Spicy Butternut Squash, Sweet Potato and Coconut Soup

This is a really wholesome and nourishing soup, I love the combination of earthy but sweet butternut squash and sweet potato, creamy coconut milk and nutty tahini.

I peeled and chopped the squash but if that’s too much hassle – just pop the whole squash into the oven to roast on get on with something else whilst it roasts. Roasting also adds more depth to the flavour of the soup.

This recipe will make 4 to 6 portions depending how hungry you are and makes a perfect lunch (I’ll be taking some to work tomorrow as I will need something filling after my lunch time circuits class!)

If you don’t have any tahini or sumac to hand don’t worry the soup is still really delicious without them!

I'd love to know if you made this recipe.

Use #RebelRecipes and tag @RebelRecipes



  4 servings
  10 minutes preparation time
  60 minutes cook time


  • 1 butternut squash peeled and cubed
  • 2 large sweet potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves sliced
  • Thumb size knob of ginger
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 turmeric
  • 2 1/2 pints vegetable stock
  • 4 tbsp coconut yogurt
  • 1-2 tbsp tahini
  • 1/2 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp sea salt

Topping options;

  • Coriander leaves roughly chopped
  • Fresh thyme
  • Coconut yogurt
  • Dukka
  • Pine nuts
  • Sprinkle of sumac (optional)


  1. Pre heat the oven to gas mark 4/180c.
  2. Pop the chopped butternut squash and sweet potatoes onto a baking tray and roast for 1 hr or until they are soft. Leave them to cool for a little.
  3. Add the onion for 10 minutes in a saucepan with the olive oil until soft and starting to brown.
  4. Add the garlic and ginger to the onions ( I grate them in as it saves time chopping) and fry for 1 minute then add the spices. Stir to combine.
  5. Add the vegetable stock, sweet potatoes and squash, briefly bring to the boil then reduce the heat.
  6. Blend with a hand blender or food mixer until smooth, add more water if the consistency is too thick.
  7. Add in tahini and coconot yogurt  and stir through. Season well and stir in the chilli flakes.
  8. Serve with a swirl of coconot yogurt, chopped coriander or thyme  and a sprinkle of dukka or pine nuts (optional).

Thank you so much for following my blog and cooking my recipes!

Did you know that I have a new cookbook?

It's called Rebel Recipes and I'm so proud of it. If you like my recipes I know you'll love my cookbook - It took me over a year to develop (and years in the making) and it's packed with deliciously vibrant veg packed recipes!


Here's a sneak peak...


  1. theo on August 5, 2021 at 7:38 pm

    I just made this. Absolutely beautiful. 2 of the most disgusting veg in soup bound by tahini, ginger and garlic. Absolutely rich wholesome and deeply satisfying! Thanks. x

    • Niki on August 10, 2021 at 11:53 am

      He he very happy to hear that!
      Niki xx

  2. Luke on October 8, 2020 at 11:30 pm


    Does the recipe mean 1/2 tsp of turmeric?

    Many thanks 😁

    • Niki on October 9, 2020 at 4:27 pm

      Yes, absolutley

  3. Deb Langhorn on June 12, 2020 at 1:34 pm

    Lovely soup!
    Just made this on a damp and rainy June day and it went down very well with the troops.
    I used coconut milk instead of coconut yoghurt.

    • Niki on June 14, 2020 at 11:20 am

      Perfect swap! So happy you like
      Niki xxxx

Leave a Comment


Subscribe and receive a free download of my SuperSix recipe book

Something went wrong. Please check your entries and try again.

The products, recommendations and 3rd party links on RebelRecipes.com are my genuine recommendations. I may be paid a commission if you purchase a book or product via a link on this site – it’s known as a referral fee or an affiliate commission. I only work with people, companies or brands who fit my ethos. I am a qualified health coach, but the recipes and articles on RebelRecipes.com should not be used to diagnose or treat a specific health or medical condition.