Sweet Potato Turmeric Soup

September 30, 2023 | WRITTEN BY: Patricia Bannan, MS, RDN

Sweet Potato Turmeric Soup


Servings: 6 Print


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 2 large sweet potatoes (about 1 ½ pounds), peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 large red apple, peeled, cored and diced
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons ground turmeric
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  • A few fresh herbs for garnish, such as basil or oregano (optional)
  • A drizzle of plain Greek yogurt for garnish, thinned out with orange juice or water as needed (optional)


  1. In a large pot, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onion and season with salt. Cook until translucent, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic and cook for about 2 more minutes, until fragrant. Add the sweet potatoes, apple, ginger, and turmeric. Cook for 1 minute. Add the broth and raise the heat to medium-high, bringing the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and let simmer for about 30 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are fork tender.
  3. Using a blender or hand-held stick blender, puree the mixture. Return the mixture to the pot over medium-low heat until ready to serve. Just before serving, garnish with a few fresh herbs and drizzle of Greek yogurt, if desired. Enjoy immediately while warm.


Calories: 140kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 260mg | Fiber: 3g

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