Pear, Spinach and Sweet Potato soup
A delicious soup full of good vitamins and minerals. Just the right taste of sweetness from the pears.
Recipe type: Soup
Cuisine: European
Serves: 4
  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 2 medium sized ripe pears
  • 250g fresh spinach
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 4 shallots
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • 750 ml vegetable stock
  • chopped chives
  • sea salt
  • black pepper
  1. Wash and scrape sweet potatoes and chop into slices. Boil potatoes until soft. Drain and set aside.
  2. Peel and slice shallots. Peel and slice garlic. Grate ginger.
  3. Make up vegetable stock.
  4. Place olive oil in a large soup pan. Wait until oil is hot then place garlic and sauté for a few minutes then add shallots and continue to cook until transparent.Add grated ginger and stir gently.
  5. Add in the freshly squeezed lemon juice. Place sweet potatoes into the soup pot and stir for a few minutes. Add vegetable stock. Gently bring to a rolling boil then simmer for 15-20 minutes. Remove from heat and season to taste with sea salt and black pepper. Use a blender to puree soup.
  6. Heat through and serve with chopped chives and crème fraiche.
Recipe by Edinburgh Foody at