This lovely great tasting vegetable soup combines a triple orange treat, with added quinoa.
No, there's not oranges in it! But delicious combination of tasty orange vegetables - sweet potato, pumpkin and carrot. A beautiful colour and good for you :)
Terrific way to get some veggies into the kids and the quinoa adds protein too. This makes a full 2 litres, but leftovers freeze very well. To make it a vegetarian soup just omit the bacon.
Make sure you reap the nutritional benefits of leaving the skin on and include the pumpkin seeds too.
- 2 garlic cloves, peeled
- 1cm fresh ginger
- 1 onion, peeled and halved
- 3 rashers of bacon, quartered (if not using bacon/10g olive oil)
- 2 teaspoon coriander, ground
- 2 teaspoon cumin, ground
- 1 teaspoon turmeric, ground
- 250g sweet potato, peeled and cubed
- 300g carrots, chopped into chunks
- 500g butternut pumpkin, (seeds/skin on) chopped
- 10g Worcestershire sauce
- sprinkle of thyme
- 20g TM vegetable stock concentrate
- 300g boiling water from kettle
- 50g quinoa
- 200g milk
- garnish: sour cream or yoghurt and chopped chives or sliced spring onion
- Place garlic, ginger, onion and bacon into TM bowl and chop 3 sec / speed 5. Scrape down.
- Add coriander, cumin and turmeric and sauté (if not using bacon add 10g olive oil) 5 mins / Varoma / speed 2 / MC off.
- Add sweet potato, carrot and pumpkin and chop 30 sec / speed 7. Scrape down.
- Add Worcestershire Sauce, thyme, stock and boiling water (see note below) and cook 10 mins / 100°C / speed 1.
- Add quinoa and cook a further 15 mins / 100°C / speed 1 / MC off, placing simmering basket or TM6 spatter guard on top of lid to prevent any spatter.
- Remove basket and replace MC.
WARNING: WHEN PUREEING HOT LIQUIDS FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS IN YOUR THERMOMIX INSTRUCTIONS MANUAL.
- Carefully blend 1 min, gradually increasing from speed 1 to speed 9.
- Add milk until desired consistency is reached 30 sec / speed 6.
- Garnish with sour cream or yoghurt and chopped chives or sliced spring onion for garnish.
If using TM31 be careful not to go over the Max line in your bowl. After cooking the soup will reduce and you can add more liquid then if desired.
Please note that the turmeric will discolour your lid, however this will fade after a few washes.
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Hands down the BEST SOUP EVER!!!
My son asks for this almost weekly.
It’s just SO easy to make, and it’s so full of flavour
Fabulous to hear Esther thank you! I'm really happy to hear your son enjoys it too!
This is a really tasty thick soup. I made it without bacon as a vegetarian was visiting. Next time I will either use a little more veg stock or add salt to make up for the lack of bacon but we really enjoyed it.
Thanks Caroline - pleased you enjoyed it even without the bacon! :)
I do normally check that I have all ingredients before making something but I didn't yesterday and just assumed that I did !!! I didn't have sweet potato, bacon or quinoa but I made this for the old people anyway. It was delicious - the flavour was great and they loved it. I think there is enough for at least three meals for them.
Thanks for a recipe that tastes so good even if I didn't have all the ingredients !!!! LOL
Thanks for saving my life Leonie!
Have a miss 6 who currently has tonsilitis and croup and refusing all foods.
Hit just the right spot!
Awesome to hear Tara. Thank you! :) Best wishes to your poor little Miss 6 too!