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Thai sweet potato bisque with parmesan crostini

Warm your heart with this healthy Thai soup
Recipe and photo provided by CanolaInfo.org
Thai sweet potato bisque with parmesan whole wheat crostini
10 servings / 1 hour 5 min 

Prep 15 min / Cook 50 min 

Ingredients 

Thai sweet potato bisque:

  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) canola oil 
  • 1 cup (250 mL) chopped yellow onion 
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic, chopped 
  • 1 to 1 1/2 inches (2.5 to 3.8 cm) fresh ginger root, finely chopped 
  • 4 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed 
  • 3 carrots, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch (5-cm) pieces 
  • 1 small chile pepper or jalapeño, chopped 
  • 4 cups (1L) sodium reduced vegetable broth 
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) light coconut milk 
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) fresh lime juice 
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) curry powder 
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) ground red pepper 
  • 14 oz (400 g) extra firm tofu, cubed 
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) cilantro, chopped 

Parmesan whole-wheat crostini:

  • 1 1/2 tbsp (22 mL) canola oil 
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced 
  • 10 slices fresh, crusty whole-wheat bread or baguette 
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) Parmesan cheese 
Directions 

Thai sweet potato bisque

  1. In large stockpot, heat canola oil over high heat. Add onion, garlic and ginger and sauté 2-3 minutes. Add sweet potatoes, carrots, chile pepper and vegetable broth and bring to boil over high heat. Reduce to medium-low and simmer until vegetables are tender (35-40 minutes), stirring occasionally. 
  2. Allow to cool slightly. Transfer to blender in batches, and purée until smooth. Return to stockpot and add coconut milk, lime juice, curry powder and red pepper; stir well to blend. 
  3. Add tofu and cook another 10 minutes over medium heat, gently stirring once or twice. 
  4. Garnish soup with cilantro and serve with Parmesan whole-wheat crostini. 

Parmesan whole-wheat crostini

  1. In small bowl, combine canola oil and garlic. Brush bread slices equally with mixture.
  2. Sprinkle equally with Parmesan cheese and broil 3 to 5 minutes until toasted. 
Nutritional info per serving (1 cup /250 mL and one slice crostini) 
  • Calories 140
  • Protein 5 g
  • Total Fat 6 g
    Saturated Fat 2.5 g
    Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Carbohydrates 18 g
    Fibre 3 g
    Sugars 5 g
    Added sugars 0 g 
  • Sodium 110 mg
  • Potassium 311 mg