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Vegan Yam and Carrot Coconut Milk Soup Recipe

Samantha LoweSamantha Lowe
Vegan Yam and Carrot Coconut Milk Soup Recipe

Not peeling the yam and carrots, often standard in recipes, keeps as many nutrients in the roots as possible, ensuring this soup is not only flavorful but also highly nutritious.

Serve hot on the occasional rainy summer day or cold on the extremely hot ones, for a warming or chilling meal.

Vegan Yam and Carrot Coconut Milk Soup


Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: Serves 4

Calories per serving: 229

Fat per serving: 9g

Vegan Yam and Carrot Coconut Milk Soup


  • 2 tbl vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 large yam, scrubbed and chopped
  • 1 lb. carrots, scrubbed and chopped
  • 1 can coconut milk, stirred
  • 2 tbl coconut sugar
  • Salt, to taste
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped


  1. Toss the onion and garlic in a large soup pot on the stove. Set it to medium-highheat and caramelize the vegetables for 3 to 5 minutes, or until browned and translucent. Add the cumin, coriander and paprika and fry for another minute until the spices are fragrant.
  2. Deglaze the onion mixture with the vegetable broth, scraping up any browned parts. Add the yam and carrots. Simmer for another 20 minutes, or until the vegetables are soft.
  3. Puree the soup in a blender. Add back to the pot with the coconut milk, coconut sugar and salt to taste. Allow to simmer for another 5 minutes. Add the cilantro and cook for 1 minute. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 229
Total Fat: 9g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Carbohydrates: 36g
Protein: 3g

Based in Kingston, Canada, Samantha Lowe has been writing for publication since 2006. She records her culinary and globe-trotting experiences online at A love of photography and cooking fuels this writing, with the end result usually enticing friends and acquaintances to 'loosen their belts'.