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Creamy Asian Root Vegetable Soup

 

Creamy Asian Root Vegetable Soup made with sweet potatoes, turnips, celery, carrots, and onions with soy sauce and fresh ginger in a creamy broth.

Creamy Asian Root Vegetable Soup made with sweet potatoes, turnips, celery, carrots, and onions with soy sauce and fresh ginger in a creamy broth.

Turnips. Another vegetable I have never eaten before. The most common are the white turnip and according to Wikipedia, the turnip was a well-established crop in Hellenistic and Roman times. The root is high in Vitamin C and is only 34 calories.

Creamy Asian Root Vegetable Soup

I had purchased some during my fruit and vegetable run last week, but since I haven’t been feeling well, I had forgotten they were there and found them buried in the bottom of my vegetable drawer.

I started to think about what it was I was going to make when I opened my Facebook page, and there was my inspiration. Nisreen from Green Cuisine List had posted a picture of her Roasted Vegetable Soup on my wall (since I love roasting veggies!) which got me thinking about how good a nice hot bowl of soup would taste.

Creamy Asian Root Vegetable Soup made with sweet potatoes, turnips, celery, carrots, and onions with soy sauce and fresh ginger in a creamy broth.

So I did my weekly “refrigerator clean-out” to make room for next weeks fresh fruits and veggies and found some carrots, celery, a sweet potato, garlic, a piece of ginger root and of course these two small turnips. All the makings for a nice soup. It was creamy and oh so flavorful!

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Creamy Asian Root Vegetable Soup
Creamy Asian Root Vegetable Soup
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins
 

Creamy Asian Root Vegetable Soup made with sweet potatoes, turnips, celery, carrots, and onions with soy sauce and fresh ginger in a creamy broth.

Course: Soup
Servings: 8
Author: Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp. Stir Fry Oil
  • 1 c. Carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 Stalks Celery, washed and chopped
  • 2 White Turnips, peeled and chopped
  • 1 Small Sweet Potato, peeled and chopped
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1/4 c. Scallions, chopped
  • 2 tsp. Fresh Ginger, grated
  • 2 tbsp. All Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 c. Low Sodium Soy Sauce
  • 4 c. Low Sodium Vegetable Broth (or chicken broth)
  • 2 c. Water
  • 1/2 c. Heavy Cream
  • 1/2 c. 2% Milk
Instructions
  1. In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat the oil then add in the carrots, celery, turnips, sweet potato, garlic, scallions, and ginger. Saute for about 5-10 minutes then add flour and mix well. 

  2. Next, add the soy sauce, broth and water and mix well. Bring to a boil, reduce heat then let simmer for 45 minutes or until all of the vegetables have softened. 

  3. In a separate saucepan, heat the cream and milk. Use your immersion blender to blend all of the ingredients together. Season with salt and pepper and garnish with chopped scallions. Makes 8 cups.

Recipe Notes

*If you do not have an immersion blender, simply pour the mixture into a regular blender and puree until smooth. Just be very careful not to fill it too much to the top as it will be extremely hot and you don't want to pop the lid off of your blender.

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5 Comments

  1. Lisa @ Lisa's Dinnertime Dish
    January 27, 2012 at 6:24 pm - Reply

    This sounds really delicious, Carrie! I think I might just clean out my veggie drawer and see what I can come up with!!

  2. Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
    January 27, 2012 at 6:50 pm - Reply

    Thanks Lisa~I can’t wait to see your creation! 🙂

  3. The Harried Cook
    January 28, 2012 at 1:33 am - Reply

    Gorgeous flavors… and hearty too! I love me a good soup 🙂

  4. Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
    January 29, 2012 at 4:07 pm - Reply

    Thank you!

  5. Amee
    February 1, 2012 at 8:52 pm - Reply

    looks great Carrie!

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