Caribbean Curried Sweet Potato and Lentil Soup

Caribbean curried sweet potato and lentil soup

Recipe by Chef Craig Wong

Location: Toronto, ON
Servings: 4 people
Preparation time: 30 - 40 minutes

Chef Craig Wong
Chef Craig Wong


  • 1.5 Ibs Sweet Potato, peeled & cubed
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 2 tbsp Curry Powder (Caribbean if possible)
  • 1 cup Cooked Lentils, or 1 cup of canned Lentils
  • 3 cups low sodium Chicken Stock 
  • 1/2 can Coconut Milk
  • 1 tbsp Salt 
  • 3 sprigs Fresh Thyme
  • 1 piece Scotch Bonnet Pepper, whole (optional based on spice preference)

Garnish (optional)

  • 1/4 cup Coconut Milk
  • 1/2 Lime, cut in wedges
  • 1/4 cup cooked & shredded chicken


Keys to creating a great soup:

  1. Choose a star ingredient: Sweet Potato
  2. Next, a supporting ingredient: Lentils
  3. Then pick the liquid(s): Stock & Coconut Milk
  4. Finally, choose a style: Caribbean Curry, Scotch Bonnet & Thyme

Peel sweet potatoes, cut into 1 inch cubes.

In a medium pot, over medium heat, add coconut oil and sweat the sweet potato cubes for 5 minutes. Find the right KitchenAid® Range for making soup. Explore electric, gas, and induction models.
Add curry powder to the pot and stir for 1 minute.
Add lentils, chicken stock, coconut milk, salt, and thyme sprigs.
Optional step: Float a scotch bonnet pepper on top of the soup for flavour. If you prefer the soup mild, be careful not to burst the pepper. If you prefer it spicy, slice the pepper in half. For very spicy soup, chop the scotch bonnet before adding.
Bring the soup to a simmer for 20-25 minutes or until the sweet potato is fork tender.
Serve in warm heated bowls, and garnish with coconut milk, lime and cooked chicken. You can store all your fresh ingredients for later in a KitchenAid® Refrigerator, available in a variety of configurations.

Nutrition Facts

Per serving (1 cup / 250 ml)
Calories: 200

  • Fat: 8 g (Saturated: 6 g)
  • Carbohydrates: 27 g
  • Fibre: 4 g
  • Sugars: 7 g
  • Protein: 7 g
  • Cholesterol: 5 mg
  • Sodium: 470 mg
  • Potassium: 500 mg
  • Calcium: 50 mg
  • Iron: 3 mg

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