It might sound a bit of an odd combo but this Kumara, Apple and Garlic soup is just divine! Perfect for a cold winters day.
1kg kumara (any type) cut into cubes
1 onion, peeled and cut into wedges
1 granny smith apple, cored and cut into wedges
4 garlic cloves
60ml (1/4 cup) olive oil
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1.5-2L chicken stock
Preheat oven to 180 deg.
Place kumara, onion, apple and garlic in a bowl and mix through oil, nutmeg, cinnamon and some salt & pepper.
Spread kumara etc on a baking tray and bake for approximately 30 mins or until cooked and tender.
When cooked transfer to a large pot, add stock and bring to the boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for another 15 min or until veg is soft.
Remove from the heat and blitz with a stick mixer or mix in a blender.
Season to taste.
Best served with some crumbled feta.
This makes a HUGE amount of soup – we had enough for about 6-8 adult meals. Pair this with my easy-as Soda Bread and you’ve got yourself the perfect weekend lunch.
This post first appeared on Hey…Pesto! Republished with permission.