Recipes – Winter Root Soup
Winter Root Soup
A hearty root vegetable soup that will help disguise vegetables for picky eaters!
3 medium onions, peeled and chopped
2 leeks, trimmed and sliced
4 carrots, peeled and sliced
2 turnips, peeled and sliced
1 rutabaga, peeled and sliced
3 parsnips, peeled and sliced
4 tablespoons of butter
1 1/2 quarts of chicken stock or a combination of stock and filtered water
Several sprigs of thyme, tied together
4 cloves garlic, peeled and mashed
pinch of cayenne pepper
sea salt and pepper
pinch of nutmeg
Melt butter in a large stainless steel pot. Add onions, leeks, carrots, turnips, rutabaga and parsnips. Cover and cook gently over low heat for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add stock and bring to a boil and skim. Add garlic, thyme and cayenne pepper. Simmer covered for about 30 minutes until the vegetables are soft.
Remove thyme and puree soup with a handheld blender. Season to taste. Add a little water if soup is too thick.
Serves 6 to 8