A delicious, refreshing and super sweet soup that is ready to serve within 30 minutes.
This is a beautifully rich, sweet soup. The pears give the soup a really interesting and grainy texture and one that I think is just so lovely.
Pears are such a wonderful fruit and I really love to try and use them in new and interesting ways. This soup is the result of me having pears and sweet potato in the fridge and really wanting something that was quick and easy and refreshing to eat.
Although I didn’t try it cold, I do think that it is the type of soup that might be lovely chilled and blended with ice. I will definitely try this next time I make it.
I served this soup hot, with fresh bread as a starter.
It will also freeze well, so feel free to make extra and pop in the freezer for another time.
- 1½ Tbsp olive oil spread (or butter)
- 6 cups of vegetable stock
- 1 kg sweet potato (I use the orange variety), chopped into small chunks
- 3 pears of your choice, chopped into small chunks
- 2 shallots, chopped
- 1 pinch of cayenne pepper
- salt, for seasoning
- pepper, for seasoning
- Fresh mint, for garnish (optional)
- Add the olive oil spread/butter to a frying pan and fry the shallots until translucent.
- Add the sweet potato and pear chunks to the pan and fry for a few minutes.
- Add the stock and the cayenne pepper to the pan and stir.
- Cover with a lid and leave to cook on a very low heat for 20 minutes, until the sweet potato is cooked.
- Add to a blender/food processor, in batches, and process until smooth.
- Season with salt and pepper
- Serve hot.
- Garnish with mint.