This is actually a very simple soup that is supposed to be consumed by Dutch Farmers.I got the recipe from here.This is a very very easy vegetable soup and the way it is served is also very innovative.I only substituted the Gouda cheese in the recipe with Swiss cheese.
Potato: 2 big :peeled and chopped
Cauliflower: 1 cup +/- trimmed into florets
Carrot: 1 big peeled and chopped
Onion: 1 big chopped
Vegetable broth: store bought or homemade: 2 cups+
Salt & Pepper: as per taste
Crusty French/Italian Bread(Sliced)
Gouda Cheese : Sliced (I used Shredded Swiss cheese blend)
Chop the vegies into bite sized pieces.Melt butter in a heavy bottomed soup pot or pressure cooker and add the vegetables and onion and saute until the onion is browned.Add little salt and pepper and the veg broth(I made broth from here).Bring to boil and then let it simmer for 20 minutes until the veggies are tender for about 30 minutes or if using pressure cooker cover and cook till 2-3 whistles.Check and adjust the salt and pepper.Now the soup is ready to be served.
Preheat the broiler of the oven.Ladle the soup in oven proof bowl,top it with a sliced bread piece,cover the bread with cheese sliced/shredded.Broil the big soup bowl or individual soup bowls for around 2 minutes in the centre rack of the oven or atleast 6 inches from the heat till the cheese melts.Serve.
Now you can do the warming/broiling in the microwave also.I tried both and except for pre-heating time ,broil time is almost same.In the microwave start with 30 seconds +.
The soup is very prefect for winter and very easy to make.No other spices apart from salt & pepper are added.The flavour of the soup comes from the broth,which is a must here.The thickness and consistency can be adjusted by varying the amount of broth.The amount of veggies can be varied as per taste and availability.The above estimate is for 2-3 big servings.
The soup is comforting and obviously healthy.This is my entry to Truptis Winter Treat Event