‘All my soup recipes are determined by what veg is in store at the time and after a year of getting to know good veg combos through lots of soup making – I go with instinct on amounts. but, basically if you soften an onion, have a couple of litres of good veg stock, and 2 or three types of complimenting veggies and some fresh herbs , that’s a good start – then experiment!’ — Hakan, Grocer and Grain
one large onion
two large sweet potatoes
one large butternut squash
a couple of carrots or a parsnip (root vegetables optional)
Saute a large onion in a large saucepan until soft and translucent, then add two large peeled and chopped sweet potatoes, one large peeled and chopped butternut squash, also could add couple of carrots or parsnip – a root veg.
Then let this all ‘sweat’ with lid on and stir occasionally to avoid veg sticking to bottom on meduim heat for 5 minutess. You may wish to have added a little oil to the bottom of the pot.
Then add about 2 litres of veg stock (‘boullion’ gives a good flavour, or veg stock cubes), some chilli flakes – optional.
Then let simmer for about 30 minutes until veg is soft, then blend – handheld blender is quickest option.
Season as necessary and add sliced red chilli for colour and kick!