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Jan 12, 2012 04:28 PM

How to doctor too-sweet Sweet Potato Soup?

I bought TJ's sweet potato soup in a carton and it is very sweet.

Is there something I can do to salvage it?

Thank you!

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  1. Haven't had that soup so I can't be specific, but a little acid can counteract sweet most of the time. Try adding a bit of vinegar. You might also want to add a bit of milk or cream as dairy can change the taste of soups.

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    1. re: Terrie H.

      I agree about the acid and the dairy. When I make sweet potato soup, I usually use sour cream or buttermilk or a combination of the two to cut the sweetness a little. Try that.

      Smokiness is a nice contrast to sweet potato too--some chipotle or smoked paprika.

    2. If it were me, I'd think about adding some plain yogurt. You can't heat it to a high temp after adding it, but you could add it after heating up the soup.

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      1. re: sueatmo

        or buttermilk. or lime juice and chile powder.

      2. try squeeze of lemon or lime,

        or serve w dollop of sour cream or creme fraiche.

        you could also try changing the flavor profile significantly, such as w curry spices or hot chiles sauteed w compatible vegetables or poultry, and added in-- top w cilantro or other herbs. but perhaps not worth the PITA

        1. Cook with some spicy sausage or add some plain potato puree.

          1. I would dilute it with pureed cooked acorn or butternut squash. Similar in texture and color, but not as sweet.