Farm-Style Soup

Farm-Style Soup

Serves 6

Ingredients

4. medium carrots diced

3 medium parsnips diced

1 medium sweet potato diced

1 medium potato diced

3 bay leaves

4 parsley stalks

3 thyme sprigs

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 medium yellow onion, peeled and roughly chopped

1/4 cup leek sliced thin

2 fat cloves garlic, crushed and finely chopped

2 cups vegetable stock

1/2 cup evaporated skim milk

Salt

Black peppercorns, freshly ground

Extra parsley, chopped, for garnish

Directions

  • Scrub carrots and parsnips; peel one of each. Cut peeled vegetables into half-inch dice. Roughly chop the rest.
  • Peel sweet potato; roughly chop. Tie bay leaves, parsley stalks and thyme into a bunch with string.
  • Pour oil in sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add roughly chopped vegetables and onion; shallow-fry for about 3 minutes, continuously stirring. Add garlic and fry for 1 more minute, continuously stirring. 
  • Add 1 and a 1/2 cups vegetable stock and bunch of herbs. Simmer until softened, 15 to 20 minutes; remove herbs. While onion mixture is simmering, add diced carrots and parsnips and remaining stock to another saucepan; simmer until just cooked, about 12 minutes.
  • Put onion mixture into blender; whiz until smooth. Pour into empty saucepan. 
  • For velvet sauce, take 1 cup of blended onion mixture; return it to blender. Add evaporated skim milk. Blend at highest speed for at least 2 minutes (until glossy). Pour into pitcher or gravy boat.
  • Stir diced carrots and parsnips into remaining blended onion mixture; season with salt and pepper to taste. Shortly before serving, bring soup to a boil. Serve dusted with chopped parsley and with velvet sauce on the side, as a topper.

Nutrients per serving: 182 calories, 5g protein, 33g carbohydrates, 6g fiber, 4g fat

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