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Roasted Root Vegetable Soup

Cold days call for a soup that showcases winter’s bountiful harvest. In-season vegetables such as turnips, carrots, and celery combine with our Winter Spice Seasoning for a warm, filling meal.

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Ingredients

  • 2 (180 g) medium carrots, cut into 1" chunks
  • 1 (120 g) medium turnip, or parsnip, rutabaga, cut into 1" chunks
  • 1 (110 g) small yellow onion, peeled, cut into 1" chunks
  • 1 (70 g) celery stalk, cut into 1" chunks
  • ½ (10 g) jalapeño, stemmed
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 piece (5 g) fresh ginger root, ¼" slice
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt, optional
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) extra virgin olive oil, optional
  • 3 cups (720 ml) vegetable broth
  • 2 (120 g) medium roma tomatoes, halved
  • 3 cups (50 g) kale, stemmed, roughly chopped
  • ½ cup (10 g) fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 (16oz.) can (225 g) chickpeas, drained, rinsed, divided use

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Combine carrot, turnip, onion, celery, jalapeno, garlic, ginger, salt, pepper and oil together in a medium mixing bowl and toss to combine.
  2. Spread out evenly on a parchment or foil lined sheet tray and roast for 20-30 minutes. Once vegetables are tender, set aside 1 full cup for later use.
  3. Add remaining vegetables to the Vitamix container along with the tomatoes, vegetable stock and half the can of chickpeas. Secure the lid.
  4. Start the blender on its lowest speed, then quickly increase to its highest speed. Blend for 5-6 minutes or until heavy steam escapes from vented lid plug.
  5. Lower the machine to Variable 3. Remove lid plug. Add kale, cilantro, and the remaining chickpeas and vegetables through lid plug opening. Blend for 20-30 seconds until ingredients are lightly chopped and incorporated.

Notes

This soup utilizes your Vitamix in several ways - first for creating a smooth, creamy base for your soup, then to pulse in small chunks of ingredients for little pops of flavor and texture.

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