Spiced Orange Soup

February 9, 2013 No Comments »

Spiced Orange Soup Recipe

An orange starter – Spiced Orange Soup

This a refreshing warm soup that can be served with bread.

1 onion, peeled and chopped
3 apples, peeled, cored and chopped
2 small potatoes, chopped
1 tbsp ground turmeric
1 tbsp ground cumin
2 leaves of fresh sage or 1 tsp dried ground sage, if using fresh, mince finely
4 cups fresh squeezed orange juice (or store bought)
2 cups of fresh squeezed apple juice (or store bought)
3 tbsp red miso paste
salt and pepper to taste
orange zest, optional
honey or sugar to taste
1 to 2 tbsp oil or butter, your preference


chopped apples

Chopped Apples

In a large pot, hard anodized or non stick surface, place 1 to 2 tbsp of oil or butter. Melt or warm on medium high heat for 1 minute. Add onion, apple and potato. Cook for 10-15 minutes, stirring frequently, until vegetables are soft. Add the fresh sage, cumin and turmeric and turn heat to medium.

Add the apple juice and cook for a few minutes until veggies are fork tender. Add orange juice and zest, if using, and simmer for about 5 minutes. Add the red miso paste and stir to dissolve.

Taste the soup and if your oranges are a little bitter, add two tablespoons of honey or sugar at this stage. Turn off heat and let cool slightly, about 5 minutes.

Add the orange juice

Add the orange juice to the sauce pan

In a food processor, blender or with an emulsion blender, blend food until chunky or smooth: your choice. Serve immediately with crostini or toasted bread. If you really want to get fancy, sprinkle with good quality olive oil and toasted pumpkin seeds.

Serves approximately 4-6 people.

You can substitute two cups of the orange juice with two cups of your choice of stock for a mellower flavor.

Warning: Please be careful when blending hot liquids, steam builds up fast and the top of the blender after blending, please carefully remove the lid away from your face first.

See the complete orange themed meal:

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Recipes by Ron Denesha

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