Introduction: Winter Root Vegetable Soup

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The other day my friend gave me a whole bunch of root vegetables. I love vegetables! And I knew right away that I wanted to make a soup out of them. Now, most recipes that involve root vegetables in a soup involve making a puree out of them (yuk!). I decided that wouldn't happen to them wonderful veggie. So I made up my own soup recipe. It turned out pretty good too!

Ingredients:

4 cloves of garlic minced
2 shallots chopped
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 carrots chopped
4 small turnips chopped
3 beets cubed
1 onion chopped
1 sweet potato cubed
1 regular potato cubed
5 cups broth (I used a veggie broth made out of Better than Bouillon)
1 cup water
Salt & pepper to taste
1 tsp rosemary
1/2 tsp oregano

Now, you can really use whatever type of veggies you have on hand. Get creative!

Step 1: In a big soup pot add the oil, garlic, and shallots and cook over medium high heat. Let it cook for about 5 minutes (or however long it takes you to start chopping veggies).

Step 2: Add in all the veggies and let it cook for about 5-10 minutes. Just long enough for them to start to soften.

Step 3: Add in the broth & water, salt & pepper, rosemary, and oregano. Once it boils, turn down the heat & simmer for about 10 more minutes.

Step 4: Serve & Enjoy!

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Comments

skuzmenko (author)2011-11-11

;D

wazzup105 (author)2011-11-09

I once roasted the veggies and potatoes before adding them to the soup.. .roasting enhances flavor ! Like: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/roasted-winter-vegetable-soup/detail.aspx

Your method is faster though and usually I don't have a lot of time, so I'll try your method as well.. I love soup.

iamkeebler (author)wazzup1052011-11-10

I'll have to try roasting them next time. It was my first time using all root veggies.

jrossetti (author)2011-11-09

This is really similar to a soup I make in the slow cooker. I like to add leeks too, but like you said: whatever's on hand! The more veggies you add, the merrier it is!

scoochmaroo (author)2011-11-09

Hi! Great recipe, but the text is showing up all yellow for me. Is this happening for you too? IT's hard to read!

iamkeebler (author)scoochmaroo2011-11-09

Oh dang! Didn't even realize it. I copied it from my blog to make it "easy" so much for that. Should be fixxed now. Thanks or telling me!

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