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Thursday 9 September 2021

Root vegetable soup : Lovely for cooler days

If you may be looking for a soup suitable for cooler days, how about this one! You can use any hard, starchy root vegetables you like for this simple root vegetable soup. Carrots, parsnips, sweet potatoes, squash and celeriac all work well. 

Serves Four
2 tbsp oil 
2 onions, roughly chopped
800g/1lb 12oz root vegetables, any kind (see tip below), peeled and cut into roughly 2cm/¾in chunks
2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
2 chicken or vegetable stock cubes
ground black pepper
freshly chopped parsley, to serve (optional)
1. Heat the oil in a large non-stick saucepan and gently fry the onions for 6–8 minutes, or until softened and beginning to brown, stirring regularly.
2. Add the vegetable chunks and cook for 5 minutes more, stirring occasionally. Stir in the garlic and cook for a few seconds more.
3. Crumble over the stock cubes, add 1 litre/1¾ pints water and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer, cover the pan loosely with a lid and cook for about 20 minutes or until the vegetables are very soft, stirring occasionally. Some will soften more quickly than others. Remove the pan from the heat.
4. Blitz the soup with a stick blender until very smooth and season with plenty of ground black pepper. Add a splash of just-boiled water if the soup is a little thick.
5. Ladle into bowls, top with freshly chopped parsley, if using. 
Serve with warm crusty bread, or perhaps a low carb bread, see here

Each serving provides 4g protein, 31.5g carbohydrates (of which 18g sugars), 7g fat (of which 1g saturates), 10g fibre and 1.4g salt.

Some Recipe Tips
You can use any hard, starchy root vegetables you like for this simple soup. Carrots, parsnips, sweet potatoes, squash, pumpkin, beetroot and celeriac all work well, and remember the smaller you chop the pieces, the faster they will cook.

You can also serve the soup with chunky pieces rather than blitzing if you prefer, or blitz half and mix with the rest of the veg.

This soup will freeze well for at least 4 months. Cool thoroughly, then decant into reusable zip-lock bags or lidded containers. Label and freeze.

If you don’t have a stick blender, allow the soup to cool for a few minutes then blend in a food processor or blender instead.
From an original recipe here

Related Post
Root Vegetables, so healthy - read it here

Looking for a lower carb soup, you may like this recipe
Celeriac Soup and Low Carb Focaccia Bread - see it here

For those who may be looking for a soup suitable for warm/hot days
Gazpacho Soup - A wonderful taste of Andalucia - see it here

Readers, you will find a variety of articles, studies etc. plus recent news/views and recipe ideas within this blog, we hope something for everyone to read and enjoy. Please note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan


Sandra Cox said...

Ooh, doesn't this look good and sounds delicious.
YOU have a great one.

Elephant's Child said...

Yum - though I never blitz a soup smooth. I prefer a bit of chunkiness.

Sandi said...

Yum...I need to make this.

kathyinozarks said...

I love homemade soups-soooo good thanks for the recipe

Tom said...

...I was working in my garden this afternoon and I will have a bumper crop of butternut squash.

Anne (cornucopia) said...

This looks delicious.

J.P. Alexander said...

Gracias por la receta de la sopa se ve muy rica y nutriva, Te mando un beso

happyone said...

I LOVE these kinds of soups!!

DVArtist said...

Ohhh this sounds so darn good. I could eat this right now.

William Kendall said...

Sounds good!

Rose said...

Now yor're talking! I LOVE soups and will eat them all year and be happy. Even in summer. Roger however is not...specially in summer.

Lee said...

I love soup...always have done. I'm thinking about having some for my lunch today...not homemade, though...just from a can, because I can. :)

Angie said...

Jan - you had me at "soup"! Our temperatures are getting cooler, and this sounds perfect!

peppylady (Dora) said...

I really need to try celeriac.
Coffee is on and stay safe

Christine said...

Perfect for this time of year.

At Home In New Zealand said...

Sounds like a lovely simple soup to make :)

Angie's Recipes said...

I am definitely a soup person. This is so creamy, warming and tasty.

Margaret D said...

Sounds and looks ok to me.

Valerie-Jael said...

I love these soups, and am looking forward to cooler days to enjoy them again! Valerie

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Uma sopa deliciosa.
Um abraço e bom fim-de-semana.

Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

eileeninmd said...

YUM, I love soup!
Have a great day and happy weekend!

CJ Kennedy said...

Yummy and an easy recipe. I like that.

My name is Erika. said...

I love how you can use whatever root veggie(s) you have on hand. It looks delicious.

linda said...

It will soon be time to start making some of these yummy soups this one is on my list. Have a great weekend. xx

R's Rue said...


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This recipe is one I will try just as soon as we get cooler weather where I live!

Miss Val's Creations said...

This sounds like some tasty comfort food. I love soups for lunch when the weather cools down.

David M. Gascoigne, said...

Any time now the farmers markets will be overflowing with squash - in expensive, nutritious and delicious. That's the soup we'll be having.

sandy said...

looks good.

Jules said...

This sounds delicious. I love to eat a hearty soup on cold days. X

Conniecrafter said...

freeze now and enjoy in the middle of winter

Ananka said...

I do love a good soup! :-D

baili said...

this was mouthwatering recipe ,one of my kind :)

i would love to try it as i like veggies of all kind and so much

carol l mckenna said...

Another great recipe for soup ~ great for the season coming along ~ Xo

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Teresa said...

Seguro que será una rica sopa. Besos.