Immune boosting butternut soup

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Ingredients

Serves 4

 

  • 1/2 butternut, peeled and cut into cubes
  • 1 sweet potato, peeled and cut into cubes
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1/2 fennel bulb, cut into chunks
  • 4cm fresh ginger, peeled and finely diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon rapeseed oil
  • 1 star anise
  • 3 cardamom pods
  • 1/2 cinnamon stick
  • 4 kaffir lime leaves
  • 400ml tin light coconut milk
  • 400ml water
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable bouillon
  • Salt and pepper

You will need a hand blender or food processor.

Timings

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 40 minutes
Total time: 45 minutes

Immune boosting butternut soup

This is a delicious soup which I make to reset my body. It’s so hearty and warming and the ingredients are in perfect balance with each other. I keep any leftovers for lunch the next day or pop extra portions in the freezer for a cook-free night. The brighter the vegetables are, the higher vitamin c and beta carotene they are. Both are essential ingredients to keep us healthy during winter.

Method

Heat the oil in a large heavy based saucepan and sautΓ© the celery, fennel, butternut and sweet potato for 10 minutes over a medium heat. Add the garlic, ginger and spices and sautΓ© for a further 5 minutes.

Add the coconut milk, water and vegetable bouillon and season well with salt and pepper. Bring the soup up to a boil and turn it down to a simmer for 25 minutes or until the butternut and sweet potato are both soft.

Remove the star anise, cardamom pods, cinnamon stick and kaffir lime leaves. Blitz to a smooth soup using a hand blender or food processor. Taste and adjust the seasoning to your liking.

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During winter we should be trying to eat as much fresh ginger as possible to help our immune system. I have a gorgeous friend who like to knaw on it! That’s a step too far for me, but I do try to add it into as much food as possible. Every little helps…”

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