Irish Root Soup with Cashel Blue Cheese

Author: Canadian Living

Rich with vegetables, this pur? soup has highlights of Cashel Blue, one of Ireland's most well-known creamy blue-veined cheeses (though Gorgonzola or creamy Danish blue make worthy substitutes). For a vegetarian version, replace chicken stock with vegetable.

  • Portion size 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 leeks thinly sliced (white and light green parts only)
  • 1 onion thinly sliced
  • 4 cups diced peeled rutabaga
  • 1 carrots peeled and diced
  • 1 russet potato peeled and diced
  • 3/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 4 cups sodium-reduced chicken stock
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup 10% cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup crumbled Cashel blue cheese
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley

Method

In large pot or Dutch oven, melt butter over medium heat; fry leeks and onion, stirring often, until translucent, about 12 minutes.

Add rutabaga, carrot, potato, salt, pepper and nutmeg; cook for 5 minutes.

Stir in stock and water; bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until vegetables are tender, about 30 minutes.

In batches, pur?soup in blender until smooth. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 3 days; thin with a little water if desired.)

Return to Dutch oven. Stir in cream and vinegar; bring just to boil over medium heat. Ladle into bowls. Garnish with cheese and chives.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 662 mg
  • Protein 5 g
  • Calories 164.0
  • Total fat 9 g
  • Cholesterol 26 mg
  • Saturated fat 6 g
  • Total carbohydrate 16 g

%RDI

  • Iron 6.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 12.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 11.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 27.0
  • Vitamin C 28.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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