Sweet Chestnut and Apple Soup

28 Apr

This delicious recipe was submitted by our supporter Joop from the Netherlands. Thanks so much for the recipe! I *hope* I managed to copy this into correct English faithfully 🙂

Ingredients: 500 g apples, 500 g onions, 3 carrots, 2 turnip tops, 1 jar tomato puree, 750 g mashed sweet chestnuts, pepper & salt to taste, 50 g vegan marg, 2 vegetarian bouillon cubes, 1 tbsp each dried basil & thyme, handful of fresh parsley, soy cream to serve (optional extra), celery and/or leek (optional), sugar to taste, salt and pepper to taste.

sweet chestnut and apple soup

sweet chestnut and apple soup

Method: Peel and core the apples, then cut them into slices. Finely chop the onions, the carrots and the turnip tops. You can optionally add in a bit of chopped celery or leek here if you like a more “rounded” flavour.

Put a large pan on the heat and melt the butter. Gently fry the onions, carrots, turnips, apples and celery/leek if using until the apples are soft. Add the sweet chestnut mash and tomato puree and let it stew briefly. Cover with water, adding the bouillon cubes and sugar to taste. Let it simmer for an hour, tasting as you go along and adding appropriate spices.

joop cooking

joop cooking

Take off the heat and blend til smooth.

Serve with a little soy cream and chopped parsley.

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One Response to “Sweet Chestnut and Apple Soup”

  1. Heather-chan May 2, 2012 at 7:30 pm #

    Hi 🙂 i just watched the documentary you’re in and i’m left thinking ‘why arent more people like this!!’
    I’m 19 and female.. incase you wanted to know :’]
    Anyway, big respect to you all 🙂 i wish you lived near me (or maybe you do, as i dont know where you’re from!) xx

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