Comforting Winter Vegetable Soup

Winter being the harsh, cold season it is, we look for comfort and warmth to get through it. For many, including myself, that includes hearty comfort soup. Not only are the ingredients inexpensive, it’s also quick and quite easy to prepare. This allows you to make multiple portions for easy freezing. Moreover, the possibilities are numerous. So why not enjoy some?
Here is one of my favourite recipes, which you can personalize to your desire. You can incorporate your favourite vegetables, taking into account their size and the predominance of their flavour.

Comforting Winter Vegetable Soup

Ingredients


  • 2 leeks (I use the white part and a bit of the green, which is quite fragrant)
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 4 carrots
  • 1 can of coconut milk (I prefer mine light – same taste, less fat)
  • Slivered almonds (may be substituted with other nuts or seeds, such as flaxseed, pine nuts or walnuts, for example)
  • Salt, pepper, curry

TIPS: You can substitute coconut milk with chicken or vegetable broth, or even mushroom sauce powder.


comforting winter vegetable soup

Preparation


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  2. In the meantime, peel vegetables and cut into fairly large pieces.
  3. Cook vegetables in pot for about 20 minutes, until quite tender.
  4. Adjust volume of water in pot according to desired thickness of soup. For a creamier texture, remove as much cooking water as possible and set aside in a saucepan. You can add it back as needed later. This water can also be preserved as an excellent homemade vegetable broth for use in other recipes.
  5. Mix everything with a blender or food processor.
  6. Season with salt, pepper and a dash of curry powder, then add coconut milk to taste.
  7. Mix everything.
  8. Heat a skillet without adding any fatty substance. Once skillet is thoroughly hot, toss slivered almonds until golden (or light brown, if preferred). Keep a close eye on them, as they can quickly burn and they continue to cook when removed from heat.
  9. Serve in soup bowls and garnish with almonds.
comforting winter vegetable soup

Enjoy!

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comforting winter vegetable soup
Maryne Guillon

Maryne is the creator of the blog The DreamCatcheuse, which has been online since 2012 and uses sincerity and humour to talk about travel, fashion, sports adventures and little pieces of life.

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