With a shift in the seasons from winter to spring brings an attention to a new menu of local fresh foods. In the Pacific Northwest leeks, garlic, baby greens, peas, radishes, and rhubarb are just a few of the exciting seasonal ingredients worth adding to your menu. With that in mind I bring you my latest soup recipe that is very easy to make, delicious, versatile, and really good for you.
I recently discovered a simple way to use fresh ginger to create a broth and have since been creating different versions of this soup loaded with beautiful colors and packed with nutrients. The ginger and garlic add a nice spice and serious immunity boosting qualities. The abundance of vegetables provides your digestive system with a healthy serving of fiber.
Sweet Potato and Leek Ginger Soup
4 inch piece of ginger, scrubbed and thickly sliced
2 leeks, chopped
1 lg sweet purple potato, cubed
3-4 cloves garlic, chopped
2-3 carrots, chopped
4 stalks of celery, chopped
salt and pepper
- Put the ginger in a large pot of hot water and and simmer for about 20 minutes while prepping the other veggies. Your option here is to remove the ginger before adding the rest of the ingredients, be hardcore and eat the ginger in the soup, or pick it out as you eat.
- Add all other ingredients to the ginger broth and simmer for about 20 minutes.
- Serve immediately and store leftovers in the fridge for about 3 days or freeze for future quick meals.
Cheers to a happy and healthy spring season!