Granny smith apple-onion soup with celeriac

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 \N Spanish onion; coarsely chopped
\N \N Vegetable cooking spray
1 large Red potato; diced
2 \N Granny Smith apple; or one each green apple and red apples, cored and chopped
1 pounds Celery root or smaller; peeled and diced
¼ teaspoon Extra virgin olive oil; optional
6 cups Vegetable broth; PLUS up to
2 cups Vegetable broth; to thin, optional
\N \N Salt and white pepper
\N \N Fresh lime juice; optional
\N \N Chopped chives; for garnish
\N \N Celery seeds; optional garnish
\N \N French baguette slices; accompaniment

TESTED with better than bouillon: half mushroom and have vegetable soup base. Tested with a 12-oz celeriac. Plan to lose about 15% of the root during peeling. Puree soup with burst of celery flavors. The apples are not distinctive; instead they make the soup bright and crisp. Measures are not precise. Use what is on hand and add broth to thin soup to the consistency of an applesauce. Pat H

DIRECTIONS: In a large, nonstick if possible, sauce pan, saute onions, potatoes, apples and celery root in cooking spray. Add ¼ teaspoon of a fruity olive oil, if using. When the onions are soft, add the first measure of vegetable broth; bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer (uncovered) for about 40 minutes until all vegetables are very soft. Puree, adding broth to thin the soup as necessary. Season with salt and pepper. Add a squeeze of fresh lime juice (optional). Serve in soup plates; garnish with chives and celery seeds. Offer a plain bread such as French or Italian white.

PER SERVING 273 cals, 6g fat, 7g fiber. 100% of RDV for Vitamin A.

* INFO * Editor may be Robert Berkeley, NY chef; author of Peppers and of Berries, two other books in this series. Recipe from Apples A Cookbook (1997: Quantum : Chartwell, Singapore; 078580790X) >MC and Email by kitpath@... Distribution: eat-lf, mc-recipe, fareshare.

Recipe by: APPLES A Cookbook 1997* / Pat Hanneman Posted to EAT-LF Digest by kitpath@... on Dec 08, 1998, converted by MM_Buster v2.0l.

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