How To Grow Your Own Soup

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Here at YouGarden, we love a hearty bowl of ‘Grow Your Own’ Soup! Anything to warm your cockles after a morning outside in the garden!

We have tried and tested this delicious soup and thought it was only fair that we shared it with you in our latest blog! This particular recipe came from a large harvest of apples which were added to just about anything and everything to use them up! Lots went into the freezer for pies and pasties to enjoy in the depths of winter, however, some found their way into our root vegetable soup, they really add a delicious tart taste to an otherwise sweet root veg soup. The flavours neutralise beautifully, especially with the cheeky kick of spice, added for warmth and vigour.

We hope you enjoy it. Please share with us your soup recipes, we would love to make more. 

Root & Fruit Soup

Ingredients
  • 350g Carrots, diced
  • 300g Parsnips, diced
  • 1 Large Onion, diced
  • 1 Large Baking Apple, diced
  • 2 Vegetable Stock Cubes
  • 2 tsp of Garam masala
  • 25g of butter
  • 1 litre of Boiling Water
  • 100ml Double Cream (Crème Fraiche if you are being good)
  • A pinch of Fresh Parsley, chopped finely
  • A grind of Sea Salt and Black Pepper
Utensils
  • Hob
  • Large Saucepan
  • Sharpe knife
  • Electric Hand Blender
Method
Image is not of Root & Fruit Soup*

Using a large saucepan, gently sauté the onion in the butter until softened, but not browned.

Add the diced parsnips and carrots.

Pour in the boiling water, crumble in the stock cubes and add the spice then stir well.

Bring back to the boil, cover and simmer.

Peel and core the apple, chop the flesh finely and stir into the soup.

Cook for 40 minutes until tender.

Blitz up and season to taste with salt and pepper.

Prior to serving, stir in the cream and scatter some chopped parsley.

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