There are lots of variations of Love Soup floating about online or in recipe books. The Jack Monroe version is one of my favourites. This is my version of Love Soup ready for Valentines Day next month. It’s warming, delicious and EASY. I make mine in a Vitamix but other blenders would work too I imagine. The Vitamix just takes all the work out of it and also heats it which is a bonus.
There are two ways to make this – you can use all raw vegetables or you can use baked sweet potatoes which I actually prefer for the extra flavour.
You will need:
2 sweet potatoes ( preferably baked with flesh scooped out and skins discarded)
1/2 clove of garlic
1/2 red pepper
1 mug of vegetable stock
1 handful of fresh coriander
A pinch of crushed black pepper
If you are using a Vitamix, place all ingredients in and blend on the highest setting ( increasing gradually ) for approximately 4-5 minutes until steaming hot. Serve immediately or chill and refrigerate. If you are making this using a pan and hand blender you should dice your veg and herbs and cook until soft with the stock before blending with a hand blender (carefully) until smooth.
This is delicious and full of flavour. My girls love it as do I. It’s also great served with pasta as it’s fairly thick and tastes almost creamy – add sautéed chorizo for a special treat.