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Peanut Butter Curry Soup

30 min

Meal

Soup

One-bowl / one-pot

Freezer-friendly

A combination of two delicious ingredients: peanut butter and curry. This soup is thick and creamy thanks to the sweet potatoes, and ever so slightly sweet with the addition of a banana. And yes, you read that correctly: banana in a soup. It's so good!

Servings

Total

30 min

Prep

10 min

Cook

20 min

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Ingredients

  • 1 tsp (5 mL)
    olive oil
  • 1
    medium onion, diced
  • 4
    cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp (6 g)
    fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 Tbsp (6 g)
    curry powder
  • 2 tsp (4 g)
    ground coriander
  • 2 tsp (5 g)
    paprika powder
  • ⅛ tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 4 cups (960 mL)
    low-sodium vegetable stock
  • 2
    medium sweet potatoes, cut into 1cm cubes
  • 1
    banana, cut into coins
  • 1
    carrot, chopped
  • ½ cup (120 mL)
    peanut butter
  • 1⅔ cups (399 mL)
    canned full-fat coconut milk
  • 4
    slices multi-grain bread, toasted

Directions

  1. In a large pot over medium heat, add the oil, onions, garlic, and ginger. Cook for 3 minutes. Add splashes of water as needed to deglaze the pot.
  2. Add the spices, stirring to toast for 30 - 60 seconds until fragrant.
  3. Add the stock, sweet potatoes, banana, carrot, and peanut butter. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, cover with a lid, and cook for 15 minutes.
  4. Add the coconut milk, and blend using an immersion blender or standing blender. Heat through completely.
  5. Serve with bread or croutons, and enjoy!

Notes

  • If desired, you can substitute 1 cup of vegetable stock with ½ vegetable bouillon cube plus 1 cup (240 mL) water.
  • Avoid using a ripe banana (one with brown spots) as the flavour is too potent. A firm, yellow banana is best for this recipe.

Storage

  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days, or in the freezer for up to 1 month.

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Nutrition info

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Shelby - Dec. 4, 2022, 8:37 a.m.

I was very wary going in because of the ingredient list - this soup was either going to be great or really weird tasting. Peanut butter and banana in a soup? I was sooo pleasantly surprised at how amazing this soup is. It's got the peanut flavour with a bit of spice but also a bit of sweetness. It's so creamy and hearty and tastes like autumn in a bowl. I love blended soups and this was so easy to make. I only made one minor substitution and used chipotle powder instead of cayenne because I don't keep cayenne on hand, but it was so delicious. My soup ended up with way more than four servings. It was probably closer to 8 cups of soup but none went to waste!


Suzanne - Nov. 30, 2022, 7:22 p.m.

My goodness I love this soup so much. We keep coming back to it!

PUL Team - Dec. 1, 2022, 6:27 a.m.

It means so much, Suzanne, thank you!


Julia - Nov. 14, 2022, 1:19 p.m.

you have the most amazing soup recipes! This one is my favourite, very delicious :) Thank you!

PUL Team - Nov. 14, 2022, 2:15 p.m.

Aw thank you, Julia! Enjoy 🤗


Sarah - Oct. 31, 2022, 8:30 p.m.

What is the amount per serving. Is 1 cup = to 1 serving?

PUL Team - Nov. 2, 2022, 4:32 a.m.

Hey Sarah, yes a serving is a bit over one cup 🙂


Erika - Oct. 30, 2022, 1:15 p.m.

best soup I have ever made!

PUL Team - Nov. 1, 2022, 6:33 a.m.

Such a big compliment, Erika!


Gunnhildur Lind - Oct. 23, 2022, 8:07 p.m.

Loved this one. Very tasty and makes you feel full and warm. Will definitely make it again!

PUL Team - Oct. 23, 2022, 8:15 p.m.

So glad to hear, Gunnhildur!


Lisette - Oct. 18, 2022, 12:34 a.m.

Looks delicious and I want to make this soon! Approximately how much is a medium sweet potato? I read 130 grams on google and in another recipe that also asks for a medium sweet potato 250/300 grams. That is a big difference and I don't want to ruin the recipe with too much or too little sweet potato. ;) I am not very good at estimating what small, medium and large is in recipes and therefore prefer to work with weights. ;)

PUL Team - Oct. 18, 2022, 3:26 a.m.

Hey Lisette, a medium sweet potato is around 150 grams according to the United States Department of Agriculture (https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-…). You can always start with less sweet potato and add more to desired taste and consistency. In the meantime, we'll note down the feedback to help us grow 🙂


Emily - Sept. 23, 2022, 4:27 p.m.

Absolutely DELICIOUS! You are magical! Thank you for another magnificent, nourishing meal!

PUL Team - Sept. 23, 2022, 5:20 p.m.

Such a big compliment, Emily, thank you so much!


Katie R - Aug. 25, 2022, 7:41 p.m.

Even though it's summer, I'm working my way through PUL soups. This one is so unique and delicious. It is creamy, nourishing, sweet and spicy. You can adjust the spices to your preference. I didn't have a banana on hand, but will try it with one next time I make it. Thank you, Sadia!

PUL Team - Aug. 28, 2022, 6:57 p.m.

Oh, so happy to hear, Katie! We hope you enjoy it with the banana if you're able to give it a try 🍌


Aurora - June 14, 2022, 11 p.m.

This is one of my favorite soups now.

PUL Team - June 16, 2022, 6:41 a.m.

Wow we're so honoured, Aurora! Thank you :)


Floor - June 10, 2022, 5:09 p.m.

I made this recipe several times, it's so comforting and delicious!

PUL Team - June 13, 2022, 5:40 a.m.

So glad it's being enjoyed, Floor!


Ester - June 10, 2022, 11:06 a.m.

Loved the recipe, its like eating sate saus! I did miss a bit of spice, so will add some sriracha when I serve it the next time.

PUL Team - June 13, 2022, 2:21 a.m.

Thanks for sharing your experience with the soup, Ester, extra spice sounds lovely and we'll note down the feedback 🙂


Carolina - May 21, 2022, 7:36 p.m.

This soup is sooooo good! I like to top it with crunchy lentils 🥰

PUL Team - May 23, 2022, 2:45 a.m.

Mmm that's a delicious idea, Carolina! Thank you 🙂


Agathe Fontaine - March 20, 2022, 8:16 p.m.

Hello PUL, this soup recipe changes our usual soup recipes but it was too heavy and filling for us.

But i added some Tabasco in it And with the sweetness of the banana and the sweet potatoes it was good though 😄

PUL Team - March 21, 2022, 2:44 a.m.

Hey Agathe, thanks for sharing your experience with this one! The feedback is really appreciated. If you're interested in a lighter soup and have any leftovers, thinning it out with some additional liquid (such as water or using light coconut milk in place of full-fat) is one idea to possibly help 😊


Krisztina - March 9, 2022, 7:45 p.m.

This soup is AMAZING. If i'd seen bananas as an ingredient in any other recipe i would have thought yeah right, but I trust PUL so much I just went with it. It's mindblowing. It's so layered! You can literally distinguish the separate layers of sweet, salty, spicy.... and yet it forms a whole. God I never expected it to be this good. It tastes like those coated peanuts you get from the shop, but as a healthy soup. In short: Holy s***.

PUL Team - March 10, 2022, 9:37 p.m.

Oh, Krisztina, thank you for taking the time to share your experience with soup! It means soo much that it's being enjoyed and PUL is trusted. Happy cooking ☺️


M - Feb. 22, 2022, 6:50 p.m.

So glad you’re using Olive oil in your recipes these days! Whenever I watched your your tube channel, I was shocked how a talented and trained nutritionist could use Vegetable oil to cook! Good fat is important, please talk about it in your channel.

PUL Team - Feb. 23, 2022, 7:26 a.m.

Hey there, M, we'll note down the request. In the meantime, if haven't already seen, you may be interested in our article on fats and oils (pickuplimes.com/article/fats-…), omega-3 (pickuplimes.com/article/omega…), or coconut oil (pickuplimes.com/article/cocon…) 😊


Aurora - Feb. 7, 2022, 4:19 p.m.

This looks absolutely delicious! I was wondering if there is a good substitute for the coconut milk though (I have a coconut allergy). Thank you for all the inspirational recipes!

PUL Team - Feb. 8, 2022, 10:26 p.m.

Hi Aurora, an alternative plant milk can be used if desired. For example, unsweetened soy or cashew milk. The soup will be less creamy, so you could add less milk to start or add more cooked vegetables, such as sweet potato, for thickness 😊

Aurora - Feb. 9, 2022, 3:58 a.m.

Awesome! Thank you ☺️


Doug - Jan. 11, 2022, 2:38 a.m.

Loved it but it absolutely needed at least a 1/2 tsp of salt a 1/2 tsp of lemon to draw out all the flavors. Really enjoyed it and will make again :)

PUL Team - Jan. 12, 2022, 4:02 a.m.

Hi there, Doug, thanks for the honest feedback! Our stock tends to have salt already in it, but we'll take note of the feedback to help us improve moving forward 🤓 So glad it was enjoyed!


Gab - Jan. 4, 2022, 5:27 p.m.

I love it! Very original flavour

PUL Team - Jan. 4, 2022, 10:14 p.m.

So glad to hear, Gab!


Jason - Nov. 21, 2021, 7:41 p.m.

I've been a on a creamy soup kick after my recent tooth extraction, and this one hit the spot! The sweet potatoes, peanut butter, banana, coconut milk, and ginger work together harmoniously! Farmers planted sweet potatoes in the field across from our house this year, and I managed to glean five bucketfuls after the recent harvest. So yeah, I'm going to make this one again!

PUL Team - Nov. 22, 2021, 8:28 p.m.

Oooo the sweet potatoes sound lovely, Jason, we're so glad the soup is being enjoyed! Thank you 🤗


Laura - Oct. 30, 2021, 5:11 a.m.

My husbands favourite soup, it tastes so good he doesn’t think it’s healthy 😀


Tabea - Oct. 27, 2021, 10:33 a.m.

Amazing! :)


Alica - Oct. 15, 2021, 3:20 p.m.

I cannot believe that Pick Up Limes turned me into a soup lover! I truly appreciate how all the recipes are well-thought through that I don't need to worry whether or not I will like it (because it always is a success).
I allowed myself to add a sacrilegious teaspoon of cinnamon to enhance the sweetness of it and it was incredible!
I can't wait to discover all the new tastes to come! (hopefully other lovely soups too).
Thank you so much for making vegan life so much easier and enjoyable than what I had feared!

PUL Team - Oct. 16, 2021, 3:30 a.m.

Oh, Alica, thank YOU for allowing PUL to be part of your vegan journey and sharing the kind words. We're so happy the soup was enjoyed ✨


Sarah - Oct. 5, 2021, 7:45 p.m.

Very good soup. had to adjust the spices a bit because i didnt have coriander (added some cinammon and nutmeg) turned out great!

PUL Team - Oct. 6, 2021, 3:53 a.m.

Mmm sounds yummy! Thank you for sharing, Sarah ☺️


Mom of 3 - Sept. 28, 2021, 12:05 a.m.

I am dying to try this soup after reading the comments but I was wondering what kind of sandwich could be paired with this?

PUL Team - Sept. 29, 2021, 6:37 p.m.

A lovely question, Mom of 3! We've enjoyed this one with a curry-flavoured sandwich (such as pickuplimes.com/recipe/oyster…), a good old peanut butter sandwich, or a veggie sandwich with a sweet or spicy hummus if desired (such as pickuplimes.com/recipe/loaded…). Lots of love to you and the little ones 🤗


Steph - Sept. 2, 2021, 9:45 a.m.

I was a bit skeptical when reading the ingredients list but it turned out delicious! I made it with pumpkin cause I didn’t have sweet potato and it was great 😄


Becca - Aug. 30, 2021, 7:09 p.m.

When I first saw this recipe I thought that the ingredients together sounded so strange but we LOVE it! I made a big batch before studying for boards and left it to freeze. We were always excited to have this on a cold day. Just the right amount of sweet, smooth, spice, and heat, it's so delicious!

PUL Team - Aug. 31, 2021, 2:18 a.m.

Aw - so lovely to hear, Becca! All the best with your studies 😍


Taiwanese Papaya - Aug. 20, 2021, 6:27 a.m.

This soup is to die for! So YUMMY!!

The ingredients sound super weird (banana in soup?) but it's mad delicious when everything is combined together. Agree with all the other comments that using a "greener" banana is a great tip. Also, I never have vegetable stock and the tip about using the bouillon cube instead was helpful. Thank you so much for this recipe! Love <3

PUL Team - Aug. 23, 2021, 9:04 p.m.

Hi there! We're so glad the soup was enjoyed. Thank you for taking the time to share 😃


Megan - Aug. 15, 2021, 12:55 a.m.

This is my favorite soup. I've made it many times since i first watched the related YouTube video. It's wonderful on a cold, rainy day, but I even made it today in the height of summer heat here in the US.

It's also a very forgiving recipe -- it's great with peanut butter and sweet potato, but I've also had great results with tahini or almond butter and butternut squash instead of sweet potato (simply because I was craving it one day and didn't have all the listed ingredients so I went rogue).

Definitely helps to have an immersion blender. Thanks for this one!

PUL Team - Aug. 15, 2021, 10:52 p.m.

We appreciate this so much, Megan! Thank you for taking the time to share the lovely review 😊


Caro - July 28, 2021, 4:38 a.m.

Very yummy soup! Super creamy and simple to make. I had all the ingredients already at home and ended up such a delicious and filling meal


Angie M. - July 18, 2021, 12:04 p.m.

I have made it 3 times and I can't wait for fall to make it again. It is such a unique and full flavor especially for me living in Greece where I mostly savor Mediterranean flavors which I love but you gotta mix it up a little bit!

PUL Team - July 19, 2021, 7:07 a.m.

Thanks for the lovely review, Angie, it means so much! Happy cooking ✨


Laura L - July 15, 2021, 5:22 p.m.

This delicious recipe has quickly become one of my boyfriend and I’s favourite soups. Serving it with toasted bread is a great dipper, and the nuts and cilantro are a really nice touch as the garnish.

PUL Team - July 18, 2021, 1:59 a.m.

Aw this means so much, Laura, we're so happy you're enjoying the soup 🤩


Lucy - July 11, 2021, 5:40 p.m.

this was such an interesting sounding soup, i had to try... turns out, it’s delish. highly recommend 🤎


Katherine Broberg - July 9, 2021, 8:35 p.m.

DO NOT SKIP THE TOPPINGS! They make this soup out of this world delicious!


Jason - July 9, 2021, 3:23 p.m.

I've always been skeptical of pureed soups. They remind me of baby food, and I wonder "How filling can it actually be?" But this Peanut Butter Curry Soup was so delicious and a real meal. So smooth and creamy with a hint of sweet and spicy. Now I look forward to making other pureed soups like this (including ginger carrot soup) because I get to put little garnishes and finishing touches on top and pretend I'm a fancy chef like Sadia!

PUL Team - July 14, 2021, 9:56 p.m.

Such an incredible review, Jason, thank you so much for taking the time to share this with us! We're so thrilled you're enjoying the soup ✨


Lisa - July 9, 2021, 3:15 a.m.

So I'll admit I thought the ingredients sounded like an odd combination at first, but because I've loved all of Sadia's recipes I gave it a go! It was amazing - the unique blend of spice, sweetness and saltiness work so well. My housemates thought I was crazy for putting a banana into a soup but I let them try it and they loved it too :)

PUL Team - July 12, 2021, 5:26 a.m.

We're so glad you enjoyed the soup, Lisa! The review means so much ✨


Victoria - July 8, 2021, 8:23 p.m.

I personally love this recipe for it's super unique flavor. I tried it on my sister, but she wasn't as into it as I was. I think this would be a perfect starter for a fall dinner.


Cheri - June 22, 2021, 10:53 p.m.

Oh my goodness! This recipe is probably the best soup I've ever made. I'm recovering from surgery at the moment and can only have liquids, so this soup was exactly what I needed. I substituted a plantain for a banana and added a red bell pepper and roasted the pepper, carrots, and sweet potatoes before cooking and everything was absolutely fantastic. Thanks so much for putting this together! :)

PUL Team - June 24, 2021, 6 a.m.

We're so glad you're enjoying the soup, Cheri! Wishing you a speedy recovery 😊💖


Narelle - April 18, 2021, 8:16 p.m.

I highly recommend this recipe! Surprised by the combination of flavours when reading the recipe at first, but it is absolutely delicious. Made a few adjustments : had only 1 sweet potato available but added one more onion and an extra carrot, used coriander flakes instead of ground coriander, and added a hint of turmeric and black pepper. Worked out beautifully! Thank you Sadia!

PUL Team - April 19, 2021, 3:23 a.m.

Oohh sounds so delicious, Narelle! Thank you so much for sharing your lovely review with us. So glad you enjoyed the soup 🤗


Isa-Bella Leclair - April 15, 2021, 9:47 p.m.

This recipe is so warm, tasty and comforting! A plus it's easy and a one-pot recipe, amazing! Definitely agree with the tip to use a banana that is not too ripe, made the recipe three times now and tried with a banana that was a bit spotty the second time and it tasted a lot more of bananas than the other two times (I didn't necessarily think it was a bad thing though, made it interesting for sure!).

PUL Team - April 19, 2021, 1:44 a.m.

Oh this is so wonderful to hear, Isa-Bella Leclair! So glad you enjoyed the recipe and thank you for sharing :D