Chestnut Soup

This creamy soup is perfect for chilly nights, winter weather, or anytime you feel like a full-bodied side dish. Great for your next holiday feast.

Serves 4

What You Need:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, minced
  • 1/3 cup finely minced celery 
  • 1 pound boiled chestnuts, peeled
  • 2 cups vegetable stock or water
  • 1-3/4 cups soy milk 
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

What You Do:

  1. Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and celery and cook covered until soft, about 5 minutes. Remove lid. Add all but 4 of the chestnuts and the vegetable stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes.
  2. Transfer the mixture to a food processor along with 1 cup of the soy milk. Purée until smooth. Return the mixture to the saucepan over low heat and add the salt, cayenne, and nutmeg. Stir in the remaining 3/4 cup of soy milk and simmer for 10 minutes without boiling. Taste to adjust seasoning.
  3. Coarsely chop the reserved 4 chestnuts and set aside. When the soup is hot, ladle it into bowls and garnish with the reserved chestnuts.

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