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Sunday, 21 February 2021

Hearty Root Vegetable Soup : Immune Boosting

This immune-boosting hearty vegetable soup is just choc-a-block full of root vegetables. Because being below ground they absorb nutrients from the soil making them a powerhouse for anti-inflammatory vitamins such as A, B, C, and iron. Plus they are chock full of antioxidants. They also nourish our gut with gut-friendly fibre our good bacteria need to survive. Let’s face it, they aren’t the prettiest of vegetables, but they do clean up very well, so why not get scrubbing and prep for this beautiful, flavourful root vegetable soup that will keep you fuelled and warmed in cooler days.


Ingredients
2 tbsp. Olive oil
1⁄2 large celeriac (celery root) peeled and chopped
3 large carrots, peeled and chopped
1 large rutabaga (swede), peeled and chopped
3 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped
1 medium onion, peeled and chopped
1 clove garlic, peeled and grated
2 cups spinach
2 bay leaves
2 tbsp. Minced fresh parsley
8 cups vegetable broth
Sea salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
Method
1. Heat the oil in a large soup kettle over medium heat. Toss in onion and sauté until onion is translucent in appearance (approx. 3min.) Then add in the garlic and sauté for approx. one minute.
2. Toss in the rest of the root vegetables and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes. Next add broth, parsley, bay leaves.
3. Simmer for approx. 30 min.
4. Toss in spinach and simmer until vegetables are tender (15-30min.).

Tips
For thinner soup: add broth to desired consistency
For thicker soup: take an immersion blender to the pot when finished and give it a few pulses and voila!
Enjoy the colourful blend of root vegetables that bring warmth and comfort to your table, and gut-healing nutrients, minerals, and vitamins to nourish from within.
Choice of vegetables may be amended to suit your likes/dislikes and dietary requirements. If you would like a lower carb alternative to potatoes you will find some suggestions here
If you need help with weight/measurement conversion see here
The above from original idea here


Related Post
Root Vegetables, so healthy - read it here

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All the best Jan

36 comments:

Kay said...

Oh yum! This is perfect for a winter day. I made soup last week since my husband caught some kind of head cold.

Conniecrafter said...

sounds perfect for these cold winter days!

Tom said...

...full of goodness.

peppylady (Dora) said...

I was looking at soup recipes today.
Stay Safe and Coffee is on

Christine said...

Sounds delicious

Elephant's Child said...

Good for us AND delicious.

Chatty Crone said...

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm - that looks good!

Jules said...

Delicious! Always love a soup. X

yonosoymillenium said...

que deliciosa tiene que estar, ñam ñam

Teresa said...

Se ve sabrosa. Besos.

Jo said...

It looks delicious, I'm sure it tastes as good as it looks.

My name is Erika. said...

Root veggies are some of my favorites. This recipes looks super. I printed it to give it a try.Thanks!

Catarina said...

One of my favourite soups.

JFM said...

Looks delicious and sounds healthy 🍜

Jenn Jilks said...

This does inspire!

CJ Kennedy said...

Comfort food on a cold day

Valerie-Jael said...

So yummy! Hugs, Valerie

Rain said...

Oh delicious! I am craving soups and stews lately. I've never eating celeriac, would love to try it!

Mary Kirkland said...

I made something like that last month.

Sandra Cox said...

Sounds delicious. I could go for some about now.

William Kendall said...

That looks nourishing.

Lee said...

There's nothing quite like a bowl of steaming, thick, home-made soup!

Magic Love Crow said...

This is so good! Thank you Jan! I shared it with my mom! Big Hugs!

Lowcarb team member said...

Google translate

yonosoymillenium said...
que deliciosa tiene que estar, ñam ñam

that has to be delicious, yam yam

Teresa said...
Se ve sabrosa. Besos

It looks tasty. Kisses

Bob Bushell said...

I was thinking of eating something to tasty, and you hit on the head, great Jan.

Divers and Sundry said...

That'd be the perfect meal for these cold days. Thanks for the recipe.

bill burke said...

Looks delicious!

Sue said...

Ooh I do love homemade soup, I'll give Neil a nudge lol. Take care and have a great week xx

Maria Rodrigues said...

Healthy and look delicious.
Kisses

Jeanie said...

That looks hearty and delicious. I do love soup in the winter -- it's so nourishing!

Shari Burke said...

Ah, soup! Definite comfort food! This one looks wonderful.

Lorrie said...

A delicious sounding soup. Perfect for these still chilly days.

Snowbird said...

I could eat that right now!xxx

Debbie said...

i am not a huge fan of cooked vegetables, or vegetable soup. but this does look good and i am sure many of your readers would enjoy this!!

DVArtist said...

Now this is my kind of food. Yummmm

carol l mckenna said...

Yummy soup!

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