Thai sweet potato bisque with parmesan crostini

Warm your heart with this healthy Thai soup
Thai sweet potato bisque with parmesan whole wheat crostini
10 servings / 1 hr 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)

per serving Thai sweet potato bisque

  • 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

per serving Parmesan whole-wheat crostini

  • Calories 100
  • Protein 4 g
  • Total fat 3.5 g
    Saturated fat 0.5 g
    Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Carbohydrates 12 g
    Fibre 2 g
    Sugars 2 g
    Added sugars 0 g
  • Sodium 160 mg
  • Potassium 73 mg

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