Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Roasted Root Vegetable Soup

Please continue to vote, vote everyday at the Kelly Ripa Cake off for a Cause.  Support the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund!

Our poor little cake is in last place with no hope of gaining any steam.  I appreciate all of your votes!

Hope all of you had a Happy Mardi Gras!  You must be sluggish from all that partying and you need something warm and healthy and meat-free today, Ash Wednesday.  You came to the right place, I have a soup for you that is going to knock your socks off!

The method of this soup is so handy for any vegetables you you want to use up plus you can switch vegetables to suit your taste. 




I started off with a couple of russet potatoes, a yellow onion, a turnip, celery root, carrots and parsnips.



Preheat the oven to 425 degrees, peel and dice the vegetables.  Season with salt and pepper.  Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil.  Toss vegetables to evenly coat with oil. 




Roast the vegetables for 30 to 45 minutes.  Until vegetbles are "mashable" and slightly golden brown.  The roasting really enhances the flavors of the vegetables as opposed to sauteing them in the pot.  Also, you will use a lot less oil. 


Place vegetables in a large pot or stock pot over medium heat and mash with a potato masher.  This is a rustic, country soup so you want it to have a thick, chunky consistency.



Add approximately 2-1/2 cups of chicken or vegetable stock 1/2 cup at a time to the vegetables.  You can add a cup more stock to thn it out. Thoroughly combine.  Season with salt, pepper, coriander and red pepper flakes to taste.


The soup will be thick.  If you prefer a smoother soup, feel free to run your emersion blender in the pot ot achieve a velvety consistency.


Top the soup off with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and a sprinkle of freshly chopped parsley.

Just for the record, I AM NOT the person that keeps praying for snow!  = )


34 comments:

Debbie said...

Looks like what the doctor should order!
I am voting! Yours is truly best.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Katherine, I DID pray for snow--but now I am praying for SPRING... Okay???

Did you have your pancakes yesterday? Are you giving up something for Lent???

That soup looks very delicious... Thanks!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

A Year on the Grill said...

Didn't know you could vote more than once... Fondant tastes nasty, but does have a look that the kids seem to like!

The Japanese Redneck said...

I didn't pray for it either. Glad it's moved out of Mississippi. What a nightmare.

Your soup is giving me good ideas!

Mary said...

This would really hit the spot today, Katherine. I'm still voting.

Big Dude said...

Sounds delicious and very healthy.

Sophie said...

I know that a soup made of roasted veggies is a grand & very tasty soup!!

Yours looks excellent, Katherine!

steph said...

Looks great! Perfect for a cold night. Hopefully spring will be here soon!

April said...

Yum, this looks yummy! and perfect for all of this cold weather!

JodieMo said...

Looks yummy! You know what would be great? If you had an immersion blender to blend all that up. :)
Okay, maybe I'm going a little crazy with the blender. Great soup!

Fresh Local and Best said...

Oh Katherine! You are a funny one, I don't know who IS the person who prays for snow.

This roasted root vegetable soup looks delicious!

5 Star Foodie said...

The soup looks wonderful with the yummy root veggies!

The Blonde Duck said...

This soup looks tasty and delicious! I voted! :)

I want spring. And warmth.

buffalodick said...

If we are all still making soup, it still must be snowy!

Bob said...

Well, *I* voted for your cake. :)

The soup sounds great, too!

Pam said...

I am sorry your cake is in last place - I thought it was cute!

This soup would be excellent today, I am suffering from a sore throat - ugh.

phd in yogurtry said...

Voted for your cake!

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

OH no! Sorry you are in last place - I had voted.
Have fun with your snow. :) We have had hardly any up here in Canada..

Chow and Chatter said...

lovely winter soup and i voted lol

Debbie said...

Looks delicious Katherine....perfect for this time of year. Glad it's not you praying for the snow....I would come other there and beat you up!!!!lol.....

TavoLini said...

That looks like something I would really like--roasting brings such a nice flavor to vegetables--I would have never thought to turn it into a soup!

Marjie said...

I voted for you. I didn't pray for snow. Now I'm praying for your soup to magically appear in my house. Or maybe I'll just have to cook it myself.

Penny said...

Whenever I have extra vegies in the fridge I roast them. It is amazing how lots of zucchini roast down to a manageable amount. Throw in some onions and carrots and you have a great vegie dish. I love the idea behind this soup. We all need to eat more vegies and this is the perfect solution. I still think your cake rocks; I mean really, piping is harder than fondant.

Barbara said...

Love this recipe, Katherine. It's almost a vegetable stew. Roasting veggies makes them so flavorful. I've roasted root veggies for dinner; now I'll take the leftovers and make your soup with them

I voted for your cake too!

Joanne said...

I LOVE root veggies and thick soups. Way more hearty and filling that way! Looks delicious.

Cinnamon-Girl♥ said...

I made a very similar soup today with roasted veggies! We must be on the same wavelength. This looks excellent with all those wonderful root veggies!

Baking is my Zen...sweet nibbles for the soul said...

Looks nice and hearty...

Burp and Slurp~! said...

Ooh, love the soup! I adore root vegetables, but roasting really brings out the lovely flavor.
I'm gonna have to vote again!

Bridgett said...

A perfect soup for the freezing days of winter. I love the flavors here...they are just so comforting.

My Carolina Kitchen said...

My husband has been begging me to use more root vegetables. This sounds like the perfect recipe Katherine.
Sam

Claudia said...

Nothing better than root vegetables in the winter - the soup looks comforting, warming, delicious and healthy! Yay for root vegetables. of course I voted for you - days ago!

bridget {bake at 350} said...

I've been *dreaming* of this soup ever since getting back home! Thank you for making it...it's on my list for next week!

Katy ~ said...

I cannot believe your cake is in last place for it is bright and happy looking. I personally love it and choose it above all others.

And this soup sounds deee-lish! Love a thick and hearty vegetable soup. Lovely!

Melissa said...

I just made the soup - delish! Thanks for sharing .