It has been an uncharacteristically warm November in San Francisco. Sunny, 60’s… I’m not complaining, but it won’t hold me back from making soup. In these weeks leading up to Thanksgiving, I try to sneak in my veggie-full meals while I can. If Thanksgiving was one meal on one day, that’d be one thing. But let’s face it, you’re facing a Thanksgiving pot-luck at work, Friendsgiving (I can’t wait for ours!), Thanksgiving day + leftovers. It’s a marathon, people. Condition accordingly.
This happens to be one of the most budget-friendly soups, too. The two main ingredients together might cost you $2. And do you see that color?? Lots of vitamin c bang for that buck. Recipe sourced from Love & Lemons.
Roasted Carrot & Sweet Potato Soup with Turmeric & Curry
6-8 big carrot sticks, diced
1 large sweet potato, or 2 small, diced
2 large cloves garlic, minced
1 medium onion or leak, diced
1-2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons turmeric, ground
2 teaspoons madras curry powder
2 teaspoons fresh minced ginger
4 cups veggie stock plus 2 cups water
a pinch of cayenne pepper
1-2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Peel and roughly chop the carrots and sweet potatoes and place on a baking sheet. Toss everything with a drizzle of olive oil, and a good amount of salt and pepper. Roast for about 25 minutes, or until everything is golden brown.
Meanwhile, in a large pot, heat a bit of oil over low heat, add the chopped onion and garlic. Add a pinch of salt and cook until translucent. Add the turmeric, curry, and grated ginger and heat just until fragrant (30 seconds). Add the water and stock, and bring to a gentle boil, cover, and reduce to a low simmer.
Add all of the roasted veggies to the pot. Leave the pot uncovered and turn the heat off. Allow it to cool for a bit and then puree in a high speed blender.
Taste and adjust, I added a bit more salt, pepper, and a few pinches of cayenne and apple cider vinegar. Sprinkle with parmesan, top with yogurt and serve with bread.