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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Magnificent Magenta...

....or Purple Soup as it is known at our house!

Despite the date, it is fall here and this quick and uber nutritious soup is a staple here in my home. So I thought I would share - I never set out to have one of "those" kinds of blogs! I love the naturally vibrant colour of this thick and hearty soup and feel good serving it to the hungry people who live in my house - I made it yesterday much to the delight of my kids who have be requesting this vegan, wheat, and gluten free dish!
Organic Blue Potato 

1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbsp ginger minced
2 stalks celery, chopped
1 Tbsp organic olive oil
4 Beets, peeled and quartered
3-4 blue potatoes, (washed and scrubbed, not peeled) halved, substitute with nugget if you can't find blue or are too boring to try ;)
1 litre organic Vegetable broth (or Homemade)
1 can organic chickpeas, drained and rinsed
Pinch of salt and pepper
1 tsp rosemary (reserve sprig for garnish)

Purple Soup begins the same way most great soups do:

  • In a large soup pot saute the onion, garlic, celery, and beets in heated oil until onion is opaque. 
  • Add remaining ingredients, cover, and bring to a boil. 
  • Reduce heat and simmer till potatoes and beets are easily pierced with a fork (like you are making mashed pots). 
  • Remove from heat and blend smooth with an immersion blender.
Garnish with croutons and rosemary then serve!


  1. Yummy!!! I'll have to try this!!!xx

  2. It seriously takes a half hour to make - and freezes really well!
    If it is too thick, add some water mixed with a boullion cube until it is the consistency you prefer.
    I forgot to say that I throw a handful of frozen peas in for the kids to cool it without watering down the soup itself. Yummo!

  3. great idea adding the peas! I can't get over how much alike the kids look in those pictures, so sweet!

  4. Shannon Parker-BrunoSeptember 2, 2010 at 11:13 AM

    It is most delightful...too bad I wont be able to walk over and have dinner when there's no one home but me (insert tear here). I guess it's good tht I have the recipe now. Ceasar salad dressing next plese. Love you my friend. XOXO.

  5. I totally thought I commented on this yesterday- hmmm....Anyhow, it looks delicious and your photo looks like it came from a food magazine! I'm writing down this recipe to try!


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