A super simple, but tasty fall soup. Makes about 7 cups of soup, or 7 -8 servings.
1 tbsp. of butter or any other fat
1 medium onion, chopped
3 cloves of garlic minced
2 medium carrots diced
2 medium sweet potatoes, chopped
1 medium tomato chopped
8 cups of chicken/vegetable/beef broth
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp fresh cracked black pepper
1 tbsp. ground cumin
The chopping does not need to be precise, since this recipe is going to be pureed.
Heat butter on medium heat, until melted. Add onions, garlic, carrots. Sauté for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add sweet potatoes, salt, pepper, cumin to mixture and sauté, stirring for about 5 minutes.
Add tomatoes, sauté for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add *broth to pot. Bring to boil, then simmer on low for an hour, or until the vegetables are soft.
You can keep the soup chunky or go ahead and puree it until it is the consistency that you like. I used a handle blender. You could also use a food processor, but make sure that the mixture has cooled down a little, so nothing hot splashes on you.
*Have broth at room temperature or heated before adding to vegetables. This will keep the cooking process going and not bring down the temperature of the other ingredients, not slowing down the whole process.
What's your favourite cold weather soup?
Till next time,