
Also i added some lemon juice.
It was delicious!!


Sharvani - Dec. 11, 2023, 9:48 p.m.

Loved the combo of beetroot and sweet potato - 2 vegetables I naturally don’t gravitate towards but enjoyed it in this soup. I did add an additional bouillon cube, some red chili flakes and black pepper because I thought it lacked some seasoning. And also substituted coconut milk with some leftover vegan cream I had. Yum and obsessed with the colour!!

PUL Team - Dec. 12, 2023, 8 a.m.

Thanks a bunch for your experience with the soup, Sharvani 😃✨


Anna - Dec. 9, 2023, 3:01 p.m.

Super easy, tasty and a great eyecatcher!


Jennie - Nov. 19, 2023, 5:41 p.m.

Sounds delish. Will try it for our Thanksgiving lunch. Thank you for all your wonderful recipes


Pauline W. - Nov. 13, 2023, 1:22 a.m.

This was so easy and delicious! Thoroughly enjoyed by my husband, me, and our 6 months old:)


Angela - Nov. 11, 2023, 7:19 p.m.

Is there a good substitute for coconut milk? I realized that my body doesn’t like it and I am afraid that I would feel unwell because it is a rather large amount in the recipe. Thank you

PUL Team - Nov. 11, 2023, 11:19 p.m.

Hey Angela, we haven't tested it out but imagine unsweetened cashew cream or milk would work well. We've also heard a positive review with soy milk from Maria. We hope you enjoy the soup if you're able to give it a try 🤗


maryna - Nov. 3, 2023, 3:47 p.m.

One of my favorite soups to make in fall and winter. Super cozy and delicious 😍


Dianne - Oct. 2, 2023, 12:52 a.m.

First time making a meal from PUL and it turned out amazingly well!! Great richness in flavor and not watery at all. Will definitely keep this in rotation. Wonderful start and I’m excited to try many of the other recipes!!!

PUL Team - Oct. 2, 2023, 4:58 p.m.

Yay! We're super excited to continue our culinary journey together, Dianne ☺️


Anitta - Sept. 17, 2023, 9:53 p.m.

Hi Sadia! My family and I tried out this soup and it was so delicious! I absolutely loved the colour of it. I never thought that sweet potatoes would taste so good in a soup dish. 👍

And to spice it up a little bit more we threw in one small green chilli.😋

I‘m looking forward to try more recipes from you!
Wish you all the best and more creativity for new more recipes!!!💪

PUL Team - Sept. 19, 2023, 7:04 a.m.

Aw we're so happy to hear the Beetroot & Sweet Potato Soup was enjoyed, Anitta - thank you! 🫶


Tiffany M - Sept. 4, 2023, 3:50 a.m.

We made this tonight and it was delicious. We will be eating leftovers all week.


Dima - Sept. 1, 2023, 7:09 p.m.

Tried this tonight- quite flavourful! Recommended 😌


Susan - Aug. 24, 2023, 9:55 p.m.

Can I use canned beets for this recipe?

PUL Team - Aug. 26, 2023, 3:32 a.m.

Hey Susan, yes you could! If possible though, we'd recommend avoiding ones canned in strong flavours, such as in a flavoured syrup or vinegar, to help keep the flavour of the soup more neutral. If these packaged options are the most accessible, giving the beet a good rinse before using may help. It also would be helpful to warm them up before blending to help the beet break down 😊


Flavia - Aug. 18, 2023, 11:22 p.m.

We have a soup machine and have been cheating by just throwing all the ingredients into the machine and let it do the job, instead of cooking properly step by step. It became a favourite recipe at our house. Definitely feeling super nutritious after long work days

PUL Team - Aug. 19, 2023, 8:59 a.m.

A soup machine sounds like a game-changer! We're so happy the recipe is being enjoyed as well, Flavia, thank you 🤗


Tamara Marić - July 2, 2023, 3:01 p.m.


Ida S - May 4, 2023, 3:11 a.m.

This is another one of my staples, I love how rich and flavorful it is, at the same time so simple. I usually serve it with brown gaba rice.


Izzie - April 16, 2023, 1:37 p.m.

Yuuuum! Love sweet tang and the red colours, so different from the usual greens and browns! Definitely adding this to my soup list!

PUL Team - April 17, 2023, 12:19 a.m.

So happy to hear, Izzie, thank you!


Maliha - April 7, 2023, 8:44 p.m.

I am not sure about adding coconut milk to the soup. Would y’all mind for any alternative? As I really want to make this soup 🥺

PUL Team - April 7, 2023, 11:37 p.m.

Hey Maliha, we haven't tested it out but imagine unsweetened cashew cream or milk would work well. We've also heard a positive review with soy milk from Maria. We hope you enjoy the recipe if you're able to give it a try 😊


Emily - March 18, 2023, 7:41 p.m.

I made this for my Valentines dinner party last year and it was an absolute hit with all my guests (and myself hehe). The colour is so vibrant and fun and taste is rich and warming. Definitely making this again sometime - and so are several of my friends after I passed on the recipe. 🤍

PUL Team - March 19, 2023, 4:55 p.m.

Awe so happy to hear, Emily, thanks so much 💛


Diane - March 3, 2023, 4:42 p.m.

Oh gosh, this beet soup was utterly delicious. I served it to company and they loved it too. I 'finished' mine with lime zest yoghurt drizzle, toasted pumpkin & pecan seeds, and a sprig of dill. A beautiful dish worthy of company or any weeknight meal -- thank you.

PUL Team - March 3, 2023, 8:23 p.m.

Mmm sounds lovely, Diane, thank you for sharing your experience with it 😃


Athina - March 1, 2023, 4:08 p.m.

I had never tried beetroot soup before, but I thought I'd give it a try and I'm glad I did! Yet another amazing recipe :)


Maria del Mar - Feb. 16, 2023, 8:27 a.m.

My family and I made this soup yesterday for dinner because we had a big beetroot in the fridge. I made a few changes though: I swaped sweet potatoes for regular white potatoes since they are not available now and I also changed coconut milk for soy milk, because I don't really like coconut.
The soup turned out amazing! We'll be making it again for sure.


alice - Jan. 30, 2023, 1:57 p.m.

hey, can i make it of white beetroot ? xd That's what i got from Too good to Go ! ;)

PUL Team - Feb. 1, 2023, 1:30 a.m.

Hey Alice, we haven't tried but imagine you can! White beets are a little less earthy flavoured than red beets and won't give the soup a pinkish colour. You can always adjust the soup to taste as well 🙂


Salome van Ingen - Jan. 30, 2023, 1:37 p.m.

Altough it wasn't as vibrant color on the pictures of Pick Up Limes, it sure tastes amazing!! And incredibly easy to make. Recommanding it to friends a lot! :)
(to share the PUL-love!)

PUL Team - Feb. 1, 2023, 1:08 a.m.

Hi Salome van Ingen, so glad it was enjoyed! Our photos are edited to enhance the natural hues but this recipe is also on our list to revamp as well 🤓 Thanks for sharing it!


maham - Jan. 12, 2023, 12:44 a.m.

Hi ! I am planning on making this one tomorrow. I wanted to ask if you have any idea of how cashew cream would do instead of coconut milk in this one. I am kind of intolerant to coconut milk/cream. Also thanks for all the work you do. Heartiest wishes and prayers your way PUL team <3

PUL Team - Jan. 14, 2023, 5:49 a.m.

Hey Maham, we haven't tested it out but imagine cashew cream or milk would work well. You can add it to desired creaminess. We hope you enjoy the soup if you give it a try 🤗


Ori - Dec. 14, 2022, 6:22 a.m.

When I made this soup for Christmas with my friends and housemates, I proclaimed I had communed with the soup god. Thank you so much for this simple, low cost soup! The hardest part was finding enough Tupperware to store it for the next day’s festivities and stomachs!

(I have finally come to terms with my lactose intolerance and have been making more and more of PUL dishes and they keep bringing me so much joy—thank you!)

PUL Team - Dec. 14, 2022, 6:28 a.m.

So thrilled it was enjoyed, Ori, and we hope you love all of the recipes 🤗


Rose - Nov. 17, 2022, 11:54 p.m.

Hi! Do you think butternut squash could work in this recipe?

PUL Team - Nov. 19, 2022, 6:50 p.m.

Hey Rose, you could add butternut squash if you'd like! It might be easiest to use the squash instead of the sweet potato to best mimic the original recipe, though you could always give the soup a taste and adjust it based on whatever approach you choose. In case you're interested and haven't already seen, we also have two other soup recipes which use butternut squash here: pickuplimes.com/recipe/coconu…, pickuplimes.com/recipe/roaste… 😊

Rose - Nov. 20, 2022, 1:54 p.m.

Haha yes, that's what I meant (using it instead of the sweet potato)! I went ahead and made it and it was very tasty :)


Christina - Oct. 23, 2022, 1:13 a.m.

So tasty and easy. We added carrots and a touch of curry powder. Will definitely make again soon!

PUL Team - Oct. 23, 2022, 7:45 p.m.

Mmm lovely additions, Christina, thank you 😃


Vivian - Aug. 5, 2022, 8:02 p.m.

I made this soup today with some fresh beetroots from our garden and it's the best! We will make it again.

PUL Team - Aug. 6, 2022, 12:44 a.m.

Ooo homegrown beetroots sounds lovely, Vivian, enjoy!


Tapas - June 25, 2022, 1:08 p.m.

Best recipe of beetroot soop


Michaela - June 9, 2022, 9:29 p.m.

Very delicious! But i struggle with the size of the sweetpotatoes, all the time. The taste is always good, but can you please tell me the weight? In the video they look very big.
Greetings🤗

PUL Team - June 11, 2022, 4:20 p.m.

Hey there, Michaela, thanks for the patience during any confusion. Our medium sweet potatoes are around 150 grams in weight. We hope you enjoy the soup if you give it a try 🙂


Sarah Herring - May 8, 2022, 1:47 p.m.

This is easily one of my favorite recipes. Currently a Pescatarian trying to eat more vegan meals and I cannot get enough of this. I love PickUpLimes!!

PUL Team - May 8, 2022, 8:16 p.m.

It means so much, Sarah, and wishing you all the best on your journey with vegan meals 🌱


Nikki - April 24, 2022, 6:41 a.m.

Delicious. I had yams that needed to be cooked. This was a delicious surprise. Will definitely make it again.

PUL Team - April 24, 2022, 5:39 p.m.

We're so happy it was enjoyed, Nikki, thank you!


Bbkn - March 7, 2022, 9:22 a.m.

I loved it… Thanks a lot!


Laëtitia - Feb. 1, 2022, 1:07 p.m.

Cette soupe est délicieusement crémeuse et onctueuse! Merci pour cette recette que je refais chaque semaine en cette saison froide.


Brendan - Jan. 19, 2022, 12:02 a.m.

Hi. Made this and it was great. Regarding the nutritional info, how many ml per serving? Thanks

PUL Team - Jan. 19, 2022, 7:13 p.m.

Hey Brendan, so glad to hear ☺️ Our nutrition analysis is estimated mostly using gram units, although we estimate around 1.5 cups (375 mL) per serving. The exact amount may vary slightly, for example, it may be more if your vegetables are larger or less if the soup simmers for longer and liquid evaporates.

Kindly note that as the disclaimer mentions, the value is just an estimate and if you need specific nutrition information due to a medical condition, please consult with a healthcare professional, such as a dietitian. We hope this helps for now!


Kaylin - Jan. 9, 2022, 5:04 p.m.

This is incredible!!


Cyndee - Dec. 28, 2021, 7:56 a.m.

Hi, could I swap fresh beetroots for canned? And if so, what’s the serving I should use i.e. one can or two cans?

PUL Team - Dec. 28, 2021, 6:46 p.m.

Hi Cyndee, for sure! If possible, we'd recommend avoiding ones canned in strong flavours, such as in a flavoured syrup or vinegar, to help keep the flavour of the soup more neutral. If these packaged options are the most accessible, giving the beet a good rinse before using may help. It also would be helpful to warm them up before blending to help the beet break down smoother.

The number of cans will depend on the size of the cans. Our medium-sized beets are usually between 80-100 grams each. There are usually around 2 chopped beets per cup, so if the can is 1 cup chopped excluding liquid this should do. If there's other content in the cans then perhaps 2 one-cup cans may be better. It's okay to add a bit less or extra beet in the soup 🙂 We hope this helps for now and you enjoy the soup if you're able to test it out!


Annelies - Dec. 27, 2021, 11:11 p.m.

Hi Sadia! I wish you all the best for 2022!
I have one question concerning this dish. I want to make this beetroot soup, but can you just use fresh beetroots like you do and cook them only for 15 minutes? Because I thought that fresh beetroots need more than one hour to cook. Or can I also use pre-cooked beetroots?
Many thanks for your answer!

PUL Team - Dec. 28, 2021, 6:29 p.m.

Hi Annelies, thank you for the kind wishes! We find that cooking fresh beetroots in the oven takes closer to an hour. When using the stovetop with chopped beetroot in boiling liquid though (such as in this soup), we find it takes closer to 15-20 minutes. Feel free to cook them for longer if needed for them to soften up. It can vary slightly depending on factors such as how big the pieces are chopped, how full the pan is, and the heat. We hope this helps for now and you enjoy the soup if you give it a try! Wishing you an abundance of health and wellness for 2022 💚


Wendy - Nov. 26, 2021, 1:08 p.m.

Can u use pre-cooked beetroots as well?

PUL Team - Nov. 27, 2021, 8:57 p.m.

Hey there, Wendy, yes pre-cooked beetroots can be used if desired! We'd recommend avoiding ones contained in strong flavours, such as in syrup or vinegar, if possible to keep the flavour of the soup more subtle. It also would be helpful to warm them up before blending 😊 Enjoy!


Lauren - Oct. 14, 2021, 3:02 a.m.

Question for you! I love all the ingredients in this soup but I don't have an immersion blender. Could I just not blend it and eat it as a hearty stew instead? Do you think it would still work?

PUL Team - Oct. 14, 2021, 3:30 a.m.

Hey there, Lauren! A standing blender can totally be used. We'd recommend a strong blender if possible, and to break up the recipe into smaller portions if needed. If you hear any weird sounds or smell anything unexpected, it likely would be best to stop blending though. We hope you enjoy the soup✨


Katarina - Sept. 20, 2021, 7:24 p.m.

Delicious. And I stole your formula to other creamy soups recipes. I add yams to make the creamy soup extra creamy and it works very well. For example, I make Broccoli soup with yam potatoes and blend it very well. My kids fell in love with this kind of broccoli soup :D Thanks a lot Pick up limes team!

PUL Team - Sept. 21, 2021, 2:44 a.m.

Mmm sounds so tasty! Thank you, Katarina ☺️


Grace from Ontario Canada - Sept. 10, 2021, 12:08 a.m.

I made this soup today and it is fabulous, it will definitely go into my favourite soup recipes.
Can’t wait to serve it as it looks so elegant.

PUL Team - Sept. 12, 2021, 3:01 a.m.

Such a huge compliment, Grace! So happy the soup has been enjoyed 🙂


Andreea BARBU - Aug. 3, 2021, 12:08 a.m.

First time making a beetroot dish. Amazing success !


Shrinidhi - July 10, 2021, 8:03 p.m.

This soup recipe by PUL is brilliant. Have made it quite a few times so far and it has always been satisfying to make and have this soup. Highly recommend trying!


Iris - July 9, 2021, 11:51 a.m.

Love this soup! It's comforting, nurturing and has this great earthy quality from the beetroots. When I first made this I was looking for a quick recipe to make with kitchen staples to comfort a friend - what can I say? It worked and I have made it many times since. :-) I often put more beetroots in (can't resist) and I tried some variations. I highly recommend adding a parsnip or two, if you happen to have one left over, or even mixing the sweet potatoes with regular ones if you don't have enough. We've also enjoyed a drizzle of lemon juice on top.
Long story short: I highly recommend trying this one! Thanks for sharing the recipe! :-)

PUL Team - July 14, 2021, 3:48 p.m.

Oh, Iris, this is so lovely to hear! Such a delicious idea to add parsnips as well. Thank you for taking the time to share this with us 💖

Carol - Feb. 5, 2022, 8:23 p.m.

Hello, I made this, followed the recipe but the coconut milk is really overpowering ever else (maybe it’s the brand of coconut milk, I don’t know).
Do you have any suggestions on how I can retrieve the situation? It needs something to cut across the coconut flavour.. I can’t see us getting past the coconut but don’t want to discard it.

PUL Team - Feb. 6, 2022, 3:34 a.m.

Hey Carol! So sorry to hear about the strong flavour. Some coconut milk brands have a stronger flavour than others indeed. In case you decide to make it again, lower fat coconut milk also tends to taste less coconuty if you're interested in an alternative. In the meantime, one way to dilute the coconut flavour could be to add in some more veggies. An idea could be to slice and then grill some zucchini in a separate pan, and when lightly golden on both sides, add it to the soup and blend. Alternatively, if you have some more cooked sweet potato, you could add that too. If the soup gets too thick with the addition of sweet potato, simply add more water (and perhaps an extra half a bouillon) to achieve the desired consistency and taste. We hope this helps for now 😊