Turnips are easily one of the most overlooked root vegetables, yet its flavor is so delicious and unique. A delicate combination of woody and bitter, the crisp, white flesh of the turnip can easily be added to mashed potato for an earthy twist on a family classic, or in this instance it is at the very heart of a hearty winter soup. Low in calories and high in fiber, this inexpensive produce is worthy of being featured in every soup and stew.

When paired with the hot, warm flavor and color of the chorizo, this velvety blend of turnip and potato is really brought to life, while the sourdough croutons really give the dish depth and texture. Looking for a vegetarian topping alternative? Why not stir in a spoonful of your favorite pesto? Either finish will be the perfect addition.

10 Minutes 30 Minutes 2
2 tbsp unsalted butter

1 medium sized turnip

3 Yukon Gold potatoes

½ yellow onion

2 garlic cloves

3 sprigs of fresh thyme

3 cups of vegetable stock

1 cup of heavy whipping cream

3 slices of sourdough bread

2 tbsp olive oil

3 oz chorizo (from Smoking Goose)

Chop onions and garlic and sweat in butter until translucent. Chop turnip and potatoes into 1-inch pieces and add to the pan, stirring until edges are golden brown.

Add the vegetable stock and thyme and bring to the boil, before simmering gently for 20-25 minutes until the vegetables are soft.

Fry the chorizo on a high end, and gently break down the sausage into crumbs and set aside. Cut the sourdough bread into chunks and in the same pan, heat the olive oil until spitting before adding the bread. Be sure to turn the croutons over to ensure they cook evenly.

After 25 minutes, add the cream to the stock, stir and simmer for a further 5 minutes. With an immersion blender or a food processor (do in small batches) blend until smooth, return to the pot and keep on a low heat.

Serve the soup with the chorizo crumbs and sourdough croutons, and drizzle with remaining chorizo oil.

This has been a sponsored post, reviewing the produce and products available through Green Bean Delivery.

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