Instant Pot Moroccan Sweet Potato Soup

Sweet potatoes and chickpeas are the base for this healthy pureed soup but don't skip the garnish! It MAKES the meal!
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Fusion, Mediterranean, Moroccan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 260kcal


Sweet Potato Soup

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 medium yellow onions , diced
  • 2 large sweet potatoes , diced
  • 2 large carrots , diced
  • 1 lemon , zested
  • 1 can chickpeas , drained
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric
  • 2 tablespoons harissa
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground corriander
  • 1 tablespoon honey (optional)
  • 6 cups vegetable stock


  • 1 small bunch parsley or cilantro , chopped
  • 1 small bunch mint , chopped
  • labneh, greek yogurt or coconut cream
  • harissa
  • croutons or sliced almonds
  • lemon wedges


Sweet Potato Soup

  • Turn on your Instantpot to saute and place the oil in the bowl.
  • Add in the diced onion and saute until golden.
  • Stir in carrots, sweet potatoes, chick peas, lemon zest, spices and stock.
  • Place the lid on the Instantpot and place the vent on "sealing."
  • Manually set the time for 20 minutes.
  • While the soup is cooking, prepare your garnish.
  • When the Intantpot is done cooking, turn the vent to depressurize. Once the steam stops, pop off the lid.
  • Use a stick blender to puree the soup, or alternatively, puree it in small batches in a blender. (The soup will be super hot, so be careful!)
  • Season the soup with salt and pepper to taste.


  • Serve soup with dollop of labneh or a swirl of coconut cream
  • If desired add a couple drops of harissa and top with sliced almonds or croutons.
  • Finally sprinkle with herbs and serve with wedges of lemon.


Don't have an Instant Pot? You can make this soup on the stovetop.
After sauteing the onions, add the rest of the soup ingredients and bring to a boil. Then, turn down the heat to a simmer and cook until the vegetables are tender. Puree as instructed above.


Calories: 260kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 1027mg | Potassium: 215mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 4610IU | Vitamin C: 14.8mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1.2mg