Thursday, October 9, 2008

Potato Apple Ginger Soup

This soup began as a humble potato soup that just seemed far too pedestrian. I had just finished reading Isa's post on the Vegan Iron Chef Apple Ginger challenge, so the way to jazz up the soup was obvious. The result was quite nice--a soup that tastes like autumn. I added the hint of a few spices; you can increase or lower the amounts as you see fit.

Serves 6-8
- 2 tbsp oil
- 1 large onion, diced
- 1 rib celery, chopped
- 2 carrots, chopped
- 1 large sweet potato, peeled and chopped
- 3 lbs potatoes, peeled and chopped
- 4 large cooking apples, peeled, cored, and chopped
- 2-3 tbsp chopped fresh ginger (depends on how much you like ginger)
- water
- plain soy milk
- 1 tsp coriander
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- salt and pepper to taste

1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Saute onions, celery, and carrots for 5-7 mins, until translucent. Add potatoes and cook for 2 mins. Add apples and ginger and cook an additional 2 mins.
2. Add enough water to the pot to cover the veggies 3/4 of the way (i.e. the tops of the veggies should be poking out of the water). Bring to bubbling, reduce heat, cover, and let simmer for 20 mins, or until potatoes are soft.
3. Blend veggies with a hand mixer, then thin with soy milk until desired consistency is reached. Season to taste and serve.


carrie said...

This is so creative, and it sounds so good. I'll have to try this sometime soon.

shelby said...


Lisa said...

Wow. This looks really good. I'll have to halve it though, or I'll be eating it for a week. Then again, there's nothing wrong with that.

Bianca said...

My favorite fresh juice is apple-ginger. And I bet that combo would be lovely with potatoes and spices...all warm and soothing for the cold winter ahead.

JohnP said...

This sounds like a very interesting and tasty form of potato soup!

Kelly said...

MMmm. That looks so cozy. I love color of that soup. It's absolutely stunning. You have such a way with flavors.

Happy Herbivore! said...

thanks for letting me know about the challenge! I was able to add my soup and a muffin to it -- and we ARE making the same food - I just made a mac and cheese variation the other day too (and then of course this soup is similar) tied at the brain, SK!


This sounds so good, with my three favourite foods all blended together. I'm imagining drinking this out of a mug, all cozy, in front of the fire.