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Peanut Butter Curry Soup

30 min

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)
    vegetable stock*
  • 2
    medium sweet potatoes, cut into small cubes
  • 1
    banana**, cut into coins
  • 1
    medium carrot, chopped
  • ½ cup (120 mL)
    peanut butter
  • 1⅔ cups (399 mL)
    canned full-fat coconut milk

Optional toppings

  • coconut cream
  • fresh cilantro
  • roasted peanuts
  • sliced chili pepper
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Directions

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  1. In a large pot over medium heat, add the oil, onions, garlic and ginger, cooking for about 3 minutes. Add splashes of water as needed to prevent burning.
  2. Add the spices, stirring to toast until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  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 until the sweet potatoes are cooked through, about 15 minutes.
  4. Add the coconut milk, and blend using an immersion blender or standing blender. Heat through completely, 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. If you think the banana is an odd soup ingredient, you can leave it out, but it adds the perfect sweetness to this soup that balances so well with the spices.

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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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