Moroccan Sweet Potato, Carrot and Chickpea Soup

Thursday, March 14, 2013



All winter I have been living off hearty stews and soups and one of my very favourite’s has got to be this Moroccan sweet potato, carrot and chickpea soup.  It is very creamy thanks to the chickpea’s and super hearty! The spices give this soup such a great flavour and it compliments the sweetness of the sweet potatoes and carrots very nicely.  It is easy to make and pairs well with toasted pita bread, a sprinkle of pumpkin seeds and if you’re feeling extra indulgent, a dollop of plain Greek yogurt! I will continue to make this soup until spring is finally here, and then I will start to experiment with some fun spring recipes!

Moroccan Sweet Potato, Carrot and Chickpea Soup

Ingredients:
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large brown onion, roughly chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 teaspoon ground coriander
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon chilli powder
1 large sweet potato, peeled, diced
5 carrots, peeled, sliced
5 cups reduced-salt chicken stock
½ can chickpeas, drained, rinsed
1/2 small lemon, juiced

Directions:
  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic, stirring often for about 3 minutes.
  2. Stir in coriander, cumin and chilli powder. Cook stirring for about a minute.
  3. Add sweet potato and carrots. Cook for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add stock and bring to a boil.  Cover and reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring occasionally, about 20 minutes.
  5. Add chickpeas to soup and simmer, covered, for 10 minutes or until chickpeas are tender.
  6. Remove soup from heat and use an immersion blender to puree until smooth.
  7. Return to stove over medium-low heat and season with salt and pepper.
  8. Stir in 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Heat, stirring, until hot (do not boil). 
  9. Ladle into bowls and sprinkle with pumpkin seeds!


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25 comments

  1. That sounds and looks so lovely! I'm a sucker for sweet potato and it only intensifies the sweetness when you turn it into soup :) the spice combo sounds amazing, I'll be sure to give this a go as soon as the weather starts getting colder.

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  2. I love hearty soups during the winter time. They give you such a warm cozy feeling. I'm also a huge fan of sweet potato and squash soups, soo wonderful!

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  3. Beautiful comforting soup with warm spices and love the little crunch with the pumpkin seeds. Happy weekend to you. Its Friday in Hong Kong. BAM

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  4. I make curried carrot soup a lot. I like the sweet potatoes, chickpeas and spices in your soup. I'm pinning it and will make it soon!

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  5. Love the color of this soup! I've made carrot soup and I've made sweet potato soup but I've never combined them.What I love is that they taste lush and creamy but have no cream!

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  6. This looks yummy! I love sweet potatoes, but I haven't made many soups or stews with them. I'll be saving this recipe!

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  7. That looks like a very warming and delicious soup!

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  8. A delicious looking and sounding soup! I love Moroccan food.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  9. This looks so damn tasty. It is getting cold in Sydney and I was only just thinking tonight that I need to get back into soups. I have all those ingredients in the pantry so I might have to give it a crack!

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  10. Yum! I've been making butternut squash, bean, and lentil soups this past winter...it may be time to branch out and try some more spices. There is a Penzeys in my area that I've been going to. Feels like there's a treasure trove of flavors I've yet to discover.

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  11. This soup pretty much has all of my favorite ingredients and spices in it! A must-make for sure.

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  12. Yum this soup looks great! Love the idea of the pumpkin seeds on top

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  13. Really nice soup my dear, love the sweet potato in a Morrocan, great flavors.

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  14. How perfectly comforting- This soup sounds like the perfect blend of sweetness and spice. In these final lingering cold days of winter, I'd sure love a hot bowlful to warm my stomach.

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  15. Like you, I live off soups and stews during the wintertime, and I really wish I'd had this recipe back in December when my kitchen was OVERRUN with sweet potatoes! (We literally got 5-6 HUGE ones every week for two months through our CSA and in an attempt to make sure none went bad, I baked them all, pureed them, and then promptly froze them for later use.) Perhaps I could add some of that into this soup and make it work? Especially when the temperatures drop again next week, this will be a welcome dinner!

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  16. Here is a soup I know I would love to eat! Love sweet potatoes!

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  17. I wish it wasn't still soup weather, but we have another week of chilly, below average temps. Your delicious soup would warm my soul :)

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  18. Natalie, I love the soup! Sweet potatoes, carrots, and chick peas are my favorites. Looks delicious!!

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  19. I love Moroccan flavors and think that your soup looks very tasty!

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  20. Great looking soup Nat! Love the spices and the colour is absolutely gorgeous!

    Nazneen

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  21. This is perfect for winter! My eldest son was just asking the other day if you can make soup from carrots...I'll have to make this to have him try it out!

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  22. Awesome flavors - this looks so delicious! :)

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  23. we are into autumn now and I am already loving soups and baking in the oven - I hope I will have lots of soups like this over winter - it looks delicious

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  24. This looks wonderful, love the colour. Some of my favourite ingredients too, can't wait to make it.

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