Kumara and Bacon Soup

Kumara and Bacon Soup


1 onion, chopped

2 large carrots, peeled and chopped

700g orange kumara, peeled and chopped

2 cloves garlic, crushed or chopped finely

½ tsp dried Chilli flakes or Cajun seasoning

4cm root ginger, grated or you can use crushed garlic from a jar but ½ teaspoon

1.5 litres vegetable stock

125g Thin Streaky Bacon, chopped finely and cooked until crispy


Heat oil in a large saucepan, enough oil to fry the onion and carrots. Cook until onion has softened. Stir in ginger, garlic and chilli seasoning, fry until fragrant 2-3 minutes.

Stir in the kumara and stock. Bring pot to the boil and then reduce to simmer until kumara and carrots are tender.

Remove from heat and blend with a stick blender until smooth. Season to taste with Salt and Pepper and sprinkle crispy bacon pieces on top, a dollop of plain yoghurt, sour cream or coconut cream is also delish.

If you find when blending the soup it is still quite thick then a few dashes of cream, yoghurt or coconut cream helps.