Sweet Potato Pineapple Soup

November 10, 2009

Author Notes:

This was a spur of the moment creation as I longed to use up both sweet potatoes and extra pineapple hanging out in my fridge. The final soup is fruity and fresh, something quite unexpected from a sweet potato soup. I can see adding various spices to further pump up this base recipe, like curry and coconut milk, but I love this very simple soup.


Serves: 6


  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled & finely chopped
  • 1 pound sweet potatoes, peeled & cut into 1" pieces
  • 1 cup pineapple, peeled & chopped into 1" pieces
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon dried sage leaves
  • 1 tablespoon salt (and extra for final seasoning)
  • 1/2 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper (and extra for final seasoning)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons toasted coconut (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cashews (optional)
In This Recipe


  1. Saute the onion and garlic in the olive oil, in a heavy bottom pan over medium-high heat, until soft.
  2. Add sweet potato and pineapple, and saute for a few minutes. Add in water, sage, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Stir and bring to a boil. Then, lower heat and simmer for 30 minutes until potato is tender.
  3. Puree the mixture with a hand blender or in a stand-blender. Return the pureed soup to your pot and gently simmer, adding additional seasoning as needed. You'll definitely need to add a bit more salt and pepper.
  4. Serve the soup with either chopped toasted cashews or toasted coconut. I also sprinkle a touch more dried sage. Yum!

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Reviews (3) Questions (0)

3 Reviews

Jaime January 13, 2010
this looks awesome.
Author Comment
eatboutique November 14, 2009
You know, when I lived in the Midwest, people mixed sweet potatoes, pineapple and marshmallow all the time in a casserole. I wanted to figure out a way to make it into a soup, sans marshmallow of course... This soup is definitely sweet, but the sage really does make it nice. :)
Experimental C. November 13, 2009
Wow, this is a combination I've never heard of before! Lots of sweetness going on with the pineapple and coconut, but seems like it's balanced out by the onions and sage. Very creative and intriguing!