Farmstand Root Vegetable Soup
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Serves: 6-8 servings
  • 2 large beets
  • 2 large golden beets
  • 2 parsnips
  • 2 small acorn squash
  • 1 medium potato
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 small sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 sprigs fresh sage, remove stems
  • 2 teaspoons coriander
  • a few tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups organic vegetable stock
  • 2 cups water
  • Note: Use whatever root vegetables are available at your local farmstand.
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Wash and dry vegetables.
  3. Place whole beets, parsnips and potato on a large baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil.
  4. Cut squash in half, scoop out seeds, drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper.
  5. Place squash cut side down on the baking pan with the other vegetables.
  6. Roast until soft to pierce with a fork. (about 30 minutes for squash and 1 hour for beets & parsnips)
  7. When done, let cool. Peel the beets and parsnips and give everything a rough chop.
  8. Add garlic, onion and bay leaf to a large soup pot with olive oil and saute 3-5 minutes.
  9. Add coriander, sage and all the roasted vegetables.
  10. Add stock and water (I like to use both but you could just use one or the other). Add enough liquid to just cover the vegetables.
  11. Heat the soup through and puree using a hand mixer or transferring batches to a blender or food processor.
  12. Add salt and pepper to taste and enjoy!
Recipe by Leslie Neri at