Slow roasted root vegetable soup

slow roasted vegetable soup

Another part of the Brand New Me program of 2013 is diet, I have no choice on this one, I bought my wedding dress which was a wee bit tight but I thought, hey I’ll lose a couple of pounds by March and it’ll be fine. Ker-ching, I paid and took the beauty home and didn’t think about it until 1st January.

Now ‘a couple of pounds’ had become a half a stone thanks to a massively good Christmas and New Year feasting. The first week of the year we were still clearing out the fridges and freezer but week 2 I introduced soups as lunchtime options. I’m making my own so I know how much salt and sugar is in them (not a lot) and getting a lot of pleasure too.

First up was a Broccoli and Stilton soup, made in my Morphy Richards soup maker, it tasted absolutely delicious but I had to scrape the cheese off the side of the soupmaker when it came to washing up so not ideal for that machine. Second up was a Delia favourite

Slow roasted root vegetable soup

Ingredients
Root vegetables (carrot, parsnip, swede, potato, celeriac, leeks) about 1k chopped into bite size pieces
1 onion, chopped
1.5 litres vegetable stock
3 bay leaves
salt and pepper

As Delia says in her Soup book from The Delia Collection ‘ Something happens to root vegetables when they are cooked very slowly for a long time: their flavour becomes mellow but at the same time more intense.’

I chose to make my Root Vegetable soup slightly differently from the master’s 3 hour in the oven process. I roasted the veg and then made the soup in my slow cooker

Peel and chop all of your chosen vegetables, place in a large oven proof dish with a good seasoning and a drizzle of olive oil over it, shake well so all covered and roast in the oven for 40 minutes until soft. If it’s coloured it’s not a problem it will add to the flavour.

slow roasted veg soup

Pop the roasted root vegetables in the slow cooker along with all the other ingredients and cook on slow for 4 hours.

Remove the bay leaves and liquidise, re heat if necessary and serve with fresh bread for dipping.

 slow roasted vegetable soup

It’s really tasty, it’s incredibly cheap and amazingly easy to make. I shall be doing this again :)

 

4 Comments

  1. January 18, 2013 / 5:49 PM

    This looks delicious Mari, I will be giving it a try :-)

    • January 21, 2013 / 4:09 PM

      Thanks Mama, do give it a go I don’t think you’ll be disappointed

  2. Mediocre Mum
    January 20, 2013 / 11:47 AM

    OOOh! A lovely winter warmer, perfect for a snowy day!

    • January 21, 2013 / 4:09 PM

      I’ll definitely be doing this again :)

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