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Roasted Vegetable Soup

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I love soup. I love winter and cold weather. Since it’s been pretty chilly here (although not yesterday… it was 80F… where I grew up, it was 70 degrees colder. I’m sorry.), I’ve been making lots of soups. This makes me happy. Last week some friends were over for dinner. I made a Roasted Vegetable Soup. They really liked it and asked for the recipe. So I thought that since we’re getting lots of the veggies that go in this type of soup in our Abundant Harvest Organics box, I’d make it for the show.
Ingredients
  Butternut squash/Winter squash 1 (quartered)
  Yam/Sweet potato 1 (quartered)
  Onion 1 (quartered)
  Carrots 2
  Garlic head 1 (top sliced off)
  Watermelon radish/Daikon radish 1 (quartered)
  Rutabaga/Turnip 1 (peeled and cut into 6 pieces)
  Butter 2 Tablespoon
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1 Pinch
  Cayenne 1 Pinch
  Nutmeg 1 Pinch
  Ginger 1 Pinch
  Milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Water/Vegetable stock 5 Cup (80 tbs)
  Maple syrup 1 Teaspoon
  Lemon juice/Balsamic vinegar 2 Teaspoon
  Croutons 1 Dash (for topping)
  Parmesan cheese 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (for topping)
Directions

Getting Ready:
1. Pre-heat oven to 350F.
2. Drizzle garlic with olive oil and wrap in foil. Toss remaining veggies with olive oil. Place on two baking sheets and roast (flipping once partway through, if desired), for 60-75 minutes (radish, garlic, yams, onion, and rutabaga may take the lesser amount of time).
3. Remove from oven and let cool slightly.
4. Scrape squash pulp from skin, squeeze garlic from skin.

Making:
1. Heat soup pot. Add butter and brown (watch it so it doesn’t burn).
2. Add veggies to browned butter, along with olive oil, and seasonings. Cook 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
3. Add water (or stock) and bring to a boil.
4. Turn heat off, add milk, maple syrup, and lemon juice. Blend with hand blender (or in a regular blender – be sure to remove the plug from the lid and cover with a clean towel) until smooth. Add more water if it’s too thick.
5. Taste, adjust seasoning if desired. Return to heat and cook a few minutes more, but don’t boil.

Serving:
1. Serve topped with croutons (cubed bread, tossed with olive oil, salt, and pepper, baked at 350F for 10-15 minutes).
2. Enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Dish: 
Soup
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
85 Minutes
Ready In: 
90 Minutes
Servings: 
5

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