I absolutely love this time of year. Not only is it beautiful with the leaves changing color and the temperature is still in the positives but it is also harvest season! I love heading down to the Saskatoon Farmer’s Market and checking out all the fresh produce. For this week, I wanted to provide you with a hearty, healthy soup using the vegetables I found at the Farmer’s Market on Saturday. This soup is very easy to make and uses budget friendly vegetables. DO NOT be intimidated- if I can make a great tasting soup, just about anyone can!
Harvest Potato Soup
Serves 4-6 people
4 cups chicken broth
1 cup milk (I used 1% but skim or 2% would also work)
1 package ground turkey
1 yellow onion, diced
3 large carrots, chopped
2 large potatoes or 6 smaller potatoes, chopped
3 stalks celery, chopped
2 Tbsp dill
1 Bay leaf
1-2 Tbsp garlic powder (to taste)
2 Tbsp fresh parsley
1 tsp chili flakes
1. Heat a dash of oil in a large stock pot on medium-high heat. Place the turkey in the pot and brown. Once turkey is cooked through, place into a bowl and set aside.
2. Add onion into pot and another small dash of canola oil. Cook until the onion is opaque, about 7-10 minutes.
3. Add back the ground turkey and the carrots, potatoes, celery, dill, bay leaf, garlic powder, chili flakes and chicken broth.
4. Bring the broth to a boil then turn heat down to a simmer. Add the milk and simmer the soup for about 15-20 minutes or until carrots are tender.
5. Take the pot off the heat and add the fresh parsley.
Serve soup with a grainy bread or a nice fresh salad. Enjoy J
This soup would also taste great with fresh peas and beans for added vegetables.
Tip: This soup tastes great even after it has been frozen and re-heated. For an easy grab and go lunch or supper meal, make a batch and freeze in containers.