Source: Keri Glassman | Category: Diabetes-Friendly, Entrees, Heart-Smart, Soups & Stews

Thai Sweet Potato Bisque with Parmesan Whole Wheat Crostini

Warm your heart with this healthy Thai soup.

Thai Sweet Potato Bisque with Parmesan Whole Wheat Crostini


  • Thai Sweet Potato Bisque
  • 1 Tbsp canola oil 15 mL
  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion 250 mL
  • 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 reduced-fat and reduced-sodium vegetable stock 1L
  • 1/2 cup light coconut milk 125 mL
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice 30 mL
  • 1/2 tsp curry powder 2 mL
  • 1/4 tsp ground red pepper 1 mL
  • 14 oz extra firm tofu, cubed 400 g
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped 60 mL
  • Parmesan Whole-Wheat Crostini
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp canola oil 20 mL
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 10 slices fresh, crusty whole-wheat bread or baguette
  • 2 Tbsp Parmesan cheese 30 mL


  • 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 stock 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. To make Parmesan Whole-Wheat Crostini: In small bowl, combine canola oil and garlic. Brush bread slices equally with mixture. Sprinkle equally with Parmesan cheese and broil 3 to 5 minutes until toasted.
  • 5. Garnish soup with cilantro and serve with Parmesan Whole-Wheat Crostini.


10 servings

serving size

1 cup (250 mL) and 1 slice Crostini

nutritional analysis

Per Serving

Total Fat6 g
Saturated Fat2.5 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Carbohydrates18 g
Fiber3 g
Protein5 g
Sodium110 mg