Sweet Potato and Sesame Soup with Coconut Pesto Recipe

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Sweet Potato and Sesame Soup with Coconut Pesto
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  1. Sweat the onions, garlic and ginger in oil and butter.
  2. Add sherry and sugar, and sweat further for 5 minutes until it goes thick and sticky.
  3. Add water.
  4. Add sweet potatoes, carrots, fish sauce, tomato paste, sesame seeds, chilli flakes and coconut milk and simmer for 1 hour until all vegetables are soft.
  5. Top up with water as it evaporates.
  6. Puree with a hand blender and add coriander, cumin and lemon juice.
  7. If you prefer smooth soup blend in an electric blender.
  8. To make the pesto, puree all the ingredients together, if it is too thick add some sunflower oil to loosen it.
  9. Garnish the soup with coconut pesto and diced sweet potato.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 641.16 Kcal (2684 kJ)
Calories from fat 418.48 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 46.5g 72%
Cholesterol 10.16mg 3%
Sodium 401.75mg 17%
Potassium 1926.16mg 41%
Total Carbs 53.56g 18%
Sugars 17.56g 70%
Dietary Fiber 11.7g 47%
Protein 11.21g 22%
Vitamin C 124.5mg 208%
Vitamin A 1.7mg 58%
Iron 12.9mg 72%
Calcium 360.8mg 36%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 139.61 Kcal (585 kJ)
Calories from fat 91.12 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.12g 72%
Cholesterol 2.21mg 3%
Sodium 87.48mg 17%
Potassium 419.41mg 41%
Total Carbs 11.66g 18%
Sugars 3.82g 70%
Dietary Fiber 2.55g 47%
Protein 2.44g 22%
Vitamin C 27.1mg 208%
Vitamin A 0.4mg 58%
Iron 2.8mg 72%
Calcium 78.6mg 36%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 15.9
  • 18

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • low cholesterol,
  • good source of fiber

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