Unexpectedly delicious and comforting root vegetable soup

To be honest I wasn’t very excited at the idea of making this soup. But I had most of the ingredients in my fridge, and it was the end of the month, so I decided to give it a go. And… actually… I was really pleasantly surprised. Its so warm and comforting and the bright yellow colour made me feel like it was a bowl of sunshine. ( Thats what happens to you when you don’t see enough of it! : ) )

Anyways give this a go and see if you agree!

The Recipe: Avoca‘s Root Vegetable Soup
Serves 4-6

Ingredients:
1 onion, peeled and chopped
50g butter
2 potatoes, peeled and chopped
4 carrots, peeled and chopped
2 celery stalks, chopped
2 leeks, washed and chopped
1 parsnip, peeled and chopped
1 litre vegetable stock
4 teaspoons double cream or créme fraíche (optional – I didn’t bother))
1 tablespoon chopped parsley

Method:
Cook the onion in the butter for 10 minutes without colouring. Add the potato, carrot, celery and leek, and sauté gently for 5 minutes. Add the parsnip and continue cooking for a further 5 minutes, seasoning with salt and pepper.

Add the stock, bring to the boil and simmer for 20 minutes or until the vegetables are soft. Allow to cool slightly and purée in a blender.

Reheat, check seasoning as you go, and serve with the cream and parsley.

2 thoughts on “Unexpectedly delicious and comforting root vegetable soup

  1. Hello,
    I make this soup regularly, but… how come you get a “yellow” soup?! Mine is always very green…
    Is it because, when you (or Avoca chefs) say “2 leeks”, you mean only the white parts?
    Thanks in advance for your advice… and thanks for the other soup recipes on your blog!

    • Hi Line

      Thanks for your comment. I am not sure why they are different colours, it might depend on the veg available to you. I use the white and green part of leeks, and the celery is green too, but I guess the parsnips, potatoes, onion and stock might be what makes it yellow. It has been a while since I last made this recipe so sorry I can’t help you further : ) I hope it tasted just as good!

      Sera

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