Roasted Root Veg Sweet Soup

Posted by on Feb 13, 2013 in Dinner Tonight | 0 comments

Roasted Root Veg Sweet Soup

I love soup in the winter – especially thick, hearty, homemade meal soup.

For this recipe I roasted the veggies the night before as I was making a cake – that way the veg is cooled and easy to handle when I’m ready to assemble the soup.

Cut a butternut squash in half, seed, and place face down on a baking sheet with 1/2 inch water. Bake at 350 for about 30 mins or until you can easily stick a fork through.

In the meantime get another baking sheet for the other veggies that will cook more quickly

  • one large carrot cut into about 6 pieces -peeled (like strips – although shape doesn’t matter much)
  • one large sweet potato into several large chunks – peeled
  • one large yellow pepper (or red or orange)

Lightly drizzle the carrot and sweet potato with olive oil before sticking it in the oven to roast with the squash. Keep and eye and remove the veg when they are cooked aka softened. The sweet potato may take a few extra minutes.

Since I knew I was making the soup the next day, I put the carrot, potato and pepper in a container. When the squash was done and cooled off, I scooped it all out and added it to the same (large container).

Okay, here we go. Let’s puree this veg and make soup!

Note: you could use a variety of gadgets for this, but here is how I went about my creation:

  • put all the veg in a food processor and puree until smooth

In a blender add:

  • one can of coconut milk
  • one can vegetable broth
  • 1/2 can milk, 1/2 can water
  • as much of the veg puree as you can fit (without exploding over)

Blend that all together so your mixture thins out. Add this to a big pot then add the remaining pureed veg and stir in all in until completely combined. Here I added about 1/3 c maple syrup but that was entirely unnecessary this is was already very sweet. But, no complaints, I do love our Bird Family maple syrup.

Season with salt, pepper, cayenne pepper and whatever spices you’d like. Heat up this pot of goodness and serve it up to your besties. If you like it thinner, add some milk or water, if you like it thick and creamy, enjoy as is – maybe with a dollop of sour cream =)

 

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