|One of Each Soup Topped with Fresh Chives and Homemade Croutons by Joann Pan and Amanda Boyd|
Greetings, soup lovers of the world - and congratulations to Seriously Soupy for turning one! Guest blogging best friends Joann Pan and Amanda Boyd here ready to introduce you to a fun soup that is easy and takes under an hour to prepare and eat. We woke up Saturday morning and were craving something warm and hearty for cold, fall nights, as well as for our usually empty lunch boxes for work. We found it when we were scouring binders off of prized soup recipes—One of Each Soup. It’s one of the easiest soups you can make any day of the week when you are short on time—and only takes a short grocery list. The One of Each Soup calls for one of almost every ingredient. Once everything is collected and you’re ready to chop and measure, heat the vegetable broth (or broth of your choice) to a steady simmer.
If you’re feeling apprehensive about the banana, make sure it isn’t too ripe or just use half instead. While Amanda thought the banana added a little something special to the soup, Joann thought it could have done with a little less banana. Taste as you go, and you'll find the right balance for your very own One of Each Soup.
|Ingredients for One of Each Soup|
1 large boiling potato, peeled and cut up
1 medium onion
1 celery heart, (plus the inner pale stalks with leaves), coarsely chopped, about 1/2 cup
1 large apple, preferably Granny Smith since it’s not so sweet, peeled and coarsely chopped
1 firm-ripe banana, coarsely chopped
1 pint vegetable broth
1 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon Irish butter
1 rounded teaspoon curry powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives for garnish
|All the ingredients mixed together|
|The ingredients simmering|
|Blending all the ingredients together|
While the vegetable stock is heating in a 3-quart saucepan, cut the potato, onion, apple, celery and banana. Place all the cut fruit and vegetables in the broth so it can simmer for about 12 to 15 minutes or until everything is tender. Then proceed to add the heavy cream, butter, salt, and curry. Heat the soup, but don’t boil and then cream it all together with a hand held blender. Once the soup is smooth and all the ingredients come together, it’s ready to dish out and serve.
1 day old Italian bread, cut into cubes or slices
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of oregano
1 teaspoon of garlic powder
We made homemade crostinis with a half loaf of Italian Bread we had lying around by baking in a pan with olive oil until it turned crispy and slightly brown. Add salt, oregano and garlic powder to taste.
Toss a few crostinis on top with a sprinkle of chives and enjoy.
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