There is something so comforting about a big pot of soup. Quick to make and more or less foolproof! so with Autumn fast approaching its high time I got cracking on a few variations.
I had some beautiful fennel from organic republic here in Cork that I was dying to use so I picked up some beets today to compliment them.
Ok here we go: In a saucepan add a glug of oil and sauté finely chopped fennel. Add your spices – salt, pepper, all spice, oregano, nutmeg, garlic powder Grate and add an apple and the zest of one orange. Finely slice 3 beets and pop into the pot. Splash with apple cider vinegar. Scoop of coconut sugar Cover everything with water and then add two sachets of instant miso paste. (You can use veg stock too I just like the alternative kick from the miso) Bring to the boil, reduce and let it do it’s thing for an hour. Hand blend to desired consistency Serve up with chunky bread or like me eat it with leftover pastry pies!!
Mmm… I topped the soup with soy yoghurt, sunflower seeds and feathery fennel bits. Don’t be afraid of the beets and fennel! I know you’re thinking OH NO I bet it tastes like earthy sambucca but it couldn’t be further from that. Delicious!