Sweet Potato Chilli Chowder


This soup is a family favourite. It is healthy, easy and quick to make, delicious, satisfying and freezes well too. I love making extra to take for lunch for the working week.


  1. 1/2 tbsp coconut oil
  2. 2 medium red onion, finely diced
  3. 3 litres vegetable stock
  4. 2 large red peppers, finely sliced into 2 cm bite-size slices
  5. 1-2 red chillies sliced finely (depending how hot you like your soup! Reserve a few slices for the garnish)
  6. Optional: 2 tbsp Pulsin protein powder (soya or pea varieties work well), 1 tbsp milled chia seeds
  7. To garnish: freshly chopped parsley and a few slices of red chilli
  8. 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  9. 5 large sweet potatoes (approx. 1kg), roughly chopped into 2-2.5cm chunks
  10. 200g sweet corn kernels
  11. 4 spring onions, finely sliced. Reserve some for the garnish
  12. 3 tbsp cashew cream or coconut cream. Alternatively, 30g of silken tofu.
  13. Salt and pepper to taste


  • In a deep-bottomed pot, melt the coconut oil. Add the crushed garlic, chopped onions and sweet potato chunks and sauté for 5 mins.
  • Add the stock and bring to the boil.
  • Simmer the soup for approx. 13 mins until the vegetables are all soft (you can check this by poking a fork through a couple of the sweet potato chunks).
  • Remove from the heat. If using silken tofu or protein powder add this now and blend to make a creamy soup. (A hand-blender is great for this!)
  • Return the blended soup to the hob and on a low heat stir in the sweet corn, sliced peppers, most of the chopped chilli and spring onions. Stir for about 3-4 mins until cooked through.
  • Stir in the cashew cream or coconut cream, if using.
  • Stir in the milled chia seeds or protein powder if using.
  • Season to taste with freshly ground black pepper and salt.
  • Ladle into bowls and garnish with chopped spring onion, a few slices of chopped chilli and some finely chopped parsley. Enjoy!

To transform this soup into a chowder, you have options! You can add coconut cream, cashew cream or silken tofu – they all work well!



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