Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Obsession Continued...

To prove my obsession, I have decided to post a soupcon of soups... Ok, not really a soupcon, but a soupcon of soups sounds very professional, wouldn't you say? :). Ok, scrap that, I am posting a succession of soups... So prepare yourself!
(I don't see you running for the blender... Go on, run, run, run!)

And just in time for the deliciously impending cold weather!

Beetroot, Sweet Potato and Watercress Soup:
(Serves 4)

Mmm... Vibrancy does come in YUM flavour!


1 Onion, Finely Diced
2 Sticks of Celery, Diced
A Drizzle of Olive Oil
8 - 10 Beetroot, Peeled and Diced

2 - 3 Sweet Potatoes
800mls Water
1 Packet of Watercress
2 Teaspoons of Cinnamon
2 Teaspoons of Cumin
2 Teaspoons of Woolies Citrus Flake Sea Salt
A Decent Grind of Black Pepper
A Squeeze of Lemon Juice
A Handful of Pine Nuts for Serving


Wrap sweet potatoes in tinfoil and roast at 200 degrees Celsius until tender
Fry diced onion and celery in the olive oil until translucent
Add cumin and cinnamon and fry for a few minutes
Add diced beetroot and stir
Add the water, salt and pepper and simmer until the beetroot is just tender (30 - 40mins)
Add the sweet potato and packet of watercress
Add lemon juice
Simmer for a further 10 - 15 minutes to allow flavours to combine
Blend all ingredients together with a handheld blender
Check flavours, you may need to add some more salt, pepper or lemon juice
Serve with a few toasted pine nuts on the top and a few sprigs of raw watercress

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