I’m recently realizing how much of a wimp I am when it comes to the cold weather. I lived in Montana for two years and I’m still trying to figure out how I braved all the cold and the snow. These days, the minute the temperatures hit below 60 degrees I’m pulling out the jackets, scarves and mittens!
So, whether you are like me and freezing your buns off in the 50 degree weather we are having (don’t hate me!) or if you are freezing your buns off in the middle of a polar vortex, you will want to curl up with a bowl of this Roasted Root Vegetable Soup and binge watch every episode of Friends on Netflix! (Although I own every season on DVD, I’m so excited that I can now watch them on Netflix!!)
WHAT IS A ROOT VEGETABLE?
Let’s talk root vegetables for a minute. Root vegetables are vegetables that are actually the “root” off the plant, which means that they grow underground rather than on top of the soil. Most of them do have edible leaves that grow on the top of the soil, like carrots and beets. Most of the time people usually just eat the vegetable part, but the leaves can be just as edible and delicious!
You might be more familiar with carrots, sweet potatoes, and beets, but may not have experimented much with root vegetables like rutabega, turnips, and parsnips. Rutabega, turnips, and parnsips can have a little bit of a bite to them, so roasting them brings out more of their sweeter side and makes them delicious!
HOW TO MAKE ROASTED ROOT VEGETABLE SOUP
This soup is souper (haha??) easy to make! You could just chop all the vegetables and add them into the pot and cook them with the vegetable stock, but if you know me you know how much I love roasting vegetables! It brings out such a great flavor in the vegetables that I think is really important with the root vegetables we are using today. So, we are going to roast the vegetables with a little olive oil and salt and pepper and then we are going to add them to the pot with some onion, garlic, herbs and stock and then blend it right up!
This is the perfect winter soup to warm you up while you enjoy your Friends marathon!Print